senate Bill S870C

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain cities to adjudicate traffic infractions

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 29, 2015 pocket veto - veto.587
Dec 30, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
ordered to third reading rules cal.537
substituted for a3702c
Jun 18, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 870c
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1059
Apr 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Oct 09, 2013 print number 870b
amend and recommit to rules
Jun 11, 2013 reported and committed to rules
Apr 17, 2013 print number 870a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 28, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S870B
35
1
committee
35
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 29, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S870B
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S870A
34
2
committee
34
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 28, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S870
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
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C (Active)
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C (Active)

S870 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3702C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2353B, A612B
2009-2010: S1156B, A2062B

S870 - Summary

Authorizes the city of Buffalo to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S870 - Sponsor Memo

S870 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   870

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  authorizing
  certain cities to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section 1.  Section 155 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended  by
chapter 628 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  155.  Traffic  infraction.  The  violation of any provision of this
chapter, except articles forty-seven and forty-eight,  or  of  any  law,
ordinance,  order,  rule  or  regulation regulating traffic which is not
declared by this chapter or other law of this state to be a  misdemeanor
or  a  felony.  A  traffic  infraction is not a crime and the punishment
imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal
punishment and shall not affect or impair the credibility as  a  witness
or  otherwise  of any person convicted thereof. This definition shall be
retroactive and shall  apply  to  all  acts  and  violations  heretofore
committed  where such acts and violations would, if committed subsequent
to the taking effect of this section, be included within the meaning  of
the  term  "traffic  infraction"  as  herein  defined.  Except  in those
portions of Suffolk county for which a district court  has  been  estab-
lished,  outside  of cities having a population in excess of two hundred
thousand BUT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND in which  administra-
tive  tribunals  have  heretofore been established AND OUTSIDE OF CITIES
HAVING A POPULATION IN EXCESS OF ONE  MILLION  IN  WHICH  ADMINISTRATIVE
TRIBUNALS HAVE HERETOFORE BEEN ESTABLISHED, courts and judicial officers
heretofore having jurisdiction over such violations shall continue to do
so and for such purpose such violations shall be deemed misdemeanors and
all  provisions  of  law  relating to misdemeanors except as provided in
section eighteen hundred five of  this  chapter  and  except  as  herein

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

Co-Sponsors

S870A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3702C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2353B, A612B
2009-2010: S1156B, A2062B

S870A - Summary

Authorizes the city of Buffalo to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S870A - Sponsor Memo

S870A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 870--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  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  directing
  the city of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 225 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 388 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read
as follows:
  1.  (A)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  law,   all
violations  of this chapter or of a law, ordinance, order, rule or regu-
lation relating to traffic, except parking, standing, stopping or pedes-
trian offenses, which occur within a city having  a  population  of  two
hundred  thousand or more in which administrative tribunals have hereto-
fore been established, and which are classified as traffic  infractions,
may  be  heard and determined pursuant to the regulations of the commis-
sioner as provided in this article.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE WITH REGARD TO  THE  ADJUDICATION  OF
ANY  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  CHAPTER OR OF A LAW, ORDINANCE, ORDER, RULE OR
REGULATION RELATING TO TRAFFIC, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A TRAFFIC INFRAC-
TION, IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO, PARAGRAPH (A)  OF THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL
NOT  APPLY.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF A GENERAL,
SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF BUFFALO SHALL  PROVIDE
BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.
  (C)  Whenever  a  crime and a traffic infraction arise out of the same
transaction or occurrence, a charge alleging both offenses may  be  made
returnable  before the court having jurisdiction over the crime. Nothing

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

Co-Sponsors

S870B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3702C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2353B, A612B
2009-2010: S1156B, A2062B

S870B - Summary

Authorizes the city of Buffalo to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S870B - Sponsor Memo

S870B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 870--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said  committee  and  committed to the Committee on Rules -- 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  directing
  the city of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 225 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 388 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read
as follows:
  1.  (A)  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  law,   all
violations  of this chapter or of a law, ordinance, order, rule or regu-
lation relating to traffic, except parking, standing, stopping or pedes-
trian offenses, which occur within a city having  a  population  of  two
hundred  thousand or more in which administrative tribunals have hereto-
fore been established, and which are classified as traffic  infractions,
may  be  heard and determined pursuant to the regulations of the commis-
sioner as provided in this article.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE WITH REGARD TO  THE  ADJUDICATION  OF
ANY  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  CHAPTER OR OF A LAW, ORDINANCE, ORDER, RULE OR
REGULATION RELATING TO TRAFFIC, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A TRAFFIC INFRAC-
TION, IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO, PARAGRAPH (A)  OF THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL
NOT  APPLY.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF A GENERAL,
SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF BUFFALO SHALL  PROVIDE
BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.

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

Co-Sponsors

S870C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3702C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§155 & 225, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2353B, A612B
2009-2010: S1156B, A2062B

S870C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of Buffalo to provide by local law for the adjudication of traffic infractions.

S870C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S870C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 870--C
    Cal. No. 1059

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said  committee  and  committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favor-
  ably  from  said  committee, ordered to first report, amended on first
  report, ordered to a second report and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to directing
  the city of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic infractions

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

  Section  1.  Section 155 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 628 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 155. Traffic infraction. The violation  of  any  provision  of  this
chapter,  except  articles  forty-seven  and forty-eight, or of any law,
ordinance, order, rule or regulation regulating  traffic  which  is  not
declared  by this chapter or other law of this state to be a misdemeanor
or a felony. A traffic infraction is not  a  crime  and  the  punishment
imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal
punishment  and  shall not affect or impair the credibility as a witness
or otherwise of any person convicted thereof. This definition  shall  be
retroactive  and  shall  apply  to  all  acts  and violations heretofore
committed where such acts and violations would, if committed  subsequent
to  the taking effect of this section, be included within the meaning of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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