Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016
referred to transportation
|Jun 09, 2015
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 07, 2015
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S734
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S734 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Transportation
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1192 & 1193, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1150, A2124
2015-S734 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S734 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to criminalizing the operation of a school bus by a person having any amount of alcohol in his or her blood and providing sanctions for violations PURPOSE : This legislation would criminalize the operation of a school bus by a person having any amount of alcohol in his or her blood. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6-a to Section 1192 to criminalize the operation of a school bus by a person having any amount of alcohol in his or her blood and providing sanctions for violations. JUSTIFICATION : School bus drivers play an important role in protecting our children from harm by providing a safe atmosphere on our roads. It is unconscionable that someone would endanger the lives of school children and other drivers by consuming alcohol prior to driving their school bus route. Their needs to be a zero tolerance policy when it
2015-S734 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 734 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 criminaliz- ing the operation of a school bus by a person having any amount of alcohol in his or her blood and providing sanctions for violations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1192 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows: 6-A. SCHOOL BUSES: PER SE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE, NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A SCHOOL BUS WHILE SUCH PERSON HAS ANY AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL IN THE PERSON'S BLOOD AS SHOWN BY CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SUCH PERSON'S BLOOD, BREATH, URINE OR SALIVA, MADE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. Subparagraph 4-a of paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 and subpara- graph 4-a of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 1193 of the vehi- cle and traffic law, subparagraph 4-a and paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 732 of the laws of 2006 and subparagraph 4-a of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as added by chapter 26 of the laws of 1996, are amended to read as follows: (4-a) A violation of subdivision [two, three, four or four-a] SIX-A of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this article wherein the violator is operating a school bus as defined in section one hundred forty-two of this chapter and such school bus is carrying at least one student passenger shall be a class E felony punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or by a period of imprisonment as provided in the penal law, or by both such fine and imprisonment. [A violation of subdivision two-a of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this article wherein the violator is oper- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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