|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2014||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6390
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S6390 - Details
S6390 - Summary
Relates to signs on school buses; authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to promulgate any necessary rules and regulations.
S6390 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6390 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to signs on school buses PURPOSE: To allow school bus signs, that are currently required to be illuminated, to be constructed with reflectorized TYPE III material. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 allows the required two "SCHOOL BUS" signs displayed on school buses to be constructed with the reflectorized TYPE III material. Additionally, this section states that the reflectorized signs do not need to be illuminated during the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise. Section 2 effective date. EXISTING LAW: Current law mandates two signs shall be conspicuously displayed designating an omnibus as a school bus by the use of the words "SCHOOL BUS" and creates standards for the size and color of the text. Additionally, current law requires that these signs be illuminated
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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