assembly Bill A6012A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes political subdivisions and certain public authorities to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jun 15, 2019 print number 6012a
Jun 15, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Feb 26, 2019 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

A6012 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4089
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §§1170-a & 1633, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7646, S5238
2017-2018: A3114, A4795, S2303

A6012 - Summary

Authorizes political subdivisions and certain public authorities to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices.

A6012 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6012

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law,
  in  relation to authorizing political subdivisions to establish demon-
  stration programs, implementing  railroad  grade  crossing  monitoring
  systems  by  means  of  photo devices; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 135-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by
chapter 501 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  § 135-a. Railroad grade crossing. A location where [a  public  highway
or  private  road,  including associated sidewalks, crosses one or more]
railroad tracks [at grade] INTERSECT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGHWAY,  ROAD-
WAY OR SIDEWALK.
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
1170-a to read as follows:
   § 1170-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE  OF  OPERATOR  TO  OBEY  SIGNAL
INDICATING  APPROACH  OF  TRAIN.    (A)  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND
EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTAB-
LISHING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER
OF  A  VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF TO COMPLY WITH SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL
EMPOWER A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO INSTALL AND  OPERATE  RAILROAD  GRADE
CROSSING  PHOTO  VIOLATION-MONITORING  DEVICES  AT  ANY RAILROAD SIGN OR
SIGNAL WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION. THE COST OF SUCH  PHOTO  VIOLATION-MONI-
TORING  DEVICES  MAY  BE  BORNE BY THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, A COMMUTER
RAILROAD OPERATING WITHIN THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, OR A COMBINATION OF
BOTH SUCH POLITICAL SUBDIVISION AND  COMMUTER  RAILROAD  PURSUANT  TO  A
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.

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

Co-Sponsors

A6012A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4089
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §§1170-a & 1633, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7646, S5238
2017-2018: A3114, A4795, S2303

A6012A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes political subdivisions and certain public authorities to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices.

A6012A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6012--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ABINANTI, BUCHWALD -- 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 and the public officers law,
  in relation to authorizing political subdivisions and  certain  public
  authorities  to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad
  grade crossing monitoring systems  by  means  of  photo  devices;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1.  Section 135-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
chapter 501 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  §  135-a.  Railroad grade crossing. A location where [a public highway
or private road, including associated sidewalks, crosses  one  or  more]
railroad  tracks [at grade] INTERSECT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGHWAY, ROAD-
WAY OR SIDEWALK.
  § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1170-a to read as follows:
   §  1170-A.  OWNER  LIABILITY  FOR  FAILURE OF OPERATOR TO OBEY SIGNAL
INDICATING  APPROACH  OF  TRAIN.    (A)  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION  OF  LAW,  ANY  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTAB-
LISHING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER
OF A VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF TO COMPLY  WITH  SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL
EMPOWER  A  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION TO INSTALL AND OPERATE RAILROAD GRADE
CROSSING PHOTO VIOLATION-MONITORING DEVICES AT ANY RAILROAD GRADE CROSS-
ING WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION.  IF INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR  MAINTENANCE
OF  EQUIPMENT  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION REQUIRES ENTRY UPON THE PROPERTY
OF THE COMMUTER RAILROAD, THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR ITS  AGENT  SHALL
FIRST  SECURE  PERMISSION FROM SUCH RAILROAD TO ENTER UPON THE PROPERTY.

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