Bill S2311-2013

Increases fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands

Increases fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands.

Details

Actions

  • May 12, 2014: referred to transportation
  • May 12, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 12, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 5, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 30, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 29, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.406
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • May 29, 2013: referred to transportation
  • May 29, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 29, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 22, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 21, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.683
  • Jan 15, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 21, 2013
Ayes (16): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Young, Zeldin, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson
Ayes W/R (2): Ranzenhofer, Dilan
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Apr 29, 2014
Ayes (17): Robach, Marcellino, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Young, Zeldin, Avella, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson
Ayes W/R (1): Ranzenhofer
Nays (1): Dilan

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2311

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands

PURPOSE: To create a greater deterrent to littering on New York highways and adjacent lands.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the vehicle and traffic law to increase the current fine of $350 to $700 for the first offense and from $700 to $1,400 for the second offense.

JUSTIFICATION: New York's roadways continue to become littered despite the fines currently under existing law. Increasing these fines will act as a greater deterrent to these acts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012- S.7668/A.10760

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: On the 30th day after it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2311 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 increasing fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1220 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 418 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (c) A violation of the provisions of subdivision (a) of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed [three] SEVEN hundred fifty dollars and/or a requirement to perform services for a public or not- for-profit corporation, association, institution or agency not to exceed ten hours and for any second or subsequent violation by a fine not to exceed [seven] ONE THOUSAND FOUR hundred dollars and/or a requirement to perform services for a public or not-for-profit corporation, associ- ation, institution or agency not to exceed fifteen hours. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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