senate Bill S5684A

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to New York city omnibus safety requirements

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 vetoed memo.583
Dec 17, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.262
substituted for a7424a
Jun 02, 2014 referred to cities
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 5684a
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.706
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jun 04, 2013 referred to cities

Co-Sponsors

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S5684 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7424A
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §10-172, NYC Ad Cd

S5684 - Summary

Relates to New York city omnibus safety requirements; defines terms; provides for the retrofitting of omnibuses with silent emergency alarms that are synchronized with existing bus GPS devices so that the location of such bus emitting the alarm is immediately known by the command center of the New York city transit authority.

S5684 - Sponsor Memo

S5684 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5684

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to New York city transit omnibus safety requirements

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The occupation of driving an  omnibus
available to the general public has become increasingly dangerous to bus
drivers  employed by the New York City Transit Authority and its subsid-
iaries. There has been an increase in the number of bus drivers who have
become victims of  assaults,  verbal  attacks,  spitting,  menacing  and
threats at the hands of bus riders. Unlike the work environment of tran-
sit  employees  deployed  on  the subway trains, there is no discernible
police presence on these buses, and the driver is relatively defenseless
while operating a bus on a congested urban street, against an aggressive
bus passenger seeking to harm him or her.
  The legislature finds that a safety partition between the bus  drivers
and  the  passengers on the vehicle can be an effective deterrent to any
harm being inflicted on the transit worker. Such  partitions  have  been
highly  effective  in  protecting  taxi  cab and livery car drivers from
aggressive acts by passengers inside their vehicles. A similar  require-
ment  protecting  bus  operators  should  be equally effective and would
promote public safety for the riding  public  on  mass  transit  surface
vehicles.
  The legislature also finds that current emergency communication proto-
cols of the New York City Transit Authority and its subsidiaries are not
operating at an optimum efficiency level. Nearly all buses are currently
equipped with a silent alarm mechanism which alerts the transit authori-
ty's  command center that an emergency exists and also with a GPS device
which can apprise the command center of the location of  the  bus.  More
meaningful  information and more importantly, a more timely intervention

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09645-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5684A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7424A
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §10-172, NYC Ad Cd

S5684A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to New York city omnibus safety requirements; defines terms; provides for the retrofitting of omnibuses with silent emergency alarms that are synchronized with existing bus GPS devices so that the location of such bus emitting the alarm is immediately known by the command center of the New York city transit authority.

S5684A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5684A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5684--A
    Cal. No. 706

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, PARKER,
  SAVINO  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Cities -- recommitted to  the  Committee
  on Cities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
  bly  from  said  committee,  ordered to first report, amended on first
  report, ordered to a second report and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to New York city transit omnibus safety requirements

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings. The occupation of driving an omnibus
available to the general public has become increasingly dangerous to bus
drivers employed by the New York city transit authority and its  subsid-
iaries. There has been an increase in the number of bus drivers who have
become  victims  of  assaults,  verbal  attacks,  spitting, menacing and
threats at the hands of bus riders. Unlike the work environment of tran-
sit employees deployed on the subway trains,  there  is  no  discernible
police presence on these buses, and the driver is relatively defenseless
while operating a bus on a congested urban street, against an aggressive
bus passenger seeking to harm him or her.
  The  legislature finds that a safety partition between the bus drivers
and the passengers on the vehicle can be an effective deterrent  to  any
harm  being  inflicted  on the transit worker. Such partitions have been
highly effective in protecting taxi cab  and  livery  car  drivers  from
aggressive  acts by passengers inside their vehicles. A similar require-
ment protecting bus operators should  be  equally  effective  and  would
promote  public  safety  for  the  riding public on mass transit surface
vehicles.
  The legislature also finds that current emergency communication proto-
cols of the New York city transit authority and its subsidiaries are not

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

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