Bill Text: NY A02934 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus; provides that for the first conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $350 nor more than $500; provides that for a second conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $800; also provides that for a third conviction a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $800 nor more than $1000.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-12)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-08 - print number 2934a [A02934 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02934-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                         2934--A
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. DILAN, RIVERA, DenDEKKER, SANTABARBARA, THIELE,
          ARROYO,  SAYEGH,  EPSTEIN,  M. G. MILLER,  DICKENS,  ABBATE,   COLTON,
          BUCHWALD,  NORRIS,  STERN,  ORTIZ,  CRUZ,  CROUCH,  DeSTEFANO, REILLY,
          D'URSO, GIGLIO, BYRNE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA,
          ENGLEBRIGHT,  FITZPATRICK,  GALEF,  TITUS -- read once and referred 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  increasing
          the penalties for passing a school bus with its red lights illuminated
          indicating that it is picking up or discharging students
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1174 of the vehicle and  traffic
     2  law,  as  amended by chapter 254 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    (c) Every person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a)  of  this
     5  section  shall: for a first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of
     6  not less than [two hundred fifty] three hundred fifty dollars  nor  more
     7  than  [four]  five  hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than
     8  thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a
     9  second violation, both of which were committed within a period of  three
    10  years,  such  person  shall be punished by a fine of not less than [six]
    11  five hundred dollars nor more than [seven hundred fifty]  eight  hundred
    12  dollars  or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or
    13  by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a  conviction  of  a  third  or
    14  subsequent  violation,  all  of  which were committed within a period of
    15  three years, such person shall be punished by a fine of  not  less  than
    16  [seven  hundred  fifty] eight hundred dollars nor more than one thousand
    17  dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days  or
    18  by both such fine and imprisonment.
    19    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    20  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04792-03-9
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