assembly Bill A7350A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2014 print number 7350a
May 15, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 14, 2013 referred to transportation

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A7350 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5028
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375, 227 & 510, add §§1174-a & 223-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §§120.00 & 125.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1520, S3509
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A7350 - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras (view more) 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.

A7350 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7350

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to  amend  the  vehicle  and traffic law, in
  relation to owner liability for an operator  illegally  overtaking  or
  passing  a  school bus; to amend the penal law, in relation to assault
  in the third degree and criminally negligent homicide;  to  amend  the
  vehicle  and  traffic law and the education law, in relation to estab-
  lishing the school bus safety education  program,  and  to  amend  the
  state  finance  law, in relation to establishing the school bus safety
  education fund

  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
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J. SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WHICH
HAS  ADOPTED  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BUS
SAFETY CAMERAS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FOUR-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE SUCH CAMERAS. THE COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERAS.
  S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1174-a to read as follows:
  S 1174-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR OPERATOR ILLEGALLY OVERTAKING OR PASSING
A SCHOOL BUS. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  1.  "SCHOOL  BUS  SAFETY  CAMERA"  MEANS AN AUTOMATED PHOTO MONITORING
DEVICE AFFIXED TO A SCHOOL BUS AND DESIGNED TO DETECT AND STORE AN IMAGE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10771-02-3

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A7350A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5028
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375, 227 & 510, add §§1174-a & 223-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §§120.00 & 125.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1520, S3509
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A7350A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras (view more) 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.

A7350A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7350--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI,  WEPRIN,  ROSA,  GALEF, ROBERTS,
  RUSSELL, HOOPER, McDONOUGH, CUSICK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.
  ARROYO,  CLARK, COOK, GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, McDONALD, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA,
  SOLAGES, THIELE, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
  Transportation  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to  amend  the  vehicle  and traffic law, in
  relation to owner liability for an operator  illegally  overtaking  or
  passing  a  school  bus;  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.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J. SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WHICH
HAS  ADOPTED  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BUS
SAFETY CAMERAS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FOUR-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE SUCH CAMERAS. THE COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERAS.
  S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1174-a to read as follows:
  S 1174-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR OPERATOR ILLEGALLY OVERTAKING OR PASSING
A SCHOOL BUS. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10771-04-4

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