senate Bill S1166

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires that instruction in the laws relating to handicapped parking be included in the pre-licensing driver's course

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S1166 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1443
2009-2010: S414B

S1166 - Bill Texts

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Relates to parking spaces for handicapped persons; provides that the commissioner of motor vehicles shall provide in any pre-licensing course a mandatory component of education of the laws relating to handicapped accessible parking.

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BILL NUMBER:S1166

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to parking spaces for
handicapped persons

PURPOSE:
Requires that instruction in the laws relating to handicapped parking
be included in the pre-licensing driver's course.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle
and traffic law, as amended by chapter 585 of the laws of 2002, by
adding a new paragraph (i).

JUSTIFICATION:
Violations of the handicapped parking laws are frequent,
inconsiderate, and unnecessary. Before receiving a driver's license,
New Yorkers should be taught the laws pertaining to handicapped
parking. Making more New Yorkers aware of these laws should reduce
the number of illegal parking violations, and improve awareness and
sensitivity of all drivers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011/2012 - S.1443 Remained in the Senate Committee on Transportation
2009/2010 - S.414B/A.9145 Passed the Senate/Remained in the Assembly
Committee on Transportation
2007/2008 - S.503/A.1414 Remained in the Senate and Assembly
Committees on Transportation
2005/2006 - S.1408/A.2637 Remained in the Senate and Assembly
Committees on Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become law.

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

                                  1166

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, SAMPSON --
  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 parking
  spaces for handicapped persons

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 585 of the laws of  2002,  is
amended and a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
  (b)  Upon successful completion of the requirements set forth in para-
graph (a) of this subdivision which shall include an  alcohol  and  drug
education component as described in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, a
"Road  Rage" awareness component as described in paragraph (c-1) of this
subdivision [and], a "Work Zone Safety" awareness component as described
in paragraph (c-2) of this subdivision,  AND  INSTRUCTION  IN  THE  LAWS
RELATING TO PARKING SPACES FOR THE HANDICAPPED AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH
(I)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, the commissioner shall cause the applicant to
take a road test in a representative vehicle of a type prescribed by the
commissioner which shall be appropriate to the type of license for which
application is made, except that the commissioner  may  waive  the  road
test  requirements  for  certain classes of applicants. The commissioner
shall have the power to establish a program to allow persons other  than
employees  of  the  department  to  conduct road tests in representative
vehicles when such tests are required for applicants to obtain  a  class
A,  B  or  C license.   If she chooses to do so, she shall set forth her
reasons in writing and conduct a public hearing on the matter. She shall
only establish such a program after holding the public hearing.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01804-01-3

S. 1166                             2

  (I) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE IN THE  PRE-LICENSING  COURSE,  SET
FORTH  IN  PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION A MANDATORY COMPONENT IN
EDUCATION OF THE LAWS RELATING TO HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE PARKING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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