senate Bill S1507

Requires department of transportation to defer to town board requests for speed limit, signage and signal changes where safety is at issue

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1298
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Requires department of transportation to defer to town board requests for speed limit, signage and signal changes on state highway, county road and town highways where public safety nexus exists.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1331
Versions:
S1507
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1620, 1621 & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1151, A10606, A3503
2007-2008: A1543

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1507

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing penalties for first,
second, third and fourth degree stalking

PURPOSE: This legislation will increase the penalties
for stalking.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 120 and Section 70 of
the New York
State Penal Law are amended to increase penalties for first, second,
third and fourth degree stalking. Stalking in the fourth degree will
become a class A misdemeanor from a class B misdemeanor. Third degree
stalking will become a class E felony from a class A misdemeanor.

Second degree stalking will become a class D felony from a class E
felony. Stalking in the first degree will become a class C felony
from a class D felony.

JUSTIFICATION: Stalking is a persistent and unwanted
pursuit of an
individual that strikes great fear in the victim. It is an
intentional and unpredictable behavior that can end with horrific
results. Victims are followed, watched or harassed.

We have continued to hear and read horror stories of victims whose
lives have been destroyed by relentless stalkers. The penalties for
this heinous crime need to match the impact that is felt by the
victim. This legislation will address this situation by increasing
the penalties for Stalking.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3194-A of 2007/2008 (Passed
Senate). S.576 of
2009-10. S.924-A of 2011/12 (Passed Senate).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1507

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 giving local
  town boards the discretion to change speed limits for safety

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

  Section  1.  Section 1620 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL DEFER TO REQUESTS FOR SPEED
LIMIT CHANGES BY THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN OR TOWNS AFFECTED WITH RESPECT
TO STATE HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE IN SUCH TOWN OR TOWNS  OUTSIDE
OF  CITIES  OR  VILLAGES, WHERE A REASONABLE NEXUS BETWEEN PUBLIC SAFETY
AND SUCH REQUEST FOR A CHANGE IN SPEED LIMIT EXISTS.
  S 2. Section 1621 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  DEFER TO REQUESTS FOR
SIGNAGE AND SIGNAL CHANGES BY THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN OR TOWNS AFFECTED
WITH RESPECT TO STATE HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE IN SUCH  TOWN  OR
TOWNS  OUTSIDE  OF  CITIES OR VILLAGES, WHERE A REASONABLE NEXUS BETWEEN
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SUCH REQUEST FOR  A  CHANGE  IN  SIGNAGE  AND  SIGNALS
EXISTS.
  S  3. Section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  OTHER  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  IF  ANY
REASONABLE NEXUS EXISTS BETWEEN PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE REQUEST BY A COUN-
TY  SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS OF A COUNTY OR A TOWN BOARD, FOR A CHANGE
IN SPEED LIMIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  DEFER  TO  THE
COUNTY  SUPERINTENDENT  OF  HIGHWAYS' OR TOWN BOARD'S REQUEST IN SETTING
THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE COUNTY ROADS AND TOWN HIGHWAYS IN  SUCH  TOWN  OR
TOWNS OUTSIDE OF CITIES OR VILLAGES.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05510-01-1

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