Bill Text: NY S00978 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to parking spaces for handicapped persons; provides that the commissioner of motor vehicles shall provide in any pre-licensing course a mandatory component of education of the laws relating to handicapped accessible parking.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-04 - referred to transportation [S00978 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00978-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           978
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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  parking
          spaces for handicapped persons
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, is
     3  amended and a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows:
     4    (b) Upon successful completion of the requirements set forth in  para-
     5  graph  (a)  of  this subdivision which shall include an alcohol and drug
     6  education component as described in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, a
     7  "Road Rage" awareness component as described in paragraph (c-1) of  this
     8  subdivision and a "Work Zone Safety" awareness component as described in
     9  paragraph (c-2) of this subdivision, and a "Motorcycle Safety" awareness
    10  component  as  described  in  paragraph  (c-3)  of this subdivision, and
    11  instruction in the laws relating to parking spaces for  the  handicapped
    12  as  described  in  paragraph  (i)  of this subdivision, the commissioner
    13  shall cause the applicant to take a road test in a representative  vehi-
    14  cle  of a type prescribed by the commissioner which shall be appropriate
    15  to the type of license for which application is made,  except  that  the
    16  commissioner may waive the road test requirements for certain classes of
    17  applicants. The commissioner shall have the power to establish a program
    18  to  allow persons other than employees of the department to conduct road
    19  tests in representative vehicles when such tests are required for appli-
    20  cants to obtain a class A, B or C license. If he or she  chooses  to  do
    21  so,  he  or  she  shall  set  forth her reasons in writing and conduct a
    22  public hearing on the matter. [She] He or she shall only establish  such
    23  a program after holding the public hearing.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05931-01-9

        S. 978                              2
     1    (i)  The  commissioner  shall provide in the pre-licensing course, set
     2  forth in paragraph (b) of this  subdivision  a  mandatory  component  in
     3  education of the laws relating to handicapped accessible parking.
     4    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     5  it shall have become a law.
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