senate Bill S4089A

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.566
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2019 referred to transportation
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 4089a
Jun 14, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 12, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.254
Mar 11, 2019 reported and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 3, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S4089A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 12, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4089
16
1
committee
16
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 11, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S4089
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S4089 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6012
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: S5238, A7646
2017-2018: S2303, A3114, A4795

S4089 - Summary

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

S4089 - Sponsor Memo

S4089 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4089

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 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

S4089A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6012
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: S5238, A7646
2017-2018: S2303, A3114, A4795

S4089A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4089A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4089A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4089--A
    Cal. No. 254

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  THOMAS,  CARLUCCI,  GOUNARDES  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee and committed
  to  the  Committee on Rules -- reported favorably from said committee,
  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 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

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

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