senate Bill S518

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 518b
Mar 13, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 06, 2018 1st report cal.603
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

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S518 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A321
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

Requires a resolution by the board of trustees of a school district to authorize the installation, administration, operation, notice processing and maintenance of 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 monetary penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

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.

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S518A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A321
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 - Summary

Requires a resolution by the board of trustees of a school district to authorize the installation, administration, operation, notice processing and maintenance of 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 monetary penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

S518A - Sponsor Memo

S518A - 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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S518B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A321
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

S518B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a resolution by the board of trustees of a school district to authorize the installation, administration, operation, notice processing and maintenance of 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 monetary penalty in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars.

S518B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S518B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 518--B
    Cal. No. 603

                       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, HELMING, 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  --  reported  favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law and the vehicle and traffic 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

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

  Section  1.  Section  1604 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43. TO PASS, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE TRUSTEES, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZ-
ING THE USE OF SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  ELEVEN  HUNDRED
EIGHTEEN  OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, PROVIDED THAT THE TRUSTEES MAY
ALSO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH  A  THIRD  PARTY  FOR  THE  INSTALLATION,
ADMINISTRATION,  OPERATION,  NOTICE  PROCESSING, AND MAINTENANCE OF SUCH
CAMERAS, AND FOR THE SHARING OF REVENUE DERIVED FROM SUCH CAMERAS PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THE VEHICLE AND  TRAFFIC  LAW,
PROVIDED  THAT  THE PURCHASE, LEASE, INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTE-
NANCE, OR ANY OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH  SUCH  CAMERAS  SHALL  NOT  BE
CONSIDERED  AN  AIDABLE  EXPENSE  PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED
TWENTY-THREE-A OF THIS CHAPTER.

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

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