Relates to mandatory surcharges for traffic offenses and infractions in Nassau county and the demonstration program authorized within Nassau county.
Ayes (55): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Huntley, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, 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, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young
Nays (3): DeFrancisco, LaValle, Zeldin
Excused (4): Duane, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Squadron
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the demonstration program authorized within Nassau county
PURPOSE: This Legislation seeks to prevent the deaths and injuries caused by motorists running red light by expanding Nassau County's existing demonstration program by increasing the number of intersections authorized to install traffic-control signal photo violation-monitoring devices from fifty to one hundred.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law by increasing the number of intersections that the County of Nassau may install photo violation-monitoring devices from fifty to one hundred.
Section 2: Effective date
JUSTIFICATION: Red light running accidents are often the worst type of accident; they tend to involve speed and "right-angle" impacts, which lead to a large number bodily injuries and death to motorists, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. The extended use of photo violation-monitoring devices has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of red light violations at the intersections being monitored. By reducing the number of vehicles running red lights, the likelihood of right angle and and pedestrian accidents is reduced.
This legislation would expand Nassau County's current demonstration program by increasing the number of locations where photo violation-monitoring devices may be installed from fifty to one hundred intersections.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nassau County will receive an additional $17.3 million in revenue annually.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, with provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2580 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 26, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the demon- stration program authorized within Nassau county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 19 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the county of Nassau is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend a local law or ordi- nance establishing a demonstration program imposing monetary liability on the owner of a vehicle for failure of an operator thereof to comply with traffic-control indications in such county in accordance with the provisions of this section. Such demonstration program shall empower such county to install and operate traffic-control signal photo viola- tion-monitoring devices at no more than
[fifty]ONE HUNDRED inter- sections within and under the jurisdiction of such county at any one time. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that the amendments to section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08446-02-1