senate Bill S753

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to signs on school buses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2013 1st report cal.135
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation


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S753 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4488, A8174
2015-2016: S1022, A689
2017-2018: S4185, A1241
2019-2020: A3006

S753 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S753 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S753 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

  PERKINS -- 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


  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.

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


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