senate Bill S5049A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts "Erin's Law"; requires crosswalks near athletic fields and playgrounds

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2014 print number 5049a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
May 07, 2013 referred to local government

S5049 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137, Gen Muni L

S5049 - Summary

Enacts "Erin's Law"; requires crosswalks near athletic fields and playgrounds abutting roads.

S5049 - Sponsor Memo

S5049 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5049

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  crosswalks
  near athletic fields and playgrounds

  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 "Erin's law".
  S 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section  137
to read as follows:
  S  137.  CROSSWALKS  NEAR ATHLETIC FIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS. 1. NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THERE  SHALL  BE  A
CROSSWALK,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW, ACROSS EACH ROAD THAT ABUTS AN ATHLETIC FIELD OR PLAYGROUND
EVERY ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY FEET.
  2. THERE SHALL BE A YIELD SIGN IN EACH DIRECTION OF  TRAFFIC  ALERTING
DRIVERS TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS IN THE CROSSWALK.
  3. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO RESTRICTED HIGHWAYS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect two years after it shall have become a
law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10804-02-3

S5049A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137, Gen Muni L

S5049A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Erin's Law"; requires crosswalks near athletic fields and playgrounds abutting roads.

S5049A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5049A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5049--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local  Government  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Local Government 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 general municipal law, in relation to crosswalks
  near athletic fields and playgrounds

  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 "Erin's law".
  S  2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 137
to read as follows:
  S 137. CROSSWALKS NEAR ATHLETIC FIELDS AND  PLAYGROUNDS.  1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THERE SHALL BE AT
LEAST ONE CROSSWALK, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TEN OF THE  VEHI-
CLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW,  LOCATED ACROSS EACH ROAD THAT ABUTS AN ATHLETIC
FIELD OR PLAYGROUND. ONE OR MORE CROSSWALKS SHALL BE LOCATED SO THAT THE
DISTANCE FROM EACH END OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD OR PLAYGROUND TO THE CROSS-
WALK, OR BETWEEN CROSSWALKS, SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
FEET.
  2. THERE SHALL BE A YIELD SIGN IN EACH DIRECTION OF  TRAFFIC  ALERTING
DRIVERS TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS IN THE CROSSWALK.
  3. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO RESTRICTED HIGHWAYS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect two years after it shall have become a
law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10804-03-4

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