senate Bill S8119

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to railroad safety

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 approval memo.20
signed chap.501
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.550
substituted for a10714
Jun 16, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1925
Jun 13, 2016 referred to rules

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S8119 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10714
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

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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