senate Bill S414

Amended

Requires that instruction in the laws relating to handicapped parking be included in the pre-licensing driver's course

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / Jan / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / Jan / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 414A
  • 03 / Feb / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.9
  • 04 / Feb / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Feb / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Feb / 2009
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Feb / 2009
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 16 / Sep / 2009
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Sep / 2009
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / Nov / 2009
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Nov / 2009
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 09 / Nov / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 09 / Nov / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 414B
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Relates to parking spaces for handicapped persons; provides that the commissioner of motor vehicles shall provide in any pre-licensing course a mandatory component of education of the laws relating to handicapped accessible parking.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S414
S414A
S414B
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S803

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BILL NUMBER: S414

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to parking
spaces for handicapped persons


PURPOSE :
Requires that instruction in the laws relating to handicapped parking
be included in the pre-licensing driver's course.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle
and traffic law, as amended by chapter 585 of the laws of 2002, by
adding a new paragraph (h).

JUSTIFICATION :
Violations of the handicapped parking laws are frequent,
inconsiderate, and unnecessary. Before receiving a driver's license,
New Yorkers should be taught the laws pertaining to handicapped
parking. Making more New Yorkers aware of these laws should reduce the
number of illegal parking violations, and improve awareness and
sensitivity of all drivers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007/2008 - S.803 Remained in the Senate Committee on Transportation
2005/2006 - S.1408/A.2637 Remained in the Committees on Transportation
2003/2004 - S.2248/A.4686 Remained in the Committees on Transportation
2001/2002 - S.5295/A.1628 Remained in the Committees on Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on the same date as section 2 of chapter
585 of the laws of 2002 took effect.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   414

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BRESLIN, ADAMS, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, ONORATO,
  SAMPSON -- 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 parking
  spaces for handicapped persons

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 585 of the laws of  2002,  is
amended and a new paragraph (h) is added to read as follows:
  (b)  Upon successful completion of the requirements set forth in para-
graph (a) of this subdivision which shall include an  alcohol  and  drug
education component as described in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, a
"Road  Rage" awareness component as described in paragraph (c-1) of this
subdivision [and], a "Work Zone Safety" awareness component as described
in paragraph (c-2) of this subdivision,  AND  INSTRUCTION  IN  THE  LAWS
RELATING TO PARKING SPACES FOR THE HANDICAPPED AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH
(H)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, the commissioner shall cause the applicant to
take a road test in a representative vehicle of a type prescribed by the
commissioner which shall be appropriate to the type of license for which
application is made, except that the commissioner  may  waive  the  road
test  requirements  for  certain classes of applicants. The commissioner
shall have the power to establish a program to allow persons other  than
employees  of  the  department  to  conduct road tests in representative
vehicles when such tests are required for applicants to obtain  a  class
A,  B  or  C license.   If she chooses to do so, she shall set forth her
reasons in writing and conduct a public hearing on the matter. She shall
only establish such a program after holding the public hearing.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03588-01-9

S. 414                              2

  (H) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE IN THE  PRE-LICENSING  COURSE,  SET
FORTH  IN  PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION A MANDATORY COMPONENT IN
EDUCATION OF THE LAWS RELATING TO HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE PARKING.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on the same  date  as  section  2  of
chapter 585 of the laws of 2002 took effect.

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