senate Bill S920A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 print number 920a
May 20, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

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S920 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3104
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1231-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7026, A9123

S920 - Summary

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals.

S920 - Sponsor Memo

S920 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    920
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  opera-
   tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals

   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 1231-a to read as follows:
   §  1231-A.  SPECIAL  PROVISIONS  FOR  BICYCLES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
 OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A  STOP
 SIGN  SHALL  SLOW DOWN AND, IF REQUIRED FOR SAFETY, STOP BEFORE ENTERING
 THE INTERSECTION. AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED OR  STOPPING,  THE
 PERSON  SHALL  YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO ANY VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION
 OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDI-
 ATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME THE PERSON IS MOVING  ACROSS  OR  WITHIN  THE
 INTERSECTION OR INJUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS, EXCEPT THAT A PERSON AFTER SLOW-
 ING  TO  A  REASONABLE  SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO VEHICLES,
 OTHER PERSONS OPERATING A  BICYCLE  AND  PEDESTRIANS  IF  REQUIRED,  MAY
 CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A TURN OR PROCEED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION WITHOUT STOP-
 PING.
   2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A
 BICYCLE APPROACHING A  STEADY  RED  TRAFFIC-CONTROL  SIGNAL  SHALL  STOP
 BEFORE  ENTERING  THE INTERSECTION AND SHALL YIELD TO ALL OTHER TRAFFIC.
 ONCE THE PERSON HAS STOPPED, THE PERSON MAY PROCEED THROUGH  THE  STEADY
 RED  TRAFFIC-CONTROL  SIGNAL  WITH  CAUTION.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT A
 PERSON AFTER SLOWING TO A REASONABLE SPEED AND YIELDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY
 IF REQUIRED, MAY CAUTIOUSLY MAKE A RIGHT-HAND  TURN.  A  LEFT-HAND  TURN
 ONTO A ONE-WAY HIGHWAY MAY BE MADE ON A RED TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL AFTER
 STOPPING AND YIELDING TO OTHER TRAFFIC.
   §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 

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S920A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3104
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1231-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7026, A9123

S920A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operation of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals.

S920A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S920A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  920--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAY, BROUK, GIANARIS, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, JACKSON,
   RAMOS -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed  to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera-
   tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals
 
   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 1231-a to read as follows:
   § 1231-A. SPECIAL PROVISIONS  FOR  BICYCLES.  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER  PROVISION OF LAW, A PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACHING A STOP
 SIGN SHALL, BEFORE ENTERING THE INTERSECTION,  EITHER  SLOW  DOWN  TO  A
 SPEED  REASONABLE FOR EXISTING CONDITIONS, OR SHALL STOP IF REQUIRED FOR
 SAFETY AT A CLEARLY MARKED STOP LINE,  BUT  IF  NONE,  THEN  SHALL  STOP
 BEFORE  ENTERING  THE CROSSWALK ON THE NEAR SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION, OR
 IN THE EVENT THERE IS NO CROSSWALK, AT THE POINT NEAREST THE  INTERSECT-
 ING  HIGHWAY  WHERE  SUCH  PERSON  OPERATING A BICYCLE HAS A VIEW OF THE
 APPROACHING TRAFFIC ON THE INTERSECTING HIGHWAY.  SUCH PERSON  OPERATING
 A  BICYCLE SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO ANY PEDESTRIAN LEGALLY CROSS-
 ING THE HIGHWAY ON WHICH THEY ARE OPERATING  THE  BICYCLE,  AND  TO  ANY
 VEHICLE IN THE INTERSECTION OR APPROACHING ON ANOTHER HIGHWAY SO CLOSELY
 AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD DURING THE TIME SUCH PERSON OPERAT-
 ING  A  BICYCLE  IS MOVING ACROSS OR WITHIN THE INTERSECTION.  PROVIDED,
 HOWEVER, THAT IF SUCH PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE IS INVOLVED IN A COLLI-
 SION WITH A PEDESTRIAN IN A CROSSWALK OR A VEHICLE IN  THE  INTERSECTION
 AFTER OPERATING A BICYCLE PAST A STOP SIGN WITHOUT STOPPING, SUCH COLLI-
 SION  SHALL BE DEEMED PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF THEIR FAILURE TO YIELD THE
 RIGHT OF WAY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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