senate Bill S3528A

Signed by Governor

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6647A
Versions:
S3528
S3528A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1161, V & T L

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BILL NUMBER:S3528A

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:

The first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have
become law.

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

                                 3528--A
    Cal. No. 339

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUSCHILLO, ADAMS, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, LARKIN,
  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Transportation -- reported favorably
  from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
  third  reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the Assembly,
  recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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.  FOR THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  TERM "SCHOOL ZONE" SHALL MEAN THE
DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY PASSING A SCHOOL BUILDING, ENTRANCE OR EXIT  OF
A SCHOOL ABUTTING ON THE HIGHWAY FOR WHICH A SCHOOL SIGN (S1-1) HAS BEEN
POSTED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  CHAPTER AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MANUAL ON
UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO  SECTION  SIXTEEN
HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07107-03-3

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