senate Bill S982A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the development of a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 23, 2021 1st report cal.421
Feb 18, 2021 print number 982a
Feb 18, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 23, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S982A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Feb 23, 2021

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S982 - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8480
2011-2012: S938
2013-2014: S1500
2015-2016: S389
2017-2018: S1309
2019-2020: S4145

S982 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of transportation in consultation with the department of motor vehicles to develop a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways.

S982 - Sponsor Memo

S982 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    982
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to requiring  the  develop-
   ment  of  a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New
   York interstate highways
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  highway law is amended by adding a new section 67 to
 read as follows:
   § 67. WRONG WAY DRIVER PROGRAM. 1. WITHIN ONE YEAR  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE
 DATE  OF  THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
 NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT  OF  MOTOR  VEHICLES,  DEVELOP  A  PROGRAM  TO
 ADDRESS  THE  PROBLEM  OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGH-
 WAYS.
   2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL:
   A. INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE PROBLEM OF WRONG  WAY  DRIVERS
 ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS;
   B. ASSESS WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM;
   C. SET FORTH POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM; AND
   D.  IMPLEMENT  MEASURES  TO REDUCE THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON
 NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03910-01-1


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S982A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8480
2011-2012: S938
2013-2014: S1500
2015-2016: S389
2017-2018: S1309
2019-2020: S4145

S982A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of transportation in consultation with the department of motor vehicles to develop a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers on New York interstate highways.

S982A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S982A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  982--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, COMRIE -- 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 highway law, in relation to requiring the develop-
   ment of a program addressing the problem of wrong way drivers  on  New
   York interstate highways
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new  section  67  to
 read as follows:
   §  67.  WRONG  WAY DRIVER PROGRAM. 1. WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE
 DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE
 NEW  YORK  STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, GOVERNOR'S TRAFFIC SAFETY
 COMMITTEE, DIVISION  OF  STATE  POLICE,  LOCAL  POLICE  AGENCIES,  LOCAL
 GOVERNMENTS,  AND ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, BOARD, BUREAU, COMMIS-
 SION, AGENCY OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL  SUBDIVI-
 SION  THEREOF DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER, DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO
 ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS ON NEW  YORK  INTERSTATE  HIGH-
 WAYS.
   2. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL:
   A.  INVESTIGATE  POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE PROBLEM OF WRONG WAY DRIVERS
 ON NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS;
   B. ASSESS WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM;
   C. SET FORTH POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM;
   D. CONSIDER POTENTIAL FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SUCH HIGHWAY SAFE-
 TY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS; AND
   E. IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE THE PROBLEM OF WRONG  WAY  DRIVERS  ON
 NEW YORK INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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