assembly Bill A7333

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes political subdivisions to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
May 14, 2021 print number 7333a
May 14, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 05, 2021 referred to transportation

A7333 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §§1170-a & 1633, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7646
2017-2018: A3114, A4795
2019-2020: A6012

A7333 - Summary

Authorizes political subdivisions to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices.

A7333 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7333
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law,
   in  relation  to authorizing political subdivisions and certain public
   authorities to establish demonstration programs implementing  railroad
   grade  crossing  monitoring  systems  by  means  of photo devices; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 135-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by
 chapter 501 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   § 135-a. Railroad grade crossing. A location where [a  public  highway
 or  private  road,  including associated sidewalks, crosses one or more]
 railroad tracks [at grade] INTERSECT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGHWAY,  ROAD-
 WAY OR SIDEWALK.
   §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
 1170-a to read as follows:
    § 1170-A. OWNER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE  OF  OPERATOR  TO  OBEY  SIGNAL
 INDICATING  APPROACH  OF  TRAIN.    (A)  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND
 EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTAB-
 LISHING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER
 OF  A  VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF TO COMPLY WITH SECTION
 ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL
 EMPOWER A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO INSTALL AND  OPERATE  RAILROAD  GRADE
 CROSSING PHOTO VIOLATION-MONITORING DEVICES AT ANY RAILROAD GRADE CROSS-
 ING  WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION.  IF INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE
 OF EQUIPMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION REQUIRES ENTRY UPON  THE  PROPERTY
 OF  THE  COMMUTER RAILROAD, THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR ITS AGENT SHALL
 FIRST SECURE PERMISSION FROM SUCH RAILROAD TO ENTER UPON  THE  PROPERTY.
 ALL  SUCH  WORK SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A7333A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §§1170-a & 1633, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7646
2017-2018: A3114, A4795
2019-2020: A6012

A7333A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes political subdivisions to establish demonstration programs implementing railroad grade crossing monitoring systems by means of photo devices.

A7333A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7333--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law,
   in relation to authorizing political subdivisions to establish  demon-
   stration  programs  implementing  railroad  grade  crossing monitoring
   systems by means of photo devices; and providing  for  the  repeal  of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Section 135-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
 chapter 501 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   §  135-a.  Railroad grade crossing. A location where [a public highway
 or private road, including associated sidewalks, crosses  one  or  more]
 railroad  tracks [at grade] INTERSECT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGHWAY, ROAD-
 WAY OR SIDEWALK.
   § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 1170-a to read as follows:
    §  1170-A.  OWNER  LIABILITY  FOR  FAILURE OF OPERATOR TO OBEY SIGNAL
 INDICATING  APPROACH  OF  TRAIN.    (A)  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION  OF  LAW,  ANY  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
 EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTAB-
 LISHING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER
 OF A VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF TO COMPLY  WITH  SECTION
 ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL
 EMPOWER  A  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION TO INSTALL AND OPERATE RAILROAD GRADE
 CROSSING PHOTO VIOLATION-MONITORING DEVICES AT ANY RAILROAD GRADE CROSS-
 ING WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION.  IF INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR  MAINTENANCE
 OF  EQUIPMENT  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION REQUIRES ENTRY UPON THE PROPERTY
 OF THE COMMUTER RAILROAD, THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR ITS  AGENT  SHALL
 FIRST  SECURE  PERMISSION FROM SUCH RAILROAD TO ENTER UPON THE PROPERTY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.