senate Bill S1517

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for doubling the fine for a moving violation occurring within a quarter mile radius of a primary or secondary school or 200 yards of a school in N.Y. city

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S1517 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง142-a, 1229-e & 1229-f, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S935A
2009-2010: S596

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

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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