Bill Text: NY S02620 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that the fines for traffic infractions and traffic misdemeanors committed in a school traffic control zone are doubled; further requires such zones to be marked by a traffic light or stop sign.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02620 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02620-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2620
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 doubling the
          fines for traffic infractions and traffic  misdemeanors  committed  in
          school traffic control zones
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
     2  sections 1800-a and 1801-a to read as follows:
     3    §  1800-a. School traffic control zone; traffic infractions.  Notwith-
     4  standing the provisions of section eighteen hundred of this article  and
     5  any  rule  or regulation to the contrary, that part of any highway adja-
     6  cent to a school where maximum school  speed  limits  have  been  estab-
     7  lished, shall also be designated a school traffic control zone and shall
     8  be  clearly  marked with the placement of either a traffic light or stop
     9  sign at every intersection or corner immediately  surrounding  a  school
    10  safety  zone  within such school zone. All fines for traffic infractions
    11  pursuant to this chapter which are committed in a school traffic control
    12  zone shall be double the maximum amount otherwise set out in this  chap-
    13  ter for such infractions.
    14    §  1801-a.  School traffic control zone; misdemeanors. Notwithstanding
    15  the provisions of section eighteen hundred one of this article  and  any
    16  rule   or   regulation  to  the  contrary,  all  fines  for  misdemeanor
    17  convictions pursuant to this chapter, which are committed  in  a  school
    18  traffic  control  zone,  as  designated  pursuant  to  section  eighteen
    19  hundred-a of this article, shall be double the maximum amount  otherwise
    20  set out in this chapter for such misdemeanor convictions.
    21    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    22  have become a law. Provided that the commissioner of motor  vehicles  is
    23  immediately  authorized  and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal
    24  any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of  this
    25  act on its effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07416-01-9
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