senate Bill S2136

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled

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  • 11 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1690
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; further requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2361
Versions:
S2136
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4892A, A4732A
2009-2010: S480, A5965
2007-2008: A8495A

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BILL NUMBER:S2136

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to doubling the fines for traffic infractions and traffic
misdemeanors committed in school traffic control zones

PURPOSE: Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic
misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one adds sections 1800-a and 1801-a to the vehicle and traffic
law.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: It is necessary that harsher punishments are
implemented for individuals who violate the vehicle and traffic laws,
especially in school traffic zones. Guaranteeing the safety of
children should be taken with the utmost concern and importance. The
majority of motor vehicles in school zones exceed the speed limit,
endangering the welfare of children who are attending school. Taking
an aggressive stance to enforce school zone vehicle and traffic laws
will further minimize children's risk of getting injured by cars. By
creating harsher penalties for people who violate traffic laws in
designated school zones, it creates incentive to abide by the laws and
hopefully reduce the amount of vehicle and traffic incidents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4892 - Passed Senate/A.4732 - Referred
to Transportation 2011: S.4892 - Passed Senate/A.4732 - Referred to
Transportation 2010: S.480 - Referred to Transportation/A.5965 -
Referred to Transportation. 2009: S.480 - Referred to
Transportation/A.5965 - Referred to Transportation. 2008: S.4922 -
Referred to Transportation/A.8495 - Referred to Transportation. 2007:
S.4922 - Referred to Transportation/A.8495 - Referred to
Transportation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor
vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend
and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the
provisions of this act on its effective date.

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

                                  2136

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 doubling the
  fines for traffic infractions and traffic  misdemeanors  committed  in
  school traffic control zones

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
  S  1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.  NOTWITH-
STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE  AND
ANY  RULE  OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJA-
CENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL  SPEED  LIMITS  HAVE  BEEN  ESTAB-
LISHED, SHALL ALSO BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE AND SHALL
BE  CLEARLY  MARKED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF EITHER A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP
SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY  SURROUNDING  A  SCHOOL
SAFETY  ZONE  WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL ZONE. ALL FINES FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, EXCEPT FOR THE FINES FOR SPEEDING IN A  SCHOOL
SPEED  ZONE  AS  SET OUT IN PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (H) OF SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN  A  SCHOOL
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE  SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET
OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH INFRACTIONS.
  S 1801-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE;  MISDEMEANORS.  NOTWITHSTANDING
THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY
RULE  OR  REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  FINES   FOR   MISDEMEANOR
CONVICTIONS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE,  AS  DESIGNATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED-A  OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE
SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is
immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend  and/or  repeal
any  rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this
act on its effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03851-01-3

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