assembly Bill A1520C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2016 print number 1520c
Feb 10, 2016 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jun 11, 2015 print number 1520b
Jun 11, 2015 amend and recommit to transportation
Jun 10, 2015 print number 1520a
Jun 10, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 12, 2015 referred to transportation

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A1520 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3509
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375 & 227, add §1174-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7350, S5028
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A1520 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras.

A1520 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1520

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI, WEPRIN, GALEF, ROBERTS, RUSSELL,
  HOOPER, CUSICK, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  ARROYO,
  CLARK,  COOK,  GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SOLAGES, THIELE,
  TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to  amend  the  vehicle  and traffic law, in
  relation to owner liability for an operator  illegally  overtaking  or
  passing  a  school  bus;  and  to  amend the penal law, in relation to
  assault in the third degree and criminally negligent homicide

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J. SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WHICH
HAS  ADOPTED  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BUS
SAFETY CAMERAS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FOUR-A  OF
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE SUCH CAMERAS. THE COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL  PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY CAMERAS.
  S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1174-a to read as follows:
  S 1174-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR OPERATOR ILLEGALLY OVERTAKING OR PASSING
A SCHOOL BUS. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  1.  "SCHOOL  BUS  SAFETY  CAMERA"  MEANS AN AUTOMATED PHOTO MONITORING
DEVICE AFFIXED TO A SCHOOL BUS AND DESIGNED TO DETECT AND STORE AN IMAGE
OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHICH OVERTAKE OR PASS SCHOOL BUSES  IN  VIOLATION  OF
SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01758-01-5

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A1520A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3509
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375 & 227, add §1174-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7350, S5028
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A1520A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras.

A1520A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1520--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI, WEPRIN, GALEF, ROBERTS, RUSSELL,
  HOOPER, CUSICK, McDONOUGH, MILLER, ARROYO, GOTTFRIED,  CRESPO,  ROBIN-
  SON,  PICHARDO,  RAMOS  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CLARK, COOK,
  LUPARDO, McDONALD, MOSLEY, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SIMON, SOLAGES,  THIELE,
  TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the
  public officers law, in relation to owner liability  for  an  operator
  illegally  overtaking  or  passing a school bus; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. In the state of New York, 2.5  million  chil-
dren ride school buses and public transportation to and from school each
day. The legislature recognizes that the safe transportation of children
to  and  from  school is a shared responsibility of each school district
and the driving public. It is the intent of this legislature to  author-
ize  school  districts  to  utilize school bus safety camera technology,
which will identify drivers who violate the law  by  passing  a  stopped
school  bus  with its red flashing signal lamps illuminated and stop arm
engaged.
  S 3. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:
  21-J. SCHOOL BUSES OWNED OR CONTRACTED FOR BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT  WHICH
HAS  ADOPTED  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL BUS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01758-13-5

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1520B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3509
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375 & 227, add §1174-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7350, S5028
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A1520B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras.

A1520B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1520--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI, WEPRIN, GALEF, ROBERTS, RUSSELL,
  HOOPER, CUSICK, McDONOUGH, MILLER, ARROYO, GOTTFRIED,  CRESPO,  ROBIN-
  SON,  PICHARDO,  RAMOS  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CLARK, COOK,
  LUPARDO, McDONALD, MOSLEY, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA, SIMON, SOLAGES,  THIELE,
  TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
  with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the
  public officers law, in relation to owner liability  for  an  operator
  illegally  overtaking  or  passing a school bus; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. In the state of New York, 2.5  million  chil-
dren ride school buses and public transportation to and from school each
day. The legislature recognizes that the safe transportation of children
to  and  from  school is a shared responsibility of each school district
and the driving public. It is the intent of this legislature to  author-
ize  school  districts  to  utilize school bus safety camera technology,
which will identify drivers who violate the law  by  passing  a  stopped
school  bus  with its red flashing signal lamps illuminated and stop arm
engaged.
  S 3. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01758-15-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A1520C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3509
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375 & 227, add §1174-a, V & T L; amd §§3621 & 3623-a, Ed L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7350, S5028
2017-2018: A321, S518
2019-2020: S923, S4658

A1520C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "school bus camera safety act" to authorize the installation and use of photo monitoring devices on school buses to detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus; provides for owner liability of a motor vehicle detected by a camera to have illegally passed or overtaken a school bus; provides that liability shall be a civil fine equal to the traffic infraction fine imposed therefor; authorizes school districts to receive state aid for the purchase of such cameras.

A1520C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1520--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI,  WEPRIN, GALEF, RUSSELL, HOOPER,
  CUSICK,  McDONOUGH,  MILLER,  ARROYO,  GOTTFRIED,  CRESPO,   ROBINSON,
  PICHARDO,  RAMOS, FAHY, SKOUFIS, BRONSON, HUNTER -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A. CLARK, COOK, LUPARDO, McDONALD, MOSLEY, RIVERA, SEPULVEDA,
  SIMON, SOLAGES, THIELE, TITONE  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  education  law,  in
  relation  to authorizing the installation and use of safety cameras on
  school buses for the purpose of monitoring overtaking  and passing  of
  school  bus  violations;  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the
  public officers law, in relation to owner liability  for  an  operator
  illegally  overtaking  or  passing a school bus; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "school bus camera safety act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. In the state of New York, 2.5  million  chil-
dren ride school buses and public transportation to and from school each
day. The legislature recognizes that the safe transportation of children
to  and  from  school is a shared responsibility of each school district
and the driving public. It is the intent of this legislature to  author-
ize  school  districts  to  utilize school bus safety camera technology,
which will identify drivers who violate the law  by  passing  a  stopped

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01758-19-6

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