senate Bill S21

Relates to requiring safety enclosures for motor buses used in mass transportation

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Relates to requiring safety enclosures for motor buses used in mass transportation.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S21
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง140, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7143

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S21

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring safety
enclosures for motor buses used in mass transportation

PURPOSE:
To require that mass transit buses install enclosures for the
protection the driver by passengers who embark and disembark from the
bus.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the transportation law by adding a new subdivision
7-a. It Requires the commissioner to require all buses used in mass
transportation to install a safety enclosure for bus drivers.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:
Due to the number of felonious assaults on bus drivers throughout the
state of New York the legislature has seen fit to elevate the level
of the criminal offenses to a felony when committed against a mass
transit worker while they are in the performance of their duties.

A review of this technology reveals that there are state-of-the-art
enclosures in use on several mass transit systems and that in cities
with populations of 1 million or more there is a tremendous concern
on the part of bus drivers. Assuming the viability of these high-tech
enclosures bus drivers will be better protected against random acts
of violence which have been directed at bus drivers.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.7143-Referred to Transportation/A.9852 - Referred to
Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
On the thirtieth day after it shall become law.

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

                                   21

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring  safety
  enclosures for motor buses used in mass transportation

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

  Section 1. Section 140 of the transportation law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 7-a to read as follows:
  7-A.  THE COMMISSIONER, BY RULE OR REGULATION, SHALL REQUIRE ALL MOTOR
BUSES USED IN MASS TRANSPORTATION, TO HAVE INSTALLED A SAFETY  ENCLOSURE
TO PROTECT BUS DRIVERS FROM ASSAULT OR INJURY CAUSED BY PASSENGERS.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00994-01-3

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