senate Bill S5350

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires state police at certain work zones

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
May 10, 2011 referred to transportation

S5350 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22, Transp L; add §215-a, Exec L

S5350 - Summary

Requires state police presence at certain work zones.

S5350 - Sponsor Memo

S5350 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5350

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend  the  transportation  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation to work requiring members of the state police at certain work
  zones

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"DJ's Law".
  S  2. Section 22 of the transportation law, as added by chapter 223 of
the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 22. Work zone safety and enforcement. 1. The  department  shall,  in
cooperation with the superintendent of state police, the commissioner of
motor  vehicles,  the  chairman of the New York state thruway authority,
local law enforcement agencies and representatives for  contractors  and
laborers,  develop and implement rules and regulations for the increased
safety of work zones. Such rules  and  regulations  shall  include,  but
shall not be limited to[,]:
  (A)  REQUIRING  a  police  presence  at all major active work zones as
defined  by  rules  and  regulations  set  forth  by  the  commissioner,
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANY  CONSTRUCTION,  REPAIR  OR STRIPING ON OR
AROUND ANY EXPRESSWAY ON WHICH AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC EXCEEDS FIVE  THOU-
SAND  VEHICLES  PER  DAY  AND  THE  REGULARLY POSTED SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDS
FORTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR SHALL HAVE A NEW YORK  STATE  TROOPER  PRESENT
WITH  A  RADAR  DETECTOR  AND RED AND BLUE FLASHING LIGHTS TURNED ON ANY
TIME A WORK CREW IS PRESENT;
  (B) the use of radar speed display signs  at  all  major  active  work
zones  as  defined by rules and regulations set forth by the commission-
er[,]; and
  (C) a system for reviewing work zone safety and design  for  all  work
zones under the jurisdiction of the department.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10797-03-1

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