senate Bill S2353B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain cities to adjudicate traffic infractions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 2353b
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.660
Jan 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2012 print number 2353a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Feb 08, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2011 1st report cal.53
Jan 19, 2011 referred to transportation

Bill Amendments

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S2353 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A612B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1156B, A2062B

S2353 - Summary

Authorizes cities in excess of two hundred thousand but less than two hundred twenty thousand and in excess of one million to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S2353 - Sponsor Memo

S2353 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2353

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  directing
  the city of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 225 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read
as follows:
  1.  (A)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  law,   all
violations  of this chapter or of a law, ordinance, order, rule or regu-
lation relating to traffic, except parking, standing, stopping or pedes-
trian offenses, which occur within a city having  a  population  of  two
hundred  thousand or more in which administrative tribunals have hereto-
fore been established, or within that  portion  of  Suffolk  county  for
which a district court has been established, and which are classified as
traffic  infractions,  may be heard and determined pursuant to the regu-
lations of the commissioner as provided in this article.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE WITH REGARD TO  THE  ADJUDICATION  OF
ANY  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  CHAPTER OR OF A LAW, ORDINANCE, ORDER, RULE OR
REGULATION RELATING TO TRAFFIC, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A TRAFFIC INFRAC-
TION, IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO, PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL
NOT  APPLY.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF A GENERAL,
SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF BUFFALO SHALL  PROVIDE
BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.
  (C)  Whenever  a  crime and a traffic infraction arise out of the same
transaction or occurrence, a charge alleging both offenses may  be  made
returnable  before the court having jurisdiction over the crime. Nothing
herein provided shall be construed to prevent a court, having  jurisdic-
tion over a criminal charge relating to traffic or a traffic infraction,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04701-01-1

S2353A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A612B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1156B, A2062B

S2353A - Summary

Authorizes cities in excess of two hundred thousand but less than two hundred twenty thousand and in excess of one million to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S2353A - Sponsor Memo

S2353A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2353--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to directing
  the city of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 225 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  1.   (A)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  law,  all
violations of this chapter or of a law, ordinance, order, rule or  regu-
lation relating to traffic, except parking, standing, stopping or pedes-
trian  offenses,  which  occur  within a city having a population of two
hundred thousand or more in which administrative tribunals have  hereto-
fore  been  established,  or  within  that portion of Suffolk county for
which a district court has been established, and which are classified as
traffic infractions, may be heard and determined pursuant to  the  regu-
lations of the commissioner as provided in this article.
  (B)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS ARTICLE WITH REGARD TO THE ADJUDICATION OF
ANY VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER OR OF A LAW,  ORDINANCE,  ORDER,  RULE  OR
REGULATION RELATING TO TRAFFIC, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A TRAFFIC INFRAC-
TION,  IN  THE  CITY OF BUFFALO, PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
NOT APPLY.   NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION  OF  A  GENERAL,
SPECIAL  OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF BUFFALO SHALL PROVIDE
BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.
  (C) Whenever a crime and a traffic infraction arise out  of  the  same
transaction  or  occurrence, a charge alleging both offenses may be made
returnable before the court having jurisdiction over the crime.  Nothing

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04701-02-2

S2353B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A612B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1156B, A2062B

S2353B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes cities in excess of two hundred thousand but less than two hundred twenty thousand and in excess of one million to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S2353B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2353B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2353--B
    Cal. No. 660

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  reported  favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a 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 authorizing
  certain cities to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section  1.  Section 155 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 628 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 155. Traffic infraction. The violation  of  any  provision  of  this
chapter,  except  articles  forty-seven  and forty-eight, or of any law,
ordinance, order, rule or regulation regulating  traffic  which  is  not
declared  by this chapter or other law of this state to be a misdemeanor
or a felony. A traffic infraction is not  a  crime  and  the  punishment
imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal
punishment  and  shall not affect or impair the credibility as a witness
or otherwise of any person convicted thereof. This definition  shall  be
retroactive  and  shall  apply  to  all  acts  and violations heretofore
committed where such acts and violations would, if committed  subsequent
to  the taking effect of this section, be included within the meaning of
the term  "traffic  infraction"  as  herein  defined.  Except  in  those
portions  of  Suffolk  county for which a district court has been estab-
lished, outside of cities having a population in excess of  two  hundred
thousand  BUT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND in which administra-
tive tribunals have heretofore been established AND  OUTSIDE  OF  CITIES

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

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