senate Bill S4234

Increases the number of traffic light cameras permitted in New York city to 250

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  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
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Summary

Increases the number of traffic light cameras permitted in New York city to 250.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6892
Versions:
S4234
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1111-a, V & T L; amd §19-210, NYC Ad Cd

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BILL NUMBER:S4234

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative code of the
city of New York, in relation to certain traffic-control indications

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of the bill is to increase the number of "red-light"
cameras in operation in the city of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section
1111-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 18 of
the laws of 2009, to increase the number of "traffic-control signal
photo violation monitoring devices" in operation from one hundred
fifty intersections to two hundred fifty intersections.

Section 2 of the bill amends paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section
19-210 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended
by chapter 18 of the laws of 2009, to increase the number of
"traffic-control signal photo violation-monitoring devices" in
operation from one hundred fifty intersections to two hundred fifty
intersections.

Section 3 sets an immediate effective date, except that it does not
affect the repeal of section 1111-a of the vehicle and traffic law
and shall not effect the expiration of section 19-210 of the
administrative code of the city of New York.

JUSTIFICATION:

The "Red Light Camera" program has proved effective in addressing the
ever increasing problem of drivers speeding through intersections to
"beat" a red light which poses great danger to other motorists and
pedestrians.

The New York City Police Department has neither the man power nor the
budget to provide enforcement coverage at the thousands of
intersections throughout the city of New York. The "Red Light Camera"
program is a vital tool in enforcement of the traffic laws in the
city and deserves to be expanded by another 100 intersections.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect immediately, except that it does not affect
the repeal of section 1111-a of the vehicle and traffic law and shall
not effect the expiration of section 19-210 of the administrative
code of the city of New York.

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

                                  4234

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 and the administrative  code
  of  the city of New York, in relation to certain traffic-control indi-
  cations

  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-a of the
vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws  of  2009,
is amended to read as follows:
  1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each city with a popu-
lation of one million or more is  hereby  authorized  and  empowered  to
adopt  and  amend  a local law or ordinance establishing a demonstration
program imposing monetary liability on the owner of a vehicle for  fail-
ure of an operator thereof to comply with traffic-control indications in
such city in accordance with the provisions of this section. Such demon-
stration  program  shall  empower a city to install and operate traffic-
control signal photo violation-monitoring devices at no more than  [one]
TWO hundred fifty intersections within such city at any one time.
  S  2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 19-210 of the adminis-
trative code of the city of New York, as amended by chapter  18  of  the
laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the parking violations
bureau is hereby authorized and empowered to establish  a  demonstration
program  imposing monetary liability on the owner of a vehicle for fail-
ure of an operator thereof to comply with traffic-control indications in
accordance with the provisions of this section. The department of trans-
portation, for purposes of implementation  of  such  program,  shall  be
authorized  to  install  and operate traffic-control signal photo viola-
tion-monitoring devices at no more than [one] TWO hundred  fifty  inter-
sections at any one time.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10064-01-1

S. 4234                             2

  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
the amendments to paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of  section  1111-a  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  there-
with;  and  provided,  further,  that  the  amendments to paragraph 1 of
subdivision (a) of section 19-210 of the administrative code of the city
of New York made by section two of this act shall not affect the expira-
tion of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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