Bill S2136-2013

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; further requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

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Actions

  • Jun 23, 2014: referred to transportation
  • Jun 20, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 20, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 20, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1690
  • Jun 20, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 20, 2014
Ayes (20): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Gianaris
Ayes W/R (1): Maziarz
Absent (3): Dilan, Parker, Perkins
Excused (1): Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2136

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to doubling the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in school traffic control zones

PURPOSE: Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one adds sections 1800-a and 1801-a to the vehicle and traffic law.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: It is necessary that harsher punishments are implemented for individuals who violate the vehicle and traffic laws, especially in school traffic zones. Guaranteeing the safety of children should be taken with the utmost concern and importance. The majority of motor vehicles in school zones exceed the speed limit, endangering the welfare of children who are attending school. Taking an aggressive stance to enforce school zone vehicle and traffic laws will further minimize children's risk of getting injured by cars. By creating harsher penalties for people who violate traffic laws in designated school zones, it creates incentive to abide by the laws and hopefully reduce the amount of vehicle and traffic incidents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4892 - Passed Senate/A.4732 - Referred to Transportation 2011: S.4892 - Passed Senate/A.4732 - Referred to Transportation 2010: S.480 - Referred to Transportation/A.5965 Referred to Transportation. 2009: S.480 - Referred to Transportation/A.5965 - Referred to Transportation. 2008: S.4922 Referred to Transportation/A.8495 - Referred to Transportation. 2007: S.4922 - Referred to Transportation/A.8495 - Referred to Transportation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2136 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 11, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to doubling the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in school traffic control zones THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding two new sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows: S 1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS. NOTWITH- STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJA- CENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL SPEED LIMITS HAVE BEEN ESTAB- LISHED, SHALL ALSO BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE AND SHALL BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF EITHER A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING A SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL ZONE. ALL FINES FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, EXCEPT FOR THE FINES FOR SPEEDING IN A SCHOOL SPEED ZONE AS SET OUT IN PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (H) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH INFRACTIONS. S 1801-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; MISDEMEANORS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, ALL FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE, AS DESIGNATED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

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