senate Bill S6230

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes vehicles operated by sanitation workers in the definition of hazard vehicle

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation

S6230 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8390A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง117-a, V & T L

S6230 - Bill Texts

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Includes vehicles operated by sanitation workers in the definition of "hazard vehicle".

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BILL NUMBER:S6230

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to including vehicles operated by sanitation workers in the
definition of "hazard vehicle"

PURPOSE:

This legislation would include vehicles operated by sanitation workers
in the definition of hazard vehicle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 117-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended to include
vehicles operated by sanitation workers in the definition of "hazard
vehicle".

JUSTIFICATION:

In the span of just three months in late 2013, both a sanitation
employee and a recycling employee in the Town of Oyster Bay were
struck by vehicles while performing their duties.

Under current law, sanitation and recycling vehicles are not included
under the protections provided to hazard vehicles in Section 117-a of
the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Other vehicles currently protected
include construction vehicles, highway maintenance vehicles and snow
and ice removal vehicles.

This legislation would include vehicles operated by a sanitation or
recycling worker in their performance of his or her duties. A
violation of this section would be punishable as a traffic infraction.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6230

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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, in  relation  to  including
  vehicles  operated  by sanitation workers in the definition of "hazard
  vehicle"

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

  Section 1. Section 117-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 154 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  S 117-a. Hazard  vehicle.   Every vehicle owned and operated or leased
by a utility, whether public or private, used in the construction, main-
tenance and repair of its facilities, every vehicle  specially  equipped
or  designed for the towing or pushing of disabled vehicles, every vehi-
cle engaged in highway maintenance, or in ice  and  snow  removal  where
such operation involves the use of a public highway, EVERY VEHICLE OPER-
ATED  BY  A  SANITATION OR RECYCLING WORKER IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR
HER OFFICIAL DUTIES and vehicles driven by rural letter  carriers  while
in the performance of [their] HIS OR HER official duties.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13285-01-4

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