senate Bill S978

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires that instruction in the laws relating to handicapped parking be included in the pre-licensing driver's course

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jan 28, 2019 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2019 1st report cal.50
Jan 09, 2019 referred to transportation

S978 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S414
2011-2012: S1443
2013-2014: S1166
2015-2016: S1327
2017-2018: S2689

S978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to parking spaces for handicapped persons; provides that the commissioner of motor vehicles shall provide in any pre-licensing course a mandatory component of education of the laws relating to handicapped accessible parking.

S978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   978

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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  parking
  spaces for handicapped persons

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the  vehi-
cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, is
amended and a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
  (b) Upon successful completion of the requirements set forth in  para-
graph  (a)  of  this subdivision which shall include an alcohol and drug
education component as described in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, a
"Road Rage" awareness component as described in paragraph (c-1) of  this
subdivision and a "Work Zone Safety" awareness component as described in
paragraph (c-2) of this subdivision, and a "Motorcycle Safety" awareness
component  as  described  in  paragraph  (c-3)  of this subdivision, AND
INSTRUCTION IN THE LAWS RELATING TO PARKING SPACES FOR  THE  HANDICAPPED
AS  DESCRIBED  IN  PARAGRAPH  (I)  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, the commissioner
shall cause the applicant to take a road test in a representative  vehi-
cle  of a type prescribed by the commissioner which shall be appropriate
to the type of license for which application is made,  except  that  the
commissioner may waive the road test requirements for certain classes of
applicants. The commissioner shall have the power to establish a program
to  allow persons other than employees of the department to conduct road
tests in representative vehicles when such tests are required for appli-
cants to obtain a class A, B or C license. If HE OR she  chooses  to  do
so,  HE  OR  she  shall  set  forth her reasons in writing and conduct a
public hearing on the matter. [She] HE OR SHE shall only establish  such
a program after holding the public hearing.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05931-01-9

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