senate Bill S3411

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of transportation to erect signs in cities with a population of one million or more bearing the words "Special Needs Children At Play"

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S3411 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8440
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง10, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7392

S3411 - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioner of transportation to erect signs in cities with a population of one million or more bearing the words "Special Needs Children At Play" in appropriate areas within such a city.

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BILL NUMBER:S3411

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to direct-
ing the commissioner of transportation to erect signs bearing the words
"Special Needs Children At Play" in appropriate areas in cities with a
population of one million or more

PURPOSE: To provide signs in areas where special needs children reside
to alert motorists to their presence.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 10 of the highway law by adding a
new subdivision 31-a.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, signs may be obtained through the Department
of Transportation to alert drivers in areas where blind or deaf children
reside. Today, there is an increased awareness of the fact that many
children experience additional disabilities, such as autism, which can
pose a safety risk for children at play, There have been several tragic
incidents whereby children with various types of disabilities have been
hit by cars driving too fast. Signs that read

"Special Needs Children At Play" will alert drivers to the fact that
children with special needs reside in the area and will serve as a warn-
ing for them to slow down and to be aware that a child in the road who
has special needs may not be as responsive to horn honking or other
warnings as other children may be.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7392 Referred to Transportation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3411

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  directing  the  commis-
  sioner  of  transportation  to  erect signs bearing the words "Special
  Needs Children At Play" in appropriate areas in cities  with  a  popu-
  lation of one million or more

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 10 of the highway law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 31-a to read as follows:
  31-A. CAUSE SIGNS TO BE ERECTED WITHIN ANY AREA IN A CITY WITH A POPU-
LATION  OF  ONE MILLION OR MORE THAT THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS APPROPRIATE,
TO PROMOTE AND PROVIDE SAFETY FOR  CHILDREN  WITH  SPECIAL  NEEDS.  SUCH
SIGNS SHALL BEAR THE WORDS "SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AT PLAY".
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08326-01-3

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