senate Bill S4897

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes the owner of a vehicle used to pass or overtake a stopped school bus jointly liable with the operator thereof when violation is on camera or observed

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Apr 29, 2011 referred to transportation

S4897 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225-a, amd §§226, 227 & 1174, V & T L; amd §§120.00 & 125.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A7259

S4897 - Summary

Makes the owner of a vehicle used to pass or overtake a stopped school bus jointly liable with the operator thereof when such violation is captured on a camera or observed by a school bus driver; authorizes the use of photographic evidence in the prosecution of such infraction; includes within the class A misdemeanor of assault in the third degree, the causation of physical injury to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus; includes within the class E felony of criminally negligent homicide, the causation of death to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus.

S4897 - Sponsor Memo

S4897 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4897

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 the  liabil-
  ity  of  owners  of  motor vehicles used to overtake or pass a stopped
  school bus receiving or discharging passengers and authorizing the use
  of photographic evidence in the prosecution of  such  traffic  infrac-
  tion;  and to amend the penal law, in relation to assault in the third
  degree and criminally negligent homicide

  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 a new
section 225-a to read as follows:
  S 225-A. OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF VEHICLES; LIABILITY FOR PASSING OR
OVERTAKING STOPPED SCHOOL BUS. 1.   DEFINITIONS. WHENEVER USED  IN  THIS
ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "OWNER"  MEANS ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, FIRM, AGENCY,
ASSOCIATION, LESSOR OR ORGANIZATION WHO AT THE TIME OF THE ISSUANCE OF A
NOTICE OF VIOLATION:
  (1) IS THE BENEFICIAL OR EQUITABLE OWNER OF A VEHICLE; OR
  (2) HAS TITLE TO A VEHICLE; OR
  (3) IS THE REGISTRANT OR CO-REGISTRANT OF A VEHICLE  WHICH  IS  REGIS-
TERED  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OR THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF ANY
OTHER STATE, TERRITORY, DISTRICT, PROVINCE, NATION  OR  OTHER  JURISDIC-
TION; OR
  (4) USES A VEHICLE IN ITS VEHICLE RENTING AND/OR LEASING BUSINESS; OR
  (5)  IS  AN OWNER OF A VEHICLE AS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER.
  B. "LESSOR" MEANS ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP,  AGENCY,
ASSOCIATION  OR ORGANIZATION ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF RENTING OR LEAS-
ING VEHICLES TO ANY LESSEE OR BAILEE UNDER A RENTAL AGREEMENT, LEASE  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07852-01-1

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