Bill S3099A-2011

Relates to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus

Relates to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus; requires revocation for second offense.

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Actions

  • Feb 6, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Feb 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 6, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 24, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 23, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.115
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • May 3, 2011: referred to transportation
  • May 3, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 3, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 11, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3099A
  • Mar 24, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 23, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 22, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.253
  • Feb 8, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 23, 2012
Ayes (19): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3099A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the penalties for passing a stopped school bus.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Subdivision c of section 1174 of the vehicle and traffic law to allow for additional penalties for an individual convicted of passing a stopped school bus.

Section 2: Amends Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the vehicle and traffic law to include a new subparagraph (xvi) which provides for a sixty day suspension of an drivers license when the holder is convicted two or more times of passing a stopped school bus within a period of ten years.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law provides that an individual convicted two or more times of speeding in a construction zone be subject to a sixty day suspension of his or her drivers' license. Passing a stopped school bus two or more times however, does not currently carry such a penalty. There is no doubt that passing a stopped school bus possesses as much, if not more, risk to life and limb as speeding in a construction zone and thus should have congruous penalties.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3099--A Cal. No. 253 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 8, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1174 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 254 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: (c) Every person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of this section, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTY IMPOSED BY THIS CHAPTER shall: for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than four hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of three years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than six hundred dollars nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of three years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or by both such fine and imprisonment. S 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (xvi) to read as follows:
(XVI) FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS WHERE THE HOLDER IS CONVICTED OF TWO OR MORE VIOLATIONS WITHIN A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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