Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 20, 2020
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S8099
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8099 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8099 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8099 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing scramble crosswalks leading to and from school buildings during times of student arrival and dismissal PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes scramble crosswalks, adjacent to schools during hours of operation, allowing pedestrians to cross without any vehicular traffic to protect students and families from being struck. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Paragraph 28: (a) Establishes scramble crosswalks leading to and from schools during weekdays at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; describes vehicular, cycling and pedes-
2019-S8099 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8099 I N S E N A T E March 20, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- 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 establishing scramble crosswalks leading to and from school buildings during times of student arrival and dismissal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 1642 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph 28 to read as follows: 28. (A) ESTABLISHMENT OF SCRAMBLE CROSSWALKS LEADING TO AND FROM SCHOOL BUILDINGS DURING TIMES OF STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL. SUCH SCRAMBLE CROSSWALKS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (I) SCRAMBLE CROSSWALKS SHALL OPERATE ON WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 4:00 P.M.; (II) PEDESTRIANS SHALL WAIT UNTIL A PEDESTRIAN-CONTROL SIGNAL INDI- CATES A SIGN TO WALK; (III) VEHICLES SHALL NOT TURN RIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION WHILE THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL INDICATES A RED LIGHT; (IV) BICYCLISTS MAY PROCEED WITH PEDESTRIANS WHEN A PEDESTRIAN-CONTROL SIGNAL INDICATES A SIGN TO WALK, PROVIDED HOWEVER, SUCH BICYCLISTS SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO ALL PEDESTRIANS IN THE INTERSECTION; (V) BICYCLISTS MAY PROCEED WITH VEHICULAR TRAFFIC WHILE THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL INDICATES A GREEN LIGHT; AND (VI) SIGNS SHALL BE ERECTED AT SUCH INTERSECTIONS WITH A SCRAMBLE CROSSWALK INDICATING THAT NO PERSON SHALL ENTER THE INTERSECTION UNLESS A PEDESTRIAN-CONTROL SIGNAL INDICATES THAT ALL PEDESTRIANS MAY WALK. (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "SCRAMBLE CROSSWALK" MEANS A CROSSWALK WITH A TRAFFIC SIGNAL WHICH TEMPORARILY STOPS ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC WHILE A PEDESTRIAN-CONTROL SIGNAL INDICATES THAT ALL PEDESTRIANS AT THE INTERSECTION SHALL CROSS THE INTERSECTION AT THE SAME TIME. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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