senate Bill S7568

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the department of transportation to maintain a website or webpage where users may report defects on state highways and bridges

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May 15, 2014 referred to transportation

S7568 - Details

Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14, Transp L

S7568 - Summary

Requires the department of transportation to maintain a website or webpage where users may report defects on state highways and bridges.

S7568 - Sponsor Memo

S7568 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7568

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 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 transportation law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department  of  transportation  to maintain a website or webpage where
  users may report defects on state highways and bridges

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

  Section 1. Section 14 of the transportation law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 36 to read as follows:
  36.  (A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE A WEBSITE, OR
DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE A PAGE ON ITS WEBSITE:
  (I) PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WEBSITE USERS TO  REPORT  DEFECTS  ON
STATE  HIGHWAYS  AND  BRIDGES,  AS WELL AS ANY OTHER ARTERIES WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENT'S JURISDICTION; AND
  (II) PROVIDING  A  WEB  MAPPING  SERVICE  APPLICATION  DISPLAYING  THE
LOCATIONS  OF THE REPORTED DEFECTS AND ANY DEPARTMENTAL ACTIONS RESPOND-
ING TO AND REMEDYING THE REPORTED DEFECTS. MAPPING SERVICE  APPLICATIONS
SHALL INCLUDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT DEEMS NECESSARY.
  (B)  THE  WEBSITE SHALL (I) MAKE PROVISION FOR EACH DEFECT REPORTER TO
PROVIDE HIS OR HER NAME, AS WELL AS AN ELECTRONIC MAIL ADDRESS OR  TELE-
PHONE  NUMBER  AT  WHICH THE REPORTER CAN BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
WITH UPDATES ON THE DEFECT REPORTED;
  (II) TRACK AND PRESERVE DEFECTS REPORTED IN LIST AND MAP FORMAT; AND
  (III) PROVIDE AN OPTION FOR  REPORTING  OF  REGION-  AND  HIGHWAY-WIDE
DEFECTS AS WELL AS SPECIFIC DEFECTS ALONG MORE PARTICULARIZED LOCATIONS,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MILE MARKERS.
  (C)  THE  LISTING AND MAP SHALL BE UPDATED NO LESS THAN ONCE EVERY TEN
DAYS TO REFLECT ANY DEFECTS  REPORTED  AND  REPAIRS  MADE.  DEFECTS  AND
REPAIRS  REPORTED  SHALL  BE  PRESERVED  FOR  A MINIMUM OF THREE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FIVE DAYS FROM THE TIME OF REPORTING OR REPAIR.
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT MAY COLLECT AND REPORT SUCH ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
AND  ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE CONDITIONS AND DEFECTS AS
IT DEEMS NECESSARY.
  (E) IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FOR THE DEFECT REPORTER  SHALL  BE  EXEMPT
FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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