Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to transportation
|Jan 20, 2021||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2259
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S2259 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S2259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2259 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to drivers of school buses using hands-free mobile telephones PURPOSE: This legislation will preclude the use of a hands-free mobile telephone device by a school bus driver when such driver is operating a school bus except in the case of an emergency or when the school bus is parked lawfully. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new paragraph (e) of subdivision (2) of section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law, to prohibit school bus drivers from speaking on a hands-free mobile telephone except in the cases of emer- gency or being parked lawfully on the side of the road.
2021-S2259 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2259 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 drivers of school buses using hands-free mobile telephones THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows: (E) NO DRIVER OF A SCHOOL BUS AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL USE A HANDS-FREE MOBILE TELEPHONE WHILE OPERATING A SCHOOL BUS EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION OR IF THE SCHOOL BUS IS PARKED, FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP STUDENTS, AT THE SIDE OF, OR OFF, A PUBLIC HIGHWAY IN A LOCATION WHERE SUCH VEHI- CLE IS NOT OTHERWISE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING BY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR ANY LAWFUL ORDER OR DIRECTION OF A POLICE OFFICER. § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 69 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: 3. Subdivision two of this section shall not apply to (a) the use of a mobile telephone for the sole purpose of communicating with any of the following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response opera- tor; a hospital, physician's office or health clinic; an ambulance company or corps; a fire department, district or company; or a police department, (b) any of the following persons while in the performance of their official duties: a police officer or peace officer; a member of a fire department, district or company; or the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle as defined in section one hundred one of this chapter, or (c) the use of a hands-free mobile telephone, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF A DRIVER OPERATING A SCHOOL BUS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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