Bill Text: NY A03218 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


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 17-10)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-22 - referred to transportation [A03218 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A03218-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3218

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M. of A. DILAN, J. RIVERA, SANTABARBARA, THIELE, SAYEGH,
          EPSTEIN, DICKENS, ABBATE,  COLTON,  NORRIS,  STERN,  CRUZ,  DeSTEFANO,
          REILLY, J. M. GIGLIO, BYRNE, BRABENEC, TAGUE, HEVESI, B. MILLER, MORI-
          NELLO,  GLICK,  GRIFFIN  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA,
          ENGLEBRIGHT, FITZPATRICK, GALEF --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Transportation

        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.
                                                                   LBD04804-01-1
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