senate Bill S2136

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 20, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1690
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 11, 2013 referred to transportation

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S2136 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2361
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4892A, A4732A
2009-2010: S480, A5965

S2136 - Summary

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; further requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

S2136 - Sponsor Memo

S2136 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2136

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 doubling the
  fines for traffic infractions and traffic  misdemeanors  committed  in
  school traffic control zones

  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  two  new
sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
  S  1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.  NOTWITH-
STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE  AND
ANY  RULE  OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJA-
CENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL  SPEED  LIMITS  HAVE  BEEN  ESTAB-
LISHED, SHALL ALSO BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE AND SHALL
BE  CLEARLY  MARKED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF EITHER A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP
SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY  SURROUNDING  A  SCHOOL
SAFETY  ZONE  WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL ZONE. ALL FINES FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, EXCEPT FOR THE FINES FOR SPEEDING IN A  SCHOOL
SPEED  ZONE  AS  SET OUT IN PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (H) OF SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN  A  SCHOOL
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE  SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET
OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH INFRACTIONS.
  S 1801-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE;  MISDEMEANORS.  NOTWITHSTANDING
THE  PROVISIONS  OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY
RULE  OR  REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  FINES   FOR   MISDEMEANOR
CONVICTIONS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE,  AS  DESIGNATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED-A  OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE
SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is
immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend  and/or  repeal
any  rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this
act on its effective date.

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