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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1517
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1517 - Details
S1517 - Summary
Provides for doubling the fine for certain moving violations occurring within school safety zones: a quarter mile radius of a primary or secondary school or 200 yards of a school in NYC; doubles the fines during school hours; requires local governments to post signs prescribed by the commissioner of transportation; requires establishment of maximum speed limits in school safety zones to be done in consultation with local governments and police.
S1517 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1517 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing the school safety zone act PURPOSE: This legislation defines a "safety zone" as the area or space included within a half mile radius of a public school or 200 yards of a school in New York City, and requires localities having jurisdiction over a school safety zone to double the fine imposed on a person who commits a moving traffic violation within said zone. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new section 142-a, 1229-e, and 1229-f. Section 142-a defines a school safety zone as the area or space included within a half mile radius of a primary or secondary school except in cities comprising more than one county where such zone will be two hundred yards. Section 1229-e requires: (1) all fines for moving violations in said zones be doubled during posted school hours and incorporates all towns and cities in New York state to this law. (2) the governing body of any town city or village and local community board of any city obtain the school hours of every building in a school safety zone within their jurisdictions, and incorporate such hours in the signs posted to
S1517 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1517 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 vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing the school safety zone act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "school safety zone act". S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 142-a to read as follows: S 142-A. SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE. THE AREA OR SPACE INCLUDED WITHIN A ONE- QUARTER MILE RADIUS OF A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL; EXCEPT THAT IN CITIES COMPRISING MORE THAN ONE COUNTY, SUCH RADIUS SHALL BE TWO HUNDRED YARDS. S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding two new sections 1229-e and 1229-f to read as follows: S 1229-E. FINES DOUBLED WITHIN SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE. 1. THE OTHERWISE APPLICABLE FINE OR RANGE OF FINES FOR THE COMMISSION OF A MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION PROHIBITED UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS TITLE WITHIN A SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO-A OF THIS CHAP- TER, DURING POSTED SCHOOL HOURS SHALL BE DOUBLED. 2. THE (A) GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE IN WHICH ANY SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE IS LOCATED IN EVERY COUNTY NOT WHOLLY CONTAINED WITH- IN A CITY AND (B) LOCAL COMMUNITY BOARD OF ANY CITY COMPRISING MORE THAN ONE COUNTY SHALL OBTAIN FROM THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES OF EVERY SCHOOL BUILDING IN A SCHOOL SAFETY ZONE WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS THE SCHOOL HOURS OF EACH SUCH SCHOOL BUILDING. SUCH HOURS SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE SIGNS POSTED AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND PRESCRIPTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE SCHOOL SAFETY ZONES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02037-01-3
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