senate Bill S1506

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Designates state route 218, in the county of Orange, as the "General David H. Petraeus Highway"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2012 2nd report cal.
Feb 29, 2012 1st report cal.244
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.601
Jan 07, 2011 referred to transportation

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Feb 29, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S1506
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S1506
16
1
committee
16
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 10, 2011

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aye wr (2)

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S1506 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3144
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง343-y, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S674, A2648

S1506 - Bill Texts

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Designates state route 218, in the county of Orange, from state route 9-W to the Thayer Gate of West Point (USMA), as the "General David H. Petraeus Highway".

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BILL NUMBER:S1506

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the enforcement of
the offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license when
such operation occurs in a parking lot

PURPOSE: To amend a current anomaly in the vehicle
and traffic law and
provide for the enforcement of operating a motor vehicle with a
suspended license in a parking lot.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 511
of the Vehicle and
Traffic Law by striking the stipulation, "upon a public highway" from
paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of Section 511. It also adds a new
subdivision 8 which makes enforcement of the operation of a motor
vehicle while a license is suspended or revoked an enforceable
offense when such motor vehicle operation takes place on private
roads open to motor vehicle traffic or a parking lot. A parking lot
is defined as any area or areas of private property. including a
driveway, near or contiguous to and provided in connection with
premises and used as a means of access to and egress from a public
highway to such premises and having a capacity for the parking of
four or more motor vehicles.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the "parking lot as a
public highway"
interpretation of the vehicle and traffic law is only applicable to
Section 1192 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which pertains to DWI
related offenses. This means that a driver with a suspended license
could become involved in a serious accident in a parking lot, yet
face no legal ramifications for their actions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1999-2008: Passed Senate;
2009-10: Senate
Transportation Committee; 2011-12: Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
first day of
November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  1506

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to designating state  route
  218 in the county of Orange as the "General David H. Petraeus Highway"

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

  Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 343-y to
read as follows:
  S 343-Y. PORTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO BE DESIGNATED  AS  THE
"GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS HIGHWAY". ALL THAT PORTION OF THE STATE HIGH-
WAY SYSTEM BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE NINE-W AND STATE
ROUTE  TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN IN THE TOWN OF CORNWALL, AND CONTINUING IN A
GENERALLY SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ON STATE ROUTE TWO HUNDRED  EIGHTEEN,  AND
TERMINATING  AT  THE  TERMINUS OF SUCH ROUTE TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN AT THE
THAYER GATE (SOUTH GATE) OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY  AT  WEST
POINT IN THE VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND FALLS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED AND BE KNOWN
AS THE "GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS HIGHWAY".
  S  2. The commissioner of transportation shall provide for the instal-
lation and maintenance of adequate signing of the state  highway  system
as  designated  pursuant  to  section one of this act; provided that, to
avoid any confusion and to limit any possible  disruption  of  commerce,
the  designation called for pursuant to section one of this act shall be
one of ceremonial nature and the official name of such highway shall not
be changed as a result of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02894-01-1

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