senate Bill S3509C

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2016 print number 3509c
May 03, 2016 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 15, 2015 amended on third reading 3509b
Jun 10, 2015 amended on third reading (t) 3509a
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1219
Feb 11, 2015 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 2, 2015 - Transportation committee Vote

S3509
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S3509 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1520
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S5028, A7350
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S3509 (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.

S3509 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3509 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3509

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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 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.
  2.  "OWNER"  SHALL  HAVE THE SAME MEANING PROVIDED IN ARTICLE TWO-B OF
THIS CHAPTER.

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

Co-Sponsors

S3509A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1520
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S5028, A7350
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S3509A (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.

S3509A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3509A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3509--A
    Cal. No. 1219

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  AVELLA,  FUNKE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

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
SAFETY  CAMERAS,  AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR-A OF

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

Co-Sponsors

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S3509B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1520
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S5028, A7350
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S3509B (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.

S3509B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3509B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3509--B
    Cal. No. 1219

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  AVELLA,  FUNKE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third  reading  --  again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its
  place in the order of third reading

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.

Co-Sponsors

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S3509C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1520
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S5028, A7350
2017-2018: S518, A321
2019-2020: S923, S4658

S3509C (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.

S3509C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3509C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3509--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. YOUNG, AVELLA, FUNKE, MARCHIONE, O'MARA, RITCHIE --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Transportation  --  reported  favorably  from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third  reading  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01758-18-6

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