senate Bill S2580

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the demonstration program in Nassau county

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 02, 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.55
Jan 26, 2011 referred to transportation

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S2580 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4763
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1111-b, V & T L

S2580 - Bill Texts

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Relates to mandatory surcharges for traffic offenses and infractions in Nassau county and the demonstration program authorized within Nassau county.

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BILL NUMBER:S2580

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to
the demonstration program authorized within Nassau county

PURPOSE:
This Legislation seeks to prevent the deaths and injuries caused by
motorists running red light by expanding Nassau County's existing
demonstration program by increasing the number of intersections
authorized to install traffic-control signal photo
violation-monitoring devices from fifty to one hundred.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends Section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law by
increasing the number of intersections that the County of Nassau may
install photo violation-monitoring devices from fifty to one hundred.

Section 2: Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
Red light running accidents are often the worst type of accident; they
tend to involve speed and "right-angle" impacts, which lead to a
large number bodily injuries and death to motorists, passengers,
pedestrians and bicyclists. The extended use of photo
violation-monitoring devices has been shown to dramatically reduce
the number of red light violations at the intersections being
monitored. By reducing the number of vehicles running red lights, the
likelihood of right angle and and pedestrian accidents is reduced.

This legislation would expand Nassau County's current demonstration
program by increasing the number of locations where photo
violation-monitoring devices may be installed from fifty to one
hundred intersections.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Nassau County will receive an additional $17.3 million in revenue
annually.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                  2580

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 26, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FUSCHILLO, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the demon-
  stration program authorized within Nassau county

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of subdivision (a) of section 1111-b of the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 19 of the laws of 2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the county of Nassau is
hereby  authorized and empowered to adopt and amend a local law or ordi-
nance establishing a demonstration program imposing  monetary  liability
on  the  owner of a vehicle for failure of an operator thereof to comply
with traffic-control indications in such county in accordance  with  the
provisions  of  this  section.  Such demonstration program shall empower
such county to install and operate traffic-control signal  photo  viola-
tion-monitoring  devices  at  no  more  than  [fifty] ONE HUNDRED inter-
sections within and under the jurisdiction of such  county  at  any  one
time.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to section 1111-b of the vehicle and traffic law made  by
section  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and
shall be deemed repealed therewith.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08446-02-1

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