senate Bill S4892A

2011-2012 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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 13, 2012 advanced to third reading
amended 4892a
Feb 07, 2012 2nd report cal.
Feb 06, 2012 1st report cal.175
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1283
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 28, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 6, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S4892
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S4892 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4732
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S480, A5965
2013-2014: S2136, A2361
2015-2016: S3389, A3170
2017-2018: S6212, A7417
2019-2020: S2620
2021-2022: S5618

S4892 - 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.

S4892 - Sponsor Memo

S4892 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4892

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2011
                               ___________

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.

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

Co-Sponsors

S4892A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4732
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S480, A5965
2013-2014: S2136, A2361
2015-2016: S3389, A3170
2017-2018: S6212, A7417
2019-2020: S2620
2021-2022: S5618

S4892A (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.

S4892A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4892A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4892--A
    Cal. No. 175

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered  to
  first  and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third
  reading, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

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.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding two new
sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
  S 1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.   NOTWITH-
STANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE AND
ANY RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY  HIGHWAY  ADJA-
CENT  TO  A  SCHOOL  WHERE  MAXIMUM SCHOOL SPEED LIMITS HAVE BEEN ESTAB-
LISHED, 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 SUBDIVISION  (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  1801-A.  SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; MISDEMEANORS. NOTWITHSTANDING
THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  AND  ANY
RULE   OR   REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  FINES  FOR  MISDEMEANOR
CONVICTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED  IN  A  SCHOOL

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

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