senate Bill S6390

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to signs on school buses

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Jan 21, 2014 referred to transportation

S6390 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1344
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S753
2011-2012: S4488A, A8174

S6390 - Summary

Relates to signs on school buses; authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to promulgate any necessary rules and regulations.

S6390 - Sponsor Memo

S6390 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6390

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  signs  on
  school buses

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph (b) and paragraph (c) of subdi-
vision 20 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law, subparagraph  1
of paragraph (b) as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of 1992 and para-
graph  (c) as amended by chapter 96 of the laws of 1973, are amended and
a new subparagraph (1-a) is added to paragraph (b) to read as follows:
  (1) In addition to such signal lamps, two signs shall be conspicuously
displayed on the exterior of every such  omnibus  designating  it  as  a
school  omnibus  by  the  use  of  the words "SCHOOL BUS" which shall be
painted or otherwise inscribed thereon in black letters.   Such  letters
shall  be  of  uniform  size,  at least eight inches in height, and each
stroke of each letter shall be not less than one inch  in  width.    The
background  of  each  such sign shall be painted OR OTHERWISE APPLIED IN
the color known as "national school bus chrome." For each  such  omnibus
having  a  seating  capacity  in  excess of fifteen children, such signs
shall be securely mounted on top of such vehicle, one of which shall  be
affixed  on the front and one on the rear thereof. For each such omnibus
having a seating capacity of not more than fifteen children, such  signs
shall  be  securely  mounted  on top of such vehicle, one of which shall
face the front and one of which shall face the rear thereof.  Each  such
sign  shall  be  visible  and readable from a point at least two hundred
feet distant.
  (1-A) ANY SIGN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS PARAGRAPH
MAY BE CONSTRUCTED WITH REFLECTORIZED TYPE III MATERIAL CONSISTENT  WITH
49 CFR 571.131 S6.1 TABLE 1.
  (c)  In  the event such vehicle is operated on a public highway during
the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half  hour  before
sunrise,  the  signs required by paragraph (b) of this subdivision shall
be illuminated as to be visible from a point at least five hundred  feet

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

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