senate Bill S5228A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.682
May 13, 2019 reported and committed to rules
May 07, 2019 print number 5228a
May 07, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Apr 17, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5228A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 13, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S5228A
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

excused (1)

S5228 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7828
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

S5228 - Summary

Requires instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely pass a bicyclist on the road, use of bicycle lanes and the dangers of motorists to bicyclists and pedestrians.

S5228 - Sponsor Memo

S5228 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5228

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 requiring
  instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the  drivers
  pre-licensing course

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter  585
of  the  laws  of 2002, subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and paragraphs
(b) and (d) as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017,  are  amended
and a new paragraph (c-4) is added to read as follows:
  (a)  (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 AND "PEDESTRIAN AND BICY-
CLIST SAFETY" AWARENESS as defined by the commissioner, 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 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 classroom 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 ninety-two of this chapter, prohibiting the oper-

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

Co-Sponsors

S5228A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7828
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

S5228A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely pass a bicyclist on the road, use of bicycle lanes and the dangers of motorists to bicyclists and pedestrians.

S5228A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5228A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5228--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the  drivers
  pre-licensing course

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter  585
of  the  laws  of 2002, subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and paragraphs
(b) and (d) as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017,  are  amended
and a new paragraph (c-4) is added to read as follows:
  (a)  (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 AND "PEDESTRIAN AND BICY-
CLIST SAFETY" AWARENESS as defined by the commissioner, 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 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 classroom 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

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

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