senate Bill S5974

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to adding a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2018 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2018 amended on third reading 5974a
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.211
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1732
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 09, 2017 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 17, 2018 - Transportation committee Vote

S5974
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S5974
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S5974 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8565
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

S5974 - Summary

Relates to adding a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S5974 - Sponsor Memo

S5974 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5974

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PHILLIPS, RITCHIE -- 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, in relation to adding a
  school bus safety component to the  pre-licensing  driver's  education
  course

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(d)  of  subdivision  4  of  section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law,
subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 97 of  the  laws
of 2016 and paragraphs (b) and (d) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws
of  2002,  are  amended  and  a  new paragraph (c-3) is added to read as
follows:
  (i) Upon submission of an application  for  a  driver's  license,  the
applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-
ty" awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to  exer-
cising  due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or standing
authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section elev-
en hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and compre-
hend traffic signs and symbols, SCHOOL BUS SAFETY and such other matters
as the commissioner may prescribe,  and  to  satisfactorily  complete  a
course  prescribed  by  the commissioner of not less than four hours and
not more than five hours, consisting of classroom  driver  training  and
highway  safety  instruction  or the equivalent thereof. Such test shall
include at least seven  written  questions  concerning  the  effects  of
consumption  of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to operate a
motor vehicle and the legal and financial  consequences  resulting  from
violations of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter, prohib-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11294-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S5974A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8565
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

S5974A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adding a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S5974A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5974A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5974--A
    Cal. No. 211

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PHILLIPS, RITCHIE -- 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  --  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 vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a
  school bus safety component to the  pre-licensing  driver's  education
  course

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(d)  of  subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, are amended and a new  para-
graph (c-4) is added to read as follows:
  (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
ed,  under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone Safety"
awareness and "Motorcycle Safety" awareness as defined  by  the  commis-
sioner,  the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding with
a parked, stopped or standing authorized  emergency  vehicle  or  hazard
vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter,
the ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols, SCHOOL BUS
SAFETY  and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and to
satisfactorily complete a course prescribed by the commissioner  of  not
less  than four hours and not more than five hours, consisting of class-
room driver training and highway safety instruction  or  the  equivalent
thereof.  Such  test  shall  include  at  least  seven written questions

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

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