Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2643
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2643 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2643 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2643REVISED 6/5/23 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera- tion of bicycles at stop signs and traffic-control signals PURPOSE: This bill allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends the vehicle and traffic law to lay out procedures to allow persons operating bicycles to treat stop signs as yield signs (after yielding to vehicles, other cyclists, and pedestrians) and to treat red lights as stop signs. Section 2: effective date.
2023-S2643 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2643 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAY, BROUK, GIANARIS, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, JACKSON, LIU, RAMOS -- 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, 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. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, EXCEPT WHEN DIRECTED TO PROCEED BY A POLICE OFFICER, EVERY PERSON OPERATING A BICYCLE APPROACH- ING A STEADY CIRCULAR RED SIGNAL OR RED ARROW SIGNAL OF A TRAFFIC-CON- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00429-01-3
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