senate Bill S7648

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends provisions of law relating to adjudications and owner liability for a violation of traffic-control signal indications in Suffolk county

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.127
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1100
substituted for s7648
Jun 20, 2014 substituted by a9737a
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1100
May 23, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

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Jun 2, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S7648 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9737A
Law Section:
Motor Vehicles
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง9, Chap 23 of 2009

S7648 - Bill Texts

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Extends provisions of law relating to adjudications and owner liability for a violation of traffic-control signal indications in Suffolk county.

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BILL NUMBER:S7648

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 23 of the laws of 2009,
amending the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law
relating to adjudications and owner liability for a violation of
traffic-control signal indications, in relation to extending the
provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To reduce incidents of red light running in Suffolk County, thereby
enhancing public safety.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill amends section 9 of Chapter 23 of the Laws of 2009 to extend
the Suffolk county red-light camera program for another five years.

JUSTIFICATION:

Aggressive driving, including running red lights, is a significant
reason for a reported increase in the percentage of fatalities
occurring at intersections as noted by the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety. Red light running accidents are often the worst type
of accident; they often involve speed and right-angle impacts, which
can lead to the most severe injuries. In New York State, 30% of
reported vehicular accidents in 1998 occurred at signalized
intersections. Of those, 244 involved fatalities, which is just over
17% of all fatal accidents that occurred statewide that year. Of more
than 18,000 pedestrian accidents occurring in the same period, 33%
were at signalized intersections.

In 1988, the New York State Legislature first enacted legislation that
allowed the establishment of a demonstration program to install photo
violation-monitoring devices to record vehicles running through red
light signals at traffic intersections in NYC. When a vehicle runs
through a red light, sensors embedded in the roadway trigger the
camera which takes a sequence of photographs of the rear of the car,
showing at each point the car running the red light. Red light cameras
are used in 539 cities and towns nation-wide. This technology is
presently in use in over 125 cities and towns spread across several
states including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia,
Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon,
Tennessee, and Washington.

In 2009, the State of New York permitted the county of Suffolk to
establish a red-light camera demonstration program at no more than 100
intersections that is expiring on December 1, 2014. This program
should be extended another five years so that the county continues to
monitor red-light traffic violations and is able to make its streets
safer for all residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  7648

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Investigations  and
  Government Operations

AN ACT to amend chapter 23 of the laws of 2009, amending the vehicle and
  traffic  law and the public officers law relating to adjudications and
  owner liability for a violation of traffic-control signal indications,
  in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

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

  Section  1.  Section 9 of chapter 23 of the laws of 2009, amending the
vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law relating to  adjudi-
cations  and  owner  liability for a violation of traffic-control signal
indications, is amended to read as follows:
  S 9. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law  and shall expire December 1, [2014] 2019 when upon
such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed;  provided
that  the amendments to paragraph a of subdivision 5-a of section 401 of
the vehicle and traffic law made by section one of  this  act  shall  be
subject  to  the  expiration and reversion of such paragraph pursuant to
section 17 of chapter 746 of the laws of 1988,  as  amended,  when  upon
such  date  the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect;
provided that the amendments to the opening paragraph and paragraph  (c)
of  subdivision 1 of section 1809 of the vehicle and traffic law made by
section four of this act shall be subject to the expiration  and  rever-
sion of such subdivision pursuant to chapter 166 of the laws of 1991, as
amended,  when upon such date the provisions of section five of this act
shall take effect; provided, however, that the amendments to the opening
paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1809 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law  made by section five of this act shall not affect the expiration of
such subdivision and shall expire therewith; and provided, further, that
any such local laws as may be enacted pursuant to this act shall  remain
in full force and effect only until December 1, [2014] 2019.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15374-01-4

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