senate Bill S1878

Relates to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.20
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.294
  • 19 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6610
Versions:
S1878
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1174 & 510, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3099A, A8191

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BILL NUMBER:S1878

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 Traf-
fic 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 individual's 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: S.3099-A of 2012: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly
Transportation S.3099-A of 2011: Passed Senate, Died in Assembly Trans-
portation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1878

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation

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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05940-01-3

S. 1878                             2

  (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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