senate Bill S1398

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes in the city of New York a bicycle lane safety program to enforce certain restrictions on the use of bicycle lanes by means of bicycle lane photo devices

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 11, 2021 referred to transportation

S1398 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1111-f, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5717

S1398 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes in the city of New York a bicycle lane safety program to enforce certain restrictions on the use of protected bicycle lanes by means of bicycle lane photo devices.

S1398 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1398 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1398
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  the  estab-
   lishment in the city of New York of a bicycle lane safety program; 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. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 1111-f to read as follows:
   § 1111-F. OWNER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE OF OPERATOR TO COMPLY WITH BICY-
 CLE  LANE  RESTRICTIONS.   (A) 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
 LAW, THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED  TO  ESTAB-
 LISH  A  BICYCLE  LANE SAFETY PROGRAM IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE
 OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR  THEREOF  TO  COMPLY
 WITH  BICYCLE  LANE  RESTRICTIONS  IN  SUCH  CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
 PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF  TRANSPORTA-
 TION,  FOR PURPOSES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH PROGRAM, SHALL INSTALL
 AND OPERATE BICYCLE LANE PHOTO DEVICES ON, WITHIN OR IN CLOSE  PROXIMITY
 TO  PROTECTED BICYCLE LANES. BICYCLE LANE PHOTO DEVICES MAY BE ACTIVATED
 AT  LOCATIONS  AS  DETERMINED  BY  SUCH  DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION;
 PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT THERE SHALL BE NO MORE THAN FIFTY BICYCLE LANE
 PHOTO DEVICES LOCATED WITHIN SUCH CITY.
   2. THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ADOPT AND ENFORCE  MEASURES  TO  PROTECT
 THE PRIVACY OF DRIVERS, PASSENGERS, PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS WHOSE IDEN-
 TITY AND IDENTIFYING INFORMATION MAY BE CAPTURED BY A BICYCLE LANE PHOTO
 DEVICE. SUCH MEASURES SHALL INCLUDE:
   (I)  UTILIZATION  OF  NECESSARY  TECHNOLOGIES TO ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT
 PRACTICABLE, THAT IMAGES PRODUCED BY A BICYCLE LANE PHOTO  DEVICE  SHALL
 NOT  INCLUDE  IMAGES  THAT  IDENTIFY  THE DRIVER, THE PASSENGERS, OR THE
 CONTENTS OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE, PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  NO  NOTICE  OF
 LIABILITY  ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE DISMISSED SOLELY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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