senate Bill S1347A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Mandates ignition interlock devices for school buses

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Jan 17, 2014 print number 1347a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 29, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S1347 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §375-b, V & T L; add §3635-d, amd §3623-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S244
2009-2010: S1453

S1347 - Summary

Mandates ignition interlock devices for school buses manufactured after July 1, 2016; authorizes school boards to determine the specifics of retrofitting school buses manufactured prior to such date; permits school boards to adopt policies requiring installation and use of such devices; provides state aid for expenses incurred for such devices.

S1347 - Sponsor Memo

S1347 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1347

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 and the  education  law,  in
  relation to mandating ignition interlock devices for school buses

  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 375-b to read as follows:
  S  375-B. IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES FOR SCHOOL BUSES. 1. EVERY SCHOOL
BUS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER,  MANU-
FACTURED  FOR  USE  IN  THIS STATE ON AND AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
FIFTEEN, SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK  DEVICE
OF  A TYPE AND SPECIFICATION AS APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC
SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE
ADOPTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS.  SUCH  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  SHALL
INCLUDE  PROVISIONS  FOR  SETTING THE CALIBRATION AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT
NOT BE LIMITED TO, REQUIREMENTS THAT THE DEVICES:
  (A) HAVE FEATURES THAT MAKE CIRCUMVENTING DIFFICULT AND  THAT  DO  NOT
INTERFERE WITH THE NORMAL OR SAFE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE;
  (B) WORK ACCURATELY AND RELIABLY IN AN UNSUPERVISED ENVIRONMENT;
  (C) RESIST TAMPERING AND GIVE EVIDENCE IF TAMPERING IS ATTEMPTED;
  (D) MINIMIZE INCONVENIENCE TO A SOBER USER;
  (E) OPERATE RELIABLY OVER THE RANGE OF AUTOMOBILE ENVIRONMENTS; AND
  (F)  ARE  MANUFACTURED  BY A PARTY COVERED BY PRODUCT LIABILITY INSUR-
ANCE.
  2. ANY SCHOOL BUS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF  THIS
CHAPTER,  WHICH  IS  SCHEDULED  FOR RETROFITTING PURSUANT TO ACTION BY A
BOARD OF EDUCATION OR BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNDER SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED
THIRTY-FIVE-D OF THE EDUCATION LAW SHALL BE RETROFITTED SO THAT ALL SUCH
VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCKING DEVICE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM  "IGNITION  INTERLOCKING
DEVICE"  SHALL  MEAN  A DEVICE THAT CONNECTS TO A MOTOR VEHICLE IGNITION

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S1347A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §375-b, V & T L; add §3635-d, amd §3623-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S244
2009-2010: S1453

S1347A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Mandates ignition interlock devices for school buses manufactured after July 1, 2016; authorizes school boards to determine the specifics of retrofitting school buses manufactured prior to such date; permits school boards to adopt policies requiring installation and use of such devices; provides state aid for expenses incurred for such devices.

S1347A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1347A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1347--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, LARKIN, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law and the education law, in
  relation to mandating ignition interlock devices for school buses

  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 375-b to read as follows:
  S 375-B. IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES FOR SCHOOL BUSES. 1. EVERY  SCHOOL
BUS,  AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, MANU-
FACTURED FOR USE IN THIS STATE ON AND AFTER  JULY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND
SIXTEEN,  SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE
OF A TYPE AND SPECIFICATION AS APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY  TRAFFIC
SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE
ADOPTION  OF  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL
INCLUDE PROVISIONS FOR SETTING THE CALIBRATION AND  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT
NOT BE LIMITED TO, REQUIREMENTS THAT THE DEVICES:
  (A)  HAVE  FEATURES  THAT MAKE CIRCUMVENTING DIFFICULT AND THAT DO NOT
INTERFERE WITH THE NORMAL OR SAFE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE;
  (B) WORK ACCURATELY AND RELIABLY IN AN UNSUPERVISED ENVIRONMENT;
  (C) RESIST TAMPERING AND GIVE EVIDENCE IF TAMPERING IS ATTEMPTED;
  (D) MINIMIZE INCONVENIENCE TO A SOBER USER;
  (E) OPERATE RELIABLY OVER THE RANGE OF AUTOMOBILE ENVIRONMENTS; AND
  (F) ARE MANUFACTURED BY A PARTY COVERED BY  PRODUCT  LIABILITY  INSUR-
ANCE.
  2.  ANY SCHOOL BUS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF THIS
CHAPTER, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR RETROFITTING PURSUANT  TO  ACTION  BY  A

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

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