Designates state route 218, in the county of Orange, from state route 9-W to the Thayer Gate of West Point (USMA), as the "General David H. Petraeus Highway".
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Hassell-Thomps, Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the enforcement of the offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license when such operation occurs in a parking lot
PURPOSE: To amend a current anomaly in the vehicle and traffic law and provide for the enforcement of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license in a parking lot.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 511 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law by striking the stipulation, "upon a public highway" from paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of Section 511. It also adds a new subdivision 8 which makes enforcement of the operation of a motor vehicle while a license is suspended or revoked an enforceable offense when such motor vehicle operation takes place on private roads open to motor vehicle traffic or a parking lot. A parking lot is defined as any area or areas of private property. including a driveway, near or contiguous to and provided in connection with premises and used as a means of access to and egress from a public highway to such premises and having a capacity for the parking of four or more motor vehicles.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the "parking lot as a public highway" interpretation of the vehicle and traffic law is only applicable to Section 1192 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which pertains to DWI related offenses. This means that a driver with a suspended license could become involved in a serious accident in a parking lot, yet face no legal ramifications for their actions.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1999-2008: Passed Senate; 2009-10: Senate Transportation Committee; 2011-12: Passed Senate.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1506 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 7, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating state route 218 in the county of Orange as the "General David H. Petraeus Highway" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 343-y to read as follows: S 343-Y. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE "GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGH- WAY SYSTEM BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE NINE-W AND STATE ROUTE TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN IN THE TOWN OF CORNWALL, AND CONTINUING IN A GENERALLY SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ON STATE ROUTE TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN, AND TERMINATING AT THE TERMINUS OF SUCH ROUTE TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN AT THE THAYER GATE (SOUTH GATE) OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT IN THE VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND FALLS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND BE KNOWN AS THE "GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS HIGHWAY". S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal- lation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state highway system as designated pursuant to section one of this act; provided that, to avoid any confusion and to limit any possible disruption of commerce, the designation called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway shall not be changed as a result of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02894-01-1