senate Bill S3528

Signed by Governor Amended

Prohibits U turns within a school zone during posted hours

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.339
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3528A
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6647A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.524
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.249

Summary

Prohibits U turns within a school zone during posted hours.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3528
S3528A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1161, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3528

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to prohibiting U turns in school zones during posted hours

PURPOSE; The purpose of this bill is to assure that school zones remain
safe for students

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a subdivision b to Section 1161
of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, prohibiting U turns within a posted
school zone during posted hours

EXISTING LAW: Current law prohibits U turns on curves and at the crest
and approach to an incline

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is meant to provide more predictable traffic
patterns within school zones. School zones provide a buffer zone around
areas in which students are more likely to be travelling on foot and in
cars. Speed is therefore limited to provide drivers and pedestrians
additional time to assess dangers. By limiting the ability of drivers to
conduct U turns in such zones, student safety is further enhanced.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days

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

                                  3528

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUSCHILLO, ADAMS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, SAVINO -- 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 prohibiting
  U turns in school zones during posted hours

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

  Section  1. Section 1161 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 157 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1161. U turns in certain areas prohibited. A. No motor vehicle shall
make a U turn upon any curve, or upon the approach to, or near the crest
of a grade, where such motor vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any
other motor  vehicle  approaching  from  either  direction  within  five
hundred feet.
  B.  NO  MOTOR  VEHICLE SHALL MAKE A U TURN WITHIN A SCHOOL ZONE DURING
POSTED HOURS. SUCH SCHOOL ZONE AND HOURS SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY  SIGNAGE
CONSISTENT WITH 17 NYCRR CHAPTER V, SECTION 7B.09.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07107-02-3

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