senate Bill S518A

2017-2018 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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Transportation Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2018 print number 518a
Feb 08, 2018 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jan 04, 2017 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

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S518 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A321A
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3509C, A1520C
2013-2014: S5028A, A7350A

S518 - 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.

S518 - Sponsor Memo

S518 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   518

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  ADDABBO,  AKSHAR, AVELLA, BONACIC, FUNKE,
  LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, O'MARA, PERALTA, RITCHIE, SAVINO,  VALESKY
  -- 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  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
THIS CHAPTER, MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AND OPERATE  SUCH  CAMERAS.    SCHOOL

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

Co-Sponsors

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S518A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A321A
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3509C, A1520C
2013-2014: S5028A, A7350A

S518A (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.

S518A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S518A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 518--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  ADDABBO,  AKSHAR, AVELLA, BONACIC, BOYLE,
  FUNKE, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, O'MARA, PERALTA, RITCHIE,  SAVINO,  TEDISCO,
  VALESKY  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  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.
  S 3. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 21-j to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00638-02-8

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