senate Bill S252A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 252a
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.920
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

S252 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7333
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §1170-a, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5238, A7646
2017-2018: S2303, A3114, A4795
2019-2020: S4089, A6012

S252 - Summary

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

S252 - Sponsor Memo

S252 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    252
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S252A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7333
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§135-a & 1803, add §1170-a, V & T L; amd §87, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5238, A7646
2017-2018: S2303, A3114, A4795
2019-2020: S4089, A6012

S252A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S252A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S252A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  252--A
     Cal. No. 920
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
   favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
   amended  on  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, and to be
   reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of third  read-
   ing
 
 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-
 

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