senate Bill S480

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2009 referred to transportation

S480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5965
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1800 & 1801, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4892, A4732
2013-2014: S2136, A2361
2015-2016: S3389, A3170
2017-2018: S6212, A7417
2019-2020: S2620
2021-2022: S5618

S480 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S480 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   480

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

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. Section 1800 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY,
THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJACENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL SPEED
LIMITS  HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, 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 SUBDIVI-
SION (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 2. Section 1801 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY,
ALL FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS PURSUANT TO  THIS  CHAPTER,  WHICH
ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXI-
MUM  AMOUNT  OTHERWISE  SET  OUT  IN  THIS  CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR
CONVICTIONS.
  S 3. 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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