senate Bill S2311

Increases fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.683
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.406
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Increases fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A398
Versions:
S2311
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1220, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7668, A10760

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2311

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to increasing fines for throwing refuse on highways and
adjacent lands

PURPOSE: To create a greater deterrent to littering on New York
highways and adjacent lands.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the vehicle and traffic law to increase the current
fine of $350 to $700 for the first offense and from $700 to $1,400 for
the second offense.

JUSTIFICATION: New York's roadways continue to become littered
despite the fines currently under existing law. Increasing these fines
will act as a greater deterrent to these acts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012- S.7668/A.10760

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: On the 30th day after it shall have become law.

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

                                  2311

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  increasing
  fines for throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1220 of the vehicle and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 418 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read
as follows:
  (c) A violation of the provisions of subdivision (a) of  this  section
shall  be punishable by a fine not to exceed [three] SEVEN hundred fifty
dollars and/or a requirement to perform services for a  public  or  not-
for-profit corporation, association, institution or agency not to exceed
ten  hours  and  for any second or subsequent violation by a fine not to
exceed [seven] ONE THOUSAND FOUR hundred dollars and/or a requirement to
perform services for a public  or  not-for-profit  corporation,  associ-
ation, institution or agency not to exceed fifteen hours.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01562-01-3

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