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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S374
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S374 - Details
S374 - Summary
Increases penalties for violation of overtaking and passing a school bus; allows permissive suspension of a driver's license for up to six months for such violation, and creates the crime of vehicular homicide in the third degree.
S374 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S374 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the penal law, in relation to increasing penalties for violation of overtaking and passing a school bus and creating the crime of vehicular homicide in the third degree PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase various penalties for individuals who pass a stopped school bus. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 increases the minimum punishment for passing a school bus 3 times within 3 years. Specifically the bill raises the maximum fine to $2,000 and the maximum length of imprisonment to one year. Section 2 allows a judge to revoke an individual's license for a period of up to sixty days when such individual passes a stopped school bus. Section 3 deems it Vehicular manslaughter in the third degree (E Felony) when an individual passes a stopped school bus and causes the death of a child who is fifteen years of age or less.
S374 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 374 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 and the penal law, in relation to increasing penalties for violation of overtaking and pass- ing a school bus and creating the crime of vehicular homicide in the third degree THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1174 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 254 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: (c) Every person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of this section shall: for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than four hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of three years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than six hundred dollars nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were commit- ted within a period of three years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than [one] TWO thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than [one hundred eighty days] ONE YEAR or by both such fine and imprisonment. S 2. Paragraph k of subdivision 3 of section 510 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 124 of the laws of 1992, is amended and a new paragraph l is added to read as follows: k. for a period of up to ninety days because of the conviction of the holder of the offenses of menacing as defined in section 120.15 of the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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