Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2012||
referred to transportation
Assembly Bill A9011
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-A9011 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-A9011 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that all passengers of school buses must wear seat belts; exempts school bus attendants and others acting in a supervisory capacity from such requirement; requires that drivers announce "Fasten your seat belts" before a school bus is placed in motion; empowers the commissioner of education to enforce such provisions
2011-A9011 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9011 I N A S S E M B L Y January 13, 2012 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the education law, in relation to requiring the usage of seat safety belts on school buses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law, as separately amended by chapters 232 and 509 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: (a) "motor vehicle" shall include all motor vehicles which are required by section three hundred eighty-three of this chapter or regu- lation or would be required if such motor vehicle were registered in New York state to be equipped [by a safety belt but shall not include] WITH SEAT BELTS, INCLUDING those vehicles which are used as school buses, as such term is defined in section one hundred forty-two of this chapter [and]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" SHALL NOT INCLUDE those vehicles which are authorized emergency vehicles, as such term is defined in section one hundred one of this chapter; S 2. Subdivision 11 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 653 of the laws of 1989 and as renumbered by chapter 104 of the laws of 1991, is amended and a new subdivision 11-a is added to read as follows: 11. [Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision four of this section, no] NO person shall operate a school bus unless SUCH PERSON IS REASONABLY SURE THAT all passengers under the age of four are restrained in a specially designed detachable or removable seat as required by subdivision one of this section, or another restraining device approved by the commissioner. 11-A. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A SCHOOL BUS EQUIPPED WITH SEAT SAFETY BELTS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE OF THIS CHAPTER OR PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE-A OF THE EDUCATION LAW UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS REASONABLY SURE THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARE RESTRAINED BY A SEAT SAFETY BELT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "PASSENGER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE SCHOOL BUS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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