|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2014||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1468
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Apr 29, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|May 30, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1500
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1500 - Details
S1500 - Summary
Requires the commissioner of the department of transportation in consultation with the department of motor vehicles to develop a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways.
S1500 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1500 REVISED 1/11/13 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to requir- ing the development of a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways PURPOSE: This legislation requires the New York State Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, to develop a program to address the problem of wrong way drivers in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The highway law is amended by adding a new section 67 to require the New York State Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, to develop a program to address the problem of wrong way drivers in New York State within one year. JUSTIFICATION: Tragic incidents of wrong way driving our occurring at an alarming rate. On July 5, 2010 at approximately 6 am, Huntington resi- dent John Rey was driving his Super Shuttle van, as he did responsibly for over 25 years, and was hit head-on on by a drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The drunk driver entered the expressway going the wrong direction. Mr. Rey was taken to New York Hospital in Queens. After 16 days of a brutal fight for his life, he passed away on July 22, 2010.
S1500 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1500 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to requiring the develop- ment of a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 67 to read as follows: S 67. WRONG WAY DRIVER PROGRAM. 1. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGH- WAYS. 2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL: A. INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS; B. ASSESS WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM; C. SET FORTH POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM; AND D. IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03257-01-3
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