assembly Bill A605A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to adding a "School Bus Safety" awareness component to the pre-licensing driver's education course

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Current Bill Status Via S2960 - Delivered to Governor


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 08, 2019 delivered to governor
May 29, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.375
substituted for a605a
May 29, 2019 substituted by s2960b
May 23, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.375
May 21, 2019 reported
May 14, 2019 print number 605a
May 14, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 09, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 9, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S2960
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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A605 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2960
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8565, S5974

A605 - Summary

Relates to adding a "School Bus Safety" awareness component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

A605 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   605

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred 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,  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
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  nine-
ty-two  of  this  chapter,  prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle

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

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A605A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2960
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8565, S5974

A605A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adding a "School Bus Safety" awareness component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

A605A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 605--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a
  "School Bus Safety" awareness 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,  "SCHOOL  BUS  SAFETY" AWARENESS, the law relating to exercising
due care to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or  standing  author-
ized  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 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 writ-
ten 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

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

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