|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 28, 2016||approval memo.20|
|Nov 16, 2016||delivered to governor|
|Jun 17, 2016||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.550
substituted for a10714
|Jun 16, 2016||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1925
|Jun 13, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8119Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S8119 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Railroad Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §53-f, Rail L; add §131-a, Transp L; amd §236, Hway L; add §135-a, amd §§1170 & 1171, V & T L
S8119 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to railroad safety; requires joint inspection of traffic signals; increases penalties for the failure to comply with regulations; aligns railroad bridge inspection requirements with federal regulations… (view more) establishes and increases penalties for failure to obey certain signals and stops.
S8119 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8119 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the railroad law, the transportation law, the highway law, and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring joint inspection of traffic signals, increasing penalties for the failure to comply with regulations, aligning railroad bridge inspection requirements with federal regulations, establishing and increasing penalties for failure to obey certain signals and stops PURPOSE OF THE BILL : The purpose of this bill is to provide for greater rail and public safety, efficiency and modernization. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill would set forth the title of the act as "Rail Safety Act of 2016." Section 2 of the bill would add a new Section 53-f to the Railroad Law to require every railroad corporation and every municipality or state agency having jurisdiction of a highway on which there is an at grade crossing to conduct, at a minimum, biennial inspections of any traffic control devices interconnected with a highway-rail at-grade crossing warning system, under the oversight of the New York State Department of Transportation ("DOT").
S8119 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8119 I N S E N A T E June 13, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, MURPHY, SERINO, CARLUCCI -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the railroad law, the transportation law, the highway law, and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring joint inspection of traffic signals, increasing penalties for the failure to comply with regulations, aligning railroad bridge inspection require- ments with federal regulations, establishing and increasing penalties for failure to obey certain signals and stops 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 "rail safety act of 2016." S 2. The railroad law is amended by adding a new section 53-f to read as follows: S 53-F. JOINT INSPECTION OF TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS INTERCONNECTED WITH HIGHWAY-RAIL AT-GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEMS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH, IMPLEMENT, AND EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OVER A PROGRAM TO COORDINATE THE INSPECTION OF TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS INTER- CONNECTED WITH HIGHWAY-RAIL AT-GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEMS. 2. PURSUANT TO THE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED UNDER SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE APPLICABLE TO EVERY RAILROAD CORPORATION AND EACH MUNICIPALITY HAVING JURISDICTION OF A HIGHWAY ON WHICH THERE IS AN AT-GRADE RAIL CROSSING WARNING SYSTEM INTERCONNECTED WITH A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL FOR THE COORDINATED OPERATION AND BIENNIAL INSPECTION OF ANY TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL INTERCONNECTED WITH A HIGHWAY-RAIL AT-GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEM. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALTER OR IMPAIR SUCH RAILROAD CORPORATION'S EXISTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF, AND ACCESS TO, THE HIGHWAY-RAIL AT-GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEM. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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