senate Bill S5608A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to extending, in a city with a population of one million or more, the bus rapid transit program

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 18, 2015 signed chap.239
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 25, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5608a
Jun 25, 2015 substituted by a7996a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1894
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2015 print number 5608a
Jun 12, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 19, 2015 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 25, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S5608A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5608 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7996
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1111-c, V & T L; amd Part II §14, Chap 59 of 2010

S5608 - Summary

Relates to extending, in a city with a population of one million or more, the bus rapid transit program.

S5608 - Sponsor Memo

S5608 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5608

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  establish-
  ing,  in  a city with a population of one million or more, a permanent
  bus rapid transit program; to amend part II of chapter 59 of the  laws
  of  2010,  relating  to establishing a bus rapid transit demonstration
  program to restrict the use of bus lanes by means of  bus  lane  photo
  devices,  in relation to the effectiveness date thereof; and to repeal
  subdivision (1) of section 1111-c  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law
  relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of  section  1111-c  of  the
vehicle  and traffic law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the city of New York is
hereby authorized and empowered to establish a bus rapid transit [demon-
stration] program imposing monetary liability on the owner of a  vehicle
for  failure of an operator thereof to comply with bus lane restrictions
in such city in accordance with the provisions of this section. The  New
York  city department of transportation or applicable mass transit agen-
cy, for purposes of the implementation of such  program,  shall  operate
bus  lane  photo  devices  only  within DESIGNATED BUS LANES IN such bus
rapid transit [demonstration] program [and on select bus  service  lanes
in  such  city]. Such bus lane photo devices may be stationary or mobile
and shall be activated at locations determined  by  such  department  of
transportation  and/or on buses selected by such department of transpor-
tation in consultation with the applicable mass transit agency.
  S 2. Paragraph 4 of subdivision (a) of section 1111-c of  the  vehicle
and  traffic  law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10971-01-5

S5608A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7996
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1111-c, V & T L; amd Part II §14, Chap 59 of 2010

S5608A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to extending, in a city with a population of one million or more, the bus rapid transit program.

S5608A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5608A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5608--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  extending,
  in  a  city  with  a  population of one million or more, the bus rapid
  transit program; to amend part II of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2010,
  relating  to establishing a bus rapid transit demonstration program to
  restrict the use of bus lanes by means of bus lane photo  devices,  in
  relation to the effectiveness date thereof

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of  section  1111-c  of  the
vehicle  and traffic law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the city of New York is
hereby authorized and empowered to establish a bus rapid transit [demon-
stration] program imposing monetary liability on the owner of a  vehicle
for  failure of an operator thereof to comply with bus lane restrictions
in such city in accordance with the provisions of this section. The  New
York  city department of transportation or applicable mass transit agen-
cy, for purposes of the implementation of such  program,  shall  operate
bus  lane  photo  devices  only  within DESIGNATED BUS LANES IN such bus
rapid transit [demonstration] program [and on select bus  service  lanes
in  such  city]. Such bus lane photo devices may be stationary or mobile
and shall be activated at locations determined  by  such  department  of
transportation  and/or on buses selected by such department of transpor-
tation in consultation with the applicable mass transit agency.
  S 2. Paragraph 4 of subdivision (a) of section 1111-c of  the  vehicle
and  traffic  law, as added by section 9 of part II of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10971-19-5

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