|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Feb 27, 2020||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S7875
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S7875 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7875 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to redefining the term "crosswalk" to include an unmarked portion of the roadway PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will expand the definition of a crosswalk to include every intersection, regardless of the presence of markings, curb or sidewalk, to ensure that drivers yield to pedestrians wherever they are legally crossing the road. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 110 of the vehicle traffic law to expand the definition of a sidewalk to include any connection between the end of two sidewalks at opposite ends of the street, or in the absence of a curb or sidewalk, the two connecting ends of the traveled roadway.
S7875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7875 I N S E N A T E February 27, 2020 ___________ 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 redefining the term "crosswalk" to include an unmarked portion of the roadway THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 110 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision (c) to read as follows: (C) WHERE NO MARKED CROSSWALK EXISTS, A CROSSWALK IS THAT PORTION OF THE ROADWAY DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING: 1. WHERE A SIDEWALK, SHOULDER OR A COMBINATION THEREOF EXISTS, A CROSSWALK IS THE PORTION OF A ROADWAY AT AN INTERSECTION, NOT MORE THAN TWENTY FEET IN WIDTH AS MEASURED FROM THE PROLONGATION OF THE LATERAL LINE OF A ROADWAY TOWARD THE PROLONGATION OF THE ADJACENT PROPERTY LINE, THAT IS INCLUDED WITHIN: A. THE CONNECTION OF THE LATERAL LINES OF THE SIDEWALKS, SHOULDERS OR A COMBINATION THEREOF ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE STREET OR HIGHWAY MEAS- URED FROM THE CURBS, OR IN THE ABSENCE OF CURBS, FROM THE EDGES OF THE TRAVELED ROADWAY; OR B. THE PROLONGATION OF THE LATERAL LINES OF A SIDEWALK, SHOULDER OR BOTH, TO THE SIDEWALK OR SHOULDER ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET, IF THE PROLONGATION WOULD MEET SUCH SIDEWALK OR SHOULDER. 2. IF THERE IS NEITHER A SIDEWALK OR A SHOULDER, A CROSSWALK IS THE PORTION OF THE ROADWAY AT AN INTERSECTION MEASURING NOT LESS THAN SIX FEET IN WIDTH THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROLONGATION OF THE LATERAL LINES OF THE SIDEWALK, SHOULDER OR BOTH ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET OR HIGHWAY IF THERE WERE A SIDEWALK. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14892-01-0
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