S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 7, 2013
Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to crosswalks
near athletic fields and playgrounds
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Erin's law".
S 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 137
to read as follows:
S 137. CROSSWALKS NEAR ATHLETIC FIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS. 1. NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THERE SHALL BE A
CROSSWALK, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW, ACROSS EACH ROAD THAT ABUTS AN ATHLETIC FIELD OR PLAYGROUND
EVERY ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY FEET.
2. THERE SHALL BE A YIELD SIGN IN EACH DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC ALERTING
DRIVERS TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS IN THE CROSSWALK.
3. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO RESTRICTED HIGHWAYS.
S 3. This act shall take effect two years after it shall have become a
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.