senate Bill S2620

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 28, 2019 referred to transportation

S2620 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S480
2011-2012: S4892
2013-2014: S2136
2015-2016: S3389
2017-2018: S6212
2021-2022: S5618

S2620 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; further requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

S2620 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2620 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2620

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 doubling the
  fines for traffic infractions and traffic  misdemeanors  committed  in
  school traffic control zones

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
  §  1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.  NOTWITH-
STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE  AND
ANY  RULE  OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJA-
CENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL  SPEED  LIMITS  HAVE  BEEN  ESTAB-
LISHED, SHALL ALSO BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE AND SHALL
BE  CLEARLY  MARKED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF EITHER A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP
SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY  SURROUNDING  A  SCHOOL
SAFETY  ZONE  WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL ZONE. ALL FINES FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL
ZONE SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET OUT IN THIS  CHAP-
TER FOR SUCH INFRACTIONS.
  §  1801-A.  SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; MISDEMEANORS. NOTWITHSTANDING
THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  AND  ANY
RULE   OR   REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  FINES  FOR  MISDEMEANOR
CONVICTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED  IN  A  SCHOOL
TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE,  AS  DESIGNATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT  OTHERWISE
SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor  vehicles  is
immediately  authorized  and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal
any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of  this
act on its effective date.

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

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