senate Bill S3458B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the department of transportation to conduct a study of level grade rail crossings

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.445
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
May 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.842
substituted for s3458b
May 17, 2016 substituted by a5235b
May 16, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.842
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2016 print number 3458b
Feb 01, 2016 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jun 09, 2015 print number 3458a
Jun 09, 2015 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 09, 2015 referred to transportation

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S3458 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5235
Law Section:
Transportation

S3458 - Summary

Directs the department of transportation to conduct a study of level grade rail crossings and to submit a report to the governor and the legislature on or before April 1, 2017.

S3458 - Sponsor Memo

S3458 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3458

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to direct the department of transportation to conduct a study  of
  level grade rail crossings

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

  Section 1. The department of transportation, in consultation with  the
metropolitan  transportation  authority,  the  governor's traffic safety
committee, local government stakeholders, and any other agency or  group
the  department  of transportation deems necessary to enlist the aid of,
shall conduct a statewide study of level grade rail crossings to  deter-
mine whether adequate safety measures exist to prevent collisions.  Such
study  shall  include, but not be limited to, design and safety of level
grade crossings and the feasibility of implementing  design  changes  to
increase  safety  and  to reduce the likelihood of obstruction at cross-
ings; adequacy of traffic and pedestrian warning signals; Federal  fund-
ing  available for rail safety improvement projects; and the feasibility
of equipping passenger and commuter trains with technology  to  increase
safety.  The  department  of transportation is authorized to conduct any
necessary hearings. Furthermore, the study shall include data  on  level
grade  rail  crossings  considered  to be the most dangerous through the
state as defined by the participants in the study.
  S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall issue a  report  to  the
governor  and the legislature with detailed recommendations and findings
on or before April 1, 2016.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09024-02-5

S3458A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5235
Law Section:
Transportation

S3458A - Summary

Directs the department of transportation to conduct a study of level grade rail crossings and to submit a report to the governor and the legislature on or before April 1, 2017.

S3458A - Sponsor Memo

S3458A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3458--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 direct the department of transportation to conduct a study  of
  level grade rail crossings

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

  Section 1. The department of  transportation  shall,  in  consultation
with  the metropolitan transportation authority, the department of motor
vehicles, the division of state police, the  governor's  traffic  safety
committee, local governments, and any other department, division, board,
bureau, commission, agency or public authority of the state or any poli-
tical subdivision thereof deemed necessary by the commissioner of trans-
portation, conduct a statewide study of highway-railroad grade crossings
to  determine  whether  adequate safety measures exist to prevent colli-
sions between trains and motor vehicles. Such study shall  include,  but
not  be  limited  to,  the  design  and safety of highway-railroad grade
crossings and the feasibility of implementing design changes to increase
safety and to reduce the likelihood of obstruction at such grade  cross-
ings; adequacy of traffic and pedestrian warning signals; the availabil-
ity  of  federal funding for highway-railroad grade crossing improvement
projects; and the feasibility of equipping passenger and commuter trains
with technology to increase safety. Furthermore, the study shall include
data on highway-railroad grade crossing  accidents  and  incidents  that
have  occurred  within  the  state on an annual basis over the past five
years. The commissioner of transportation shall, on or before  April  1,
2016,  submit a report of such study, including detailed recommendations
and findings, to the governor, the temporary president  of  the  senate,
the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  the chair of the senate transportation
committee, the chair of the assembly transportation  committee  and  the
chair  of the assembly corporations, authorities and commissions commit-
tee.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S3458B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5235
Law Section:
Transportation

S3458B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of transportation to conduct a study of level grade rail crossings and to submit a report to the governor and the legislature on or before April 1, 2017.

S3458B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3458B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3458--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 -- recommitted to the Committee on  Transpor-
  tation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to direct the department of transportation to conduct a study  of
  level grade rail crossings

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

  Section 1. The department of  transportation  shall,  in  consultation
with  the metropolitan transportation authority, the department of motor
vehicles, the division of state police, the  governor's  traffic  safety
committee, local governments, and any other department, division, board,
bureau, commission, agency or public authority of the state or any poli-
tical subdivision thereof deemed necessary by the commissioner of trans-
portation, conduct a statewide study of highway-railroad grade crossings
to  determine  whether  adequate safety measures exist to prevent colli-
sions between trains and motor vehicles. Such study shall  include,  but
not  be  limited  to,  the  design  and safety of highway-railroad grade
crossings and the feasibility of implementing design changes to increase
safety and to reduce the likelihood of obstruction at such grade  cross-
ings; adequacy of traffic and pedestrian warning signals; the availabil-
ity  of  federal funding for highway-railroad grade crossing improvement
projects; and the feasibility of equipping passenger and commuter trains
with technology to increase safety. Furthermore, the study shall include
data on highway-railroad grade crossing  accidents  and  incidents  that
have  occurred  within  the  state on an annual basis over the past five
years. The commissioner of transportation shall, on or before  April  1,
2017,  submit a report of such study, including detailed recommendations

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09024-06-5

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