senate Bill S6728A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases fines for the use of mobile telephones or the use of portable electronic devices while in a work area or school zone

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May 27, 2014 print number 6728a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Mar 04, 2014 referred to transportation

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S6728 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L

S6728 - Summary

Increases fines for the use of mobile telephones or the use of portable electronic devices while in a work area or school zone.

S6728 - Sponsor Memo

S6728 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6728

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta-
  tion

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  doubling
  fines  for  the  use of mobile telephones or the use of portable elec-
  tronic devices while in a work area or school zone

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

  Section 1. Section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  (A) A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION WHILE IN A WORK
AREA OR SCHOOL ZONE SHALL BE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION AND SHALL BE  PUNISHA-
BLE  BY  A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN THREE
HUNDRED DOLLARS UPON CONVICTION OF A FIRST VIOLATION; UPON CONVICTION OF
A SECOND VIOLATION, BOTH OF WHICH WERE  COMMITTED  WITHIN  A  PERIOD  OF
EIGHTEEN  MONTHS,  WHILE  IN  A WORK AREA OR SCHOOL ZONE, SUCH VIOLATION
SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  NOR
MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS; UPON CONVICTION OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT
VIOLATION,  ALL  OF  WHICH  WERE  COMMITTED  WITHIN A PERIOD OF EIGHTEEN
MONTHS, WHILE IN A WORK AREA OR SCHOOL ZONE,  SUCH  VIOLATION  SHALL  BE
PUNISHED  BY  A  FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN
EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  I. "WORK AREA" SHALL MEAN THAT PART OF A HIGHWAY BEING USED  OR  OCCU-
PIED  FOR  THE  CONDUCT OF HIGHWAY WORK, WITHIN WHICH WORKERS, VEHICLES,
EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, EXCAVATIONS, OR OTHER  OBSTRUCTIONS  ARE
PRESENT.
  II.  "SCHOOL  ZONE"  SHALL MEAN THE DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY PASSING A
SCHOOL BUILDING, ENTRANCE OR EXIT OF A SCHOOL ABUTTING  ON  THE  HIGHWAY
FOR  WHICH A SCHOOL SIGN (S1-1) HAS BEEN POSTED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER
AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MANUAL ON  UNIFORM  TRAFFIC  CONTROL  DEVICES
MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S  2.  Section  1225-d  of  the  vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:

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

Co-Sponsors

S6728A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L

S6728A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases fines for the use of mobile telephones or the use of portable electronic devices while in a work area or school zone.

S6728A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6728A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6728--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER,  AVELLA,  LARKIN  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Transportation   --   committee   discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  increased
  fines  for  the  use of mobile telephones or the use of portable elec-
  tronic devices while in a work area or school zone

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

  Section 1. Section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  (A) A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION WHILE IN A WORK
AREA OR SCHOOL ZONE SHALL BE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION AND SHALL BE  PUNISHA-
BLE  BY  A FINE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS WHICH SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE
AMOUNTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  I. "WORK AREA" SHALL MEAN THAT PART OF A HIGHWAY BEING USED  OR  OCCU-
PIED  FOR  THE  CONDUCT OF HIGHWAY WORK, WITHIN WHICH WORKERS, VEHICLES,
EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, EXCAVATIONS, OR OTHER  OBSTRUCTIONS  ARE
PRESENT.
  II.  "SCHOOL  ZONE"  SHALL MEAN THE DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY PASSING A
SCHOOL BUILDING, ENTRANCE OR EXIT OF A SCHOOL ABUTTING  ON  THE  HIGHWAY
FOR  WHICH A SCHOOL SIGN (S1-1) HAS BEEN POSTED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER
AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MANUAL ON  UNIFORM  TRAFFIC  CONTROL  DEVICES
MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S  2.  Section  1225-d  of  the  vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. (A) A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION WHILE IN A WORK AREA OR SCHOOL ZONE
SHALL BE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION AND SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE  OF  ONE
HUNDRED  DOLLARS WHICH SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNTS PRESCRIBED IN
SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  I. "WORK AREA" SHALL MEAN THAT PART OF A HIGHWAY BEING USED  OR  OCCU-
PIED  FOR  THE  CONDUCT OF HIGHWAY WORK, WITHIN WHICH WORKERS, VEHICLES,

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

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