senate Bill S2960A

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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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 2960b
May 20, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 15, 2019 referred to transportation
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 06, 2019 amended on third reading 2960a
May 06, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 01, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 10, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 09, 2019 1st report cal.407
Jan 31, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 9, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S2960
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committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2960 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5974

S2960 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2960 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2960

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  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
while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such test  shall  include

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

Co-Sponsors

S2960A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5974

S2960A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2960A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2960A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2960--A
    Cal. No. 407

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to
  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

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

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

Co-Sponsors

S2960B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5974

S2960B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2960B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2960B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2960--B
    Cal. No. 407

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to
  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading -- repassed by Senate and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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,

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

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