senate Bill S5618

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Mar 12, 2021 referred to transportation

S5618 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1800-a & 1801-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S480
2011-2012: S4892
2013-2014: S2136
2015-2016: S3389
2017-2018: S6212
2019-2020: S2620

S5618 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

S5618 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5618 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5618
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 doubling the
   fines for traffic infractions and traffic  misdemeanors  committed  in
   school traffic control zones

   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  two  new
 sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
   §  1800-A. SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.  NOTWITH-
 STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE  AND
 ANY  RULE  OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THAT PART OF ANY HIGHWAY ADJA-
 CENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE MAXIMUM SCHOOL  SPEED  LIMITS  HAVE  BEEN  ESTAB-
 LISHED, SHALL ALSO BE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE AND SHALL
 BE  CLEARLY  MARKED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF EITHER A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP
 SIGN AT EVERY INTERSECTION OR CORNER IMMEDIATELY  SURROUNDING  A  SCHOOL
 SAFETY  ZONE  WITHIN SUCH SCHOOL ZONE. ALL FINES FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
 PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER WHICH ARE COMMITTED IN A SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL
 ZONE SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OTHERWISE SET OUT IN THIS  CHAP-
 TER FOR SUCH INFRACTIONS.
   §  1801-A.  SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL ZONE; MISDEMEANORS. NOTWITHSTANDING
 THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE  AND  ANY
 RULE   OR   REGULATION  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  FINES  FOR  MISDEMEANOR
 CONVICTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHICH ARE COMMITTED  IN  A  SCHOOL
 TRAFFIC  CONTROL  ZONE,  AS  DESIGNATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHTEEN
 HUNDRED-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DOUBLE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT  OTHERWISE
 SET OUT IN THIS CHAPTER FOR SUCH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
   §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
 have become a law.    Effective  immediately,  the  addition,  amendment
 and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
 of  this  act  on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to be made and
 completed on or before such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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