Senate Bill S2570

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires every school bus to be equipped with a stop-arm on each side

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2570 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9143

2023-S2570 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of motor vehicles to promulgate rules and regulations to require that every school bus be equipped with a stop-arm on each side of the bus regardless of seating capacity; prohibits the operation of a school bus on public highways without a functioning stop-arm on each side of such bus.

2023-S2570 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2570 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2570
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 23, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 requiring
   every school bus to be equipped with a stop-arm on each side
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 21-c of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
 law, as amended by chapter 430 of the laws of 2001, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   21-c.  (A)  The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of
 transportation, shall promulgate rules and regulations for  the  use  of
 stop-arms  on  school  buses which shall include provisions for a second
 stop-arm to be located on the driver's side as close as is practical  to
 the rear corner of the bus. Every school bus designed with a capacity of
 forty-five persons or more, and manufactured for use in this state on or
 after  January  first,  two thousand two shall be equipped with a second
 stop-arm in compliance with such regulations.
   (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL FURTHER PROMULGATE,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH
 THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION,  RULES AND REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE
 THAT EVERY SCHOOL BUS, REGARDLESS OF SEATING CAPACITY, INCLUDE  A  STOP-
 ARM  ON  EACH SIDE OF THE BUS. NO SCHOOL BUS SHALL BE OPERATED OR DRIVEN
 UPON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS OF THIS STATE WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING STOP-ARM ON
 EACH SIDE OF SUCH BUS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 which 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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06939-01-3


              

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