senate Bill S3957

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases penalties for endangerment of a highway worker, promote work zone safety awareness, and establish a fund for additional work zone safety enforcement

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.908
Apr 26, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S3957
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 27, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S3957
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

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S3957 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1221-a, 1221-b & 118-a, amd §161, V & T L; amd §22, Transp L; add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6094

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases penalties for endangerment of a highway worker, promotes work zone safety awareness, and establishes a fund for additional work zone safety enforcement.

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3957 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3957
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, BOYLE, GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY, SKOUFIS -- 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 and the transportation law,
   in relation to work zone safety; and to amend the state  finance  law,
   in relation to establishing the work zone safety fund
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 1221-a to read  as follows:
   §  1221-A.  ENDANGERMENT  OF  A HIGHWAY WORKER. 1. A DRIVER OF A MOTOR
 VEHICLE COMMITS ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER IF THE DRIVER IS  OPER-
 ATING  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE  WITHIN  A  WORK AREA AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
 HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER AT ANY TIME ONE OR MORE HIGHWAY  WORK-
 ERS ARE IN THE WORK AREA AND DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
   (A)  ENTERS  A WORK AREA IN ANY LANE NOT CLEARLY DESIGNATED FOR USE BY
 MOTOR VEHICLES; OR
   (B) FAILS TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL  DEVICES  CONTROLLING  THE  FLOW  OF
 MOTOR VEHICLES THROUGH THE WORK AREA FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN:
   (I) AN EMERGENCY;
   (II) THE AVOIDANCE OF AN OBSTACLE; OR
   (III) THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ANOTHER PERSON.
   2.  (A) A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION SHALL BE
 GUILTY OF A TRAFFIC INFRACTION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE
 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR BY  IMPRISON-
 MENT  FOR  NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN DAYS OR BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRISON-
 MENT.
   (B) A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHO CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY AS  DEFINED
 IN  ARTICLE  TEN  OF  THE PENAL LAW TO A HIGHWAY WORKER IN THE WORK AREA
 WHILE VIOLATING PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A TRAF-
 FIC INFRACTION PUNISHABLE BY A  FINE  OF  NOT  MORE  THAN  TWO  THOUSAND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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