senate Bill S9031

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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Jun 14, 2018 referred to rules

S9031 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11189
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1604 & 1709, Ed L; amd V & T L, generally; amd §12, Chap 43 of 2014; amd §15, Chap 189 of 2013; amd §87, Pub Off L

S9031 (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; relates to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school zones in the city of New York (view more) and establishes in the city of Buffalo a demonstration program implementing speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones by means of photo devices.

S9031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9031

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2018
                               ___________

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

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;  to  amend  the  vehicle  and traffic law, in
  relation to photo speed violation monitoring systems in  school  speed
  zones  in  the  city  of  New York; to amend chapter 43 of the laws of
  2014, amending the vehicle and traffic law, the  public  officers  law
  and  the general municipal law relating to photo speed violation moni-
  toring systems in school speed zones in  the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to making technical corrections thereto; to amend chapter 189
  of  the  laws  of  2013,  amending the vehicle and traffic law and the
  public officers law relating to establishing in a city  with  a  popu-
  lation  of  one  million  or more a demonstration program implementing
  speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones by  means  of
  photo  devices, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; to amend the
  vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law,  in  relation  to
  establishing in the city of Buffalo a demonstration program implement-
  ing  speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones by means
  of photo devices; and providing for the repeal of  certain  provisions
  upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings  and  intent.  The  transportation  of
school  children  to  and  from  school is an important component of the
state's obligation to ensure adequate support of a public school  system
for  the  education  of  all  children of the State. Safely transporting
students to and from school is necessary to afford all children  of  the
State  an  education.    School  bus cameras and speed cameras in school
zones contribute to students'  safety  and  reduce  unnecessary  dangers
students  face  when  travelling to school. Furthermore, high population
cities in New York have more students living in close proximity  to  the
students'  schools,  so  the use of photo enforcement to deter motorists

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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