assembly Bill A3218

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus

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Jan 22, 2021 referred to transportation

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A3218 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1174, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10636
2017-2018: A5845
2019-2020: A2934

A3218 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus; provides that for the first conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $350 nor more than $500; provides that for a second conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $800; also provides that for a third conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $800 nor more than $1000.

A3218 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3218
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. DILAN, J. RIVERA, SANTABARBARA, THIELE, SAYEGH,
   EPSTEIN, DICKENS, ABBATE,  COLTON,  NORRIS,  STERN,  CRUZ,  DeSTEFANO,
   REILLY, J. M. GIGLIO, BYRNE, BRABENEC, TAGUE, HEVESI, B. MILLER, MORI-
   NELLO,  GLICK,  GRIFFIN  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA,
   ENGLEBRIGHT, FITZPATRICK, GALEF --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing
   the penalties for passing a school bus with its red lights illuminated
   indicating that it is picking up or discharging students
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision (c) of section 1174 of the vehicle and traffic
 law, as amended by chapter 254 of the laws of 2002, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   (c)  Every  person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of this
 section shall: for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine  of
 not  less  than [two hundred fifty] THREE HUNDRED FIFTY dollars nor more
 than [four] FIVE hundred dollars or by imprisonment for  not  more  than
 thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a
 second  violation, both of which were committed within a period of three
 years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not  less  than  [six]
 FIVE  hundred  dollars nor more than [seven hundred fifty] EIGHT HUNDRED
 dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days  or
 by  both  such  fine  and  imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or
 subsequent violation, all of which were committed  within  a  period  of
 three  years,  such  person shall be punished by a fine of not less than
 [seven hundred fifty] EIGHT HUNDRED dollars nor more than  one  thousand
 dollars  or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or
 by both such fine and imprisonment.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.