senate Bill S5028A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2014 print number 5028a
May 09, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 06, 2013 referred to transportation

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S5028 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7350
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375, 227 & 510, add §§1174-a & 223-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §§120.00 & 125.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3509, A1520
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S5028 - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras (view more) includes within the class A misdemeanor of assault in the third degree, the causation of physical injury to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus; includes within the class E felony of criminally negligent homicide, the causation of death to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus.

S5028 - Sponsor Memo

S5028 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5028

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to  amend  the  vehicle  and traffic law, in
  relation to owner liability for an operator  illegally  overtaking  or
  passing  a  school bus; to amend the penal law, in relation to assault
  in the third degree and criminally negligent homicide;  to  amend  the
  vehicle  and  traffic law and the education law, in relation to estab-
  lishing the school bus safety education  program,  and  to  amend  the
  state  finance  law, in relation to establishing the school bus safety
  education fund

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J. SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WHICH
HAS  ADOPTED  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BUS
SAFETY CAMERAS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FOUR-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE SUCH CAMERAS. THE COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERAS.
  S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1174-a to read as follows:
  S 1174-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR OPERATOR ILLEGALLY OVERTAKING OR PASSING
A SCHOOL BUS. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  1.  "SCHOOL  BUS  SAFETY  CAMERA"  MEANS AN AUTOMATED PHOTO MONITORING
DEVICE AFFIXED TO A SCHOOL BUS AND DESIGNED TO DETECT AND STORE AN IMAGE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10771-02-3

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S5028A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7350
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375, 227 & 510, add §§1174-a & 223-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §§120.00 & 125.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3509, A1520
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S5028A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras (view more) includes within the class A misdemeanor of assault in the third degree, the causation of physical injury to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus; includes within the class E felony of criminally negligent homicide, the causation of death to another person while passing or overtaking a stopped school bus.

S5028A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5028A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5028--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  BOYLE,  LATIMER,  MARCHIONE, RANZENHOFER,
  SEWARD, TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- recommitted to  the
  Committee  on  Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law and the education law, in
  relation to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras  on
  school  buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing of
  school bus violations; to  amend  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in
  relation  to  owner  liability for an operator illegally overtaking or
  passing a school bus; and to amend  the  penal  law,  in  relation  to
  assault in the third degree and criminally negligent homicide

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J.  SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH
HAS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION  OF  SCHOOL  BUS
SAFETY  CAMERAS,  AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR-A OF
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE SUCH CAMERAS. THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR  THE  INSTALLATION  OF
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERAS.
  S  3.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
1174-a to read as follows:
  S 1174-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR OPERATOR ILLEGALLY OVERTAKING OR PASSING
A SCHOOL BUS. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  1. "SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERA"  MEANS  AN  AUTOMATED  PHOTO  MONITORING
DEVICE AFFIXED TO A SCHOOL BUS AND DESIGNED TO DETECT AND STORE AN IMAGE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10771-03-4

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