senate Bill S156

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the crimes of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter in an active work zone and intrusion into an active work zone

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S156 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§120.65, 120.66, 125.65 & 125.70, Pen L; add §1221-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6098, S6098A

S156 - Summary

Establishes the crimes of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter in an active work zone and intrusion into an active work zone.

S156 - Sponsor Memo

S156 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   156

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, ADAMS, ALESI, HUNTLEY, LIBOUS, NOZZOLIO,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law  and the vehicle and traffic law, in
  relation to safety in active work zones

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

  Section  1.  The  penal  law  is  amended  by adding four new sections
120.65, 120.66, 125.65 and 125.70 to read as follows:
S 120.65 VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN AN ACTIVE WORK  ZONE  IN
THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN, WITH CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE, HE OR SHE:
  A. ENTERS OR INTRUDES INTO AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR
VEHICLE; AND
  B.  SUCH  ENTRY OR INTRUSION CAUSES SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO ANOTHER
PERSON.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "ACTIVE WORK ZONE" SHALL MEAN
THE PHYSICAL AREA ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY,  STREET  OR  PRIVATE  ROAD  WHERE
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OR UTILITY WORK IS BEING CONDUCTED, WHICH AREA
IS  PROPERLY DESIGNATED TO BE AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE BY SIGNS, CONES AND/OR
OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND WHERE WORKERS ARE PHYSICALLY PRESENT.
  VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE IN THE  SECOND  DEGREE  IS  A
CLASS E FELONY.
S 120.66 VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
  1.  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE IN
THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE RECKLESSLY:
  A. ENTERS OR INTRUDES INTO AN ACTIVE WORK ZONE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR
VEHICLE; AND
  B. SUCH ENTRY OR INTRUSION CAUSES SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY  TO  ANOTHER
PERSON.

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

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