senate Bill S6094A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to increasing penalties for endangerment of a highway worker, promote work zone safety awareness, and establish a fund for additional work zone safety enforcement

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 03, 2020 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
amended 6094a
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.500
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 16, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S6094
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S6094
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S6094 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1221-a, 1221-b & 118-a, amd §161, V & T L; amd §22, Transp L; add §99-hh, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3957

S6094 - Summary

Increases penalties for endangerment of a highway worker, promotes work zone safety awareness, and establishes a fund for additional work zone safety enforcement.

S6094 - Sponsor Memo

S6094 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6094

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 transportation  law,
  in  relation  to work zone safety; and to amend the state finance law,
  in relation to establishing the work zone safety fund

  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 a new
section 1221-a to read  as follows:
  § 1221-A. ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER. 1. A PERSON COMMITS ENDAN-
GERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER IF THE PERSON IS OPERATING A  MOTOR  VEHICLE
WITHIN  A  WORK AREA AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS
CHAPTER AT ANY TIME ONE OR MORE HIGHWAY WORKERS ARE IN THE WORK AREA AND
DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) DRIVES THROUGH OR AROUND A WORK  AREA  IN  ANY  LANE  NOT  CLEARLY
DESIGNATED  FOR USE BY MOTOR VEHICLES TRAVELING THROUGH OR AROUND A WORK
AREA; OR
  (B) FAILS TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL  DEVICES  CONTROLLING  THE  FLOW  OF
MOTOR VEHICLES THROUGH THE WORK AREA FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN:
  (I) AN EMERGENCY;
  (II) THE AVOIDANCE OF AN OBSTACLE; OR
  (III) THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ANOTHER PERSON.
  2.  (A)  A  PERSON  WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION WHERE THE HIGHWAY WORKER
SUFFERS NO PHYSICAL INJURY SHALL BE FINED NOT  MORE  THAN  ONE  THOUSAND
DOLLARS AND NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  (B)  A  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  THIS  SECTION  WHERE THE HIGHWAY WORKER
SUFFERS PHYSICAL INJURY AND THE VIOLATION WAS THE SOLE  PROXIMATE  CAUSE
OF  THE INJURY SHALL BE FINED NOT MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NOT
LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (C) A PERSON WHO  VIOLATES  THIS  SECTION  WHERE  THE  HIGHWAY  WORKER
SUFFERS  SERIOUS  PHYSICAL  INJURY,  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION 10.00 OF THE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6094A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1221-a, 1221-b & 118-a, amd §161, V & T L; amd §22, Transp L; add §99-hh, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3957

S6094A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases penalties for endangerment of a highway worker, promotes work zone safety awareness, and establishes a fund for additional work zone safety enforcement.

S6094A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6094A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6094--A
    Cal. No. 500

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KENNEDY, KAMINSKY, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  reported  favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second  report, amended on second
  report, ordered to a third reading, and to be  reprinted  as  amended,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the transportation law,
  in relation to work zone safety; and to amend the state  finance  law,
  in relation to establishing the work zone safety fund

  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  a  new
section 1221-a to read  as follows:
  §  1221-A.  ENDANGERMENT  OF  A HIGHWAY WORKER. 1. A DRIVER OF A MOTOR
VEHICLE COMMITS ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER IF THE DRIVER IS  OPER-
ATING  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE  WITHIN  A  WORK AREA AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER AT ANY TIME ONE OR MORE HIGHWAY  WORK-
ERS ARE IN THE WORK AREA AND DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A)  ENTERS  A WORK AREA IN ANY LANE NOT CLEARLY DESIGNATED FOR USE BY
MOTOR VEHICLES; OR
  (B) FAILS TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL  DEVICES  CONTROLLING  THE  FLOW  OF
MOTOR VEHICLES THROUGH THE WORK AREA FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN:
  (I) AN EMERGENCY;
  (II) THE AVOIDANCE OF AN OBSTACLE; OR
  (III) THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ANOTHER PERSON.
  2.  (A) A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION SHALL BE
GUILTY OF A TRAFFIC INFRACTION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR BY  IMPRISON-
MENT  FOR  NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN DAYS OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISON-
MENT.

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

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