Bill Text: NY S01187 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to increasing the fines associated with passing a stopped school bus by commercial motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01187 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01187-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1187
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  increasing
          the  fines  associated  with  passing  a stopped school bus by certain
          vehicles
          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]  1. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph two of this
     5  subdivision, every person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of
     6  this section shall: for a first conviction thereof,  be  punished  by  a
     7  fine  of  not  less  than  two  hundred fifty dollars nor more than four
     8  hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days  or  by
     9  both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation,
    10  both of which were committed within a period of three years, such person
    11  shall  be  punished  by  a fine of not less than six hundred dollars nor
    12  more than seven hundred fifty dollars or by imprisonment  for  not  more
    13  than one hundred eighty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon
    14  a  conviction  of  a  third  or  subsequent violation, all of which were
    15  committed within a period of three years, such person shall be  punished
    16  by a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than one
    17  thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty
    18  days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    19    2.  Every  person  convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of this
    20  section while operating a commercial motor vehicle shall:  for  a  first
    21  conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than three hundred
    22  dollars  nor  more  than four hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not
    23  more than thirty days or by both  such  fine  and  imprisonment;  for  a
    24  conviction  of a second violation, both of which were committed within a
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02290-01-9

        S. 1187                             2
     1  period of three years, such person shall be punished by a  fine  of  not
     2  less  than  six  hundred fifty dollars nor more than seven hundred fifty
     3  dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days  or
     4  by  both  such  fine  and  imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or
     5  subsequent violation, all of which were committed  within  a  period  of
     6  three  years,  such  person shall be punished by a fine of not less than
     7  eight hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprison-
     8  ment for not more than one hundred eighty days or by both such fine  and
     9  imprisonment. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "commercial motor
    10  vehicle" shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by subdivi-
    11  sion four of section five hundred one-a of this chapter.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    13  ing  the date on which it shall have become a law.  Effective immediate-
    14  ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
    15  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    16  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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