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A09055 Summary:

BILL NOA09055
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORFall
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §1180-b, V & T L; amd §15, Chap 189 of 2013
 
Relates to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York; reduces the radial distance from school buildings for such school speed zones; reduces the time frame for use of such photo speed monitoring systems; extends the effectiveness of certain provisions relating thereto.
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A09055 Actions:

BILL NOA09055
 
01/31/2022referred to transportation
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A09055 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9055
 
SPONSOR: Fall
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York; and to amend chapter 189 of the laws of 2013, amending the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law relating to establishing in a city with a population of one million or more a demonstration program implementing speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones by means of photo devices, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The intent of this legislation is to further promote the effectiveness of the school speed zone program to keep our streets located immediately within an institution of learning radius and to amend current guidelines in existing law to promote a more just area and timing of said speed cameras.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) and paragraph 4 of subdivision (c) of section 1180-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 30 of the laws of 2019. The City of New York is herby authorized to establish a demonstration program imposing monetary liability on the owner of a vehicle for failure of an operator thereof to comply with posted maximum speed limits in a school speed zone within such city when a school speed limit is in effect as provided in paragraphs one and two of subdivisions (c) of section eleven hundred eighty of this article or (ii) when other speed limits are in effect as provided in subdivision (b), (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven hundred eighty of this article weekdays between the hours of six o'clock A.M. and six o'clock P.M. Such demonstration program shall empower the city of New York to install photo speed violation monitoring systems within no more than seven hundred fifty school speed zones within such city at any one time and to operate such systems within such zones within such city at any one time and to operate such systems within such zones when a school speed limit is in effect as provided in paragraphs one and two of subdivision (c) of section eleven hundred eighty of this article or when other speed limits are in effect as provided in subdivision (b), (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven hundred eighty of this article weekdays between the hours of six o'clock A.M. and six o'clock P.M. In selecting a school speed zone in which to install and operate a photo speed violation monitoring system, the city of New York shall consider criteria including, but not limited to, the speed data, crash history, and the roadway geometry applicable to such school speed zone. Such city shall prioritize the placement of photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones based upon speed data or the crash history of a school speed zone. A photo speed violation monitoring system shall not be installed or operated on a controlled-access highway exit ramp or within three hundred feet along a highway that continues from the end of a controlled-access highway exit ramp. "School speed zone" shall mean a radial distance not to exceed one (thousand three) hundred twenty feet from a school building, entrance, or exit. Section 2. The opening paragraph of section 15 of chapter 189 of the laws of 2013, amending the vehicle and traffic law and the public offi- cers law relating to establishing in a city with a population of one million or more a demonstration program implementing speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones by means of photo devices, as amended by chapter 30 Of the laws of 2019 This act shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, (2022) 2024 and provided further that any rules necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such effec- tive date. Section 3: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law, provided that the amendments to section 1180-b of the vehicle and traffic law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed there- with.   JUSTIFICATION: Speed cameras in school zones are one of the goals aimed at reducing traffic fatalities in New York City. Therefore, the program should be kept intact for the safety of our children, pedestrians and crossing guards. However, current guidelines in existing law associated with activation times and radius surrounding institutions of learning are causing an unfair burden on drivers in many areas throughout New York City and New York State. The intent of this legislation is to further promote the effectiveness of the school speed zone program however on streets/roadways located immediately within an institution of learning radius and to amend current guidelines in existing law to promote a more justified area and timing of said speed cameras.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Yet to be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law; provided that the amendments to section 1180-b of the vehi- cle and traffic law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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A09055 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9055
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 31, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to photo  speed
          violation  monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New
          York; and to amend chapter 189 of the laws of 2013, amending the vehi-
          cle and traffic law and the public officers law relating to establish-
          ing in a city with a population of one million or more a demonstration
          program implementing speed  violation  monitoring  systems  in  school
          speed  zones  by means of photo devices, in relation to the effective-
          ness thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) and paragraph 4 of subdivi-
     2  sion (c) of section 1180-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
     3  chapter 30 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
     4    1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the city of New York is
     5  hereby authorized to establish a demonstration program imposing monetary
     6  liability on the owner of a vehicle for failure of an  operator  thereof
     7  to comply with posted maximum speed limits in a school speed zone within
     8  such  city  (i)  when  a  school speed limit is in effect as provided in
     9  paragraphs one and two of subdivision  (c)  of  section  eleven  hundred
    10  eighty  of this article or (ii) when other speed limits are in effect as
    11  provided in subdivision (b), (d), (f) or (g) of section  eleven  hundred
    12  eighty  of  this  article weekdays between the hours of six o'clock A.M.
    13  and [ten] six o'clock P.M. Such demonstration program shall empower  the
    14  city  of  New  York  to install photo speed violation monitoring systems
    15  within no more than seven hundred fifty school speed zones  within  such
    16  city at any one time and to operate such systems within such zones (iii)
    17  when a school speed limit is in effect as provided in paragraphs one and
    18  two  of subdivision (c) of section eleven hundred eighty of this article
    19  or (iv) when other speed limits are in effect as provided in subdivision
    20  (b), (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven hundred eighty  of  this  article
    21  weekdays  between  the  hours  of six o'clock A.M. and [ten] six o'clock
    22  P.M. In selecting a school speed zone in which to install and operate  a
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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        A. 9055                             2
 
     1  photo  speed  violation  monitoring  system,  the city of New York shall
     2  consider criteria including, but not limited to, the speed  data,  crash
     3  history,  and the roadway geometry applicable to such school speed zone.
     4  Such  city shall prioritize the placement of photo speed violation moni-
     5  toring systems in school speed zones based upon speed data or the  crash
     6  history  of  a  school  speed  zone.  A photo speed violation monitoring
     7  system shall not be installed or operated on a controlled-access highway
     8  exit ramp or within three hundred feet along a  highway  that  continues
     9  from the end of a controlled-access highway exit ramp.
    10    4.  "school speed zone" shall mean a radial distance not to exceed one
    11  [thousand three] hundred twenty feet from a school  building,  entrance,
    12  or exit.
    13    § 2. The opening paragraph of section 15 of chapter 189 of the laws of
    14  2013,  amending  the vehicle and traffic law and the public officers law
    15  relating to establishing in a city with a population of one  million  or
    16  more  a  demonstration  program  implementing speed violation monitoring
    17  systems in school speed zones by means of photo devices, as  amended  by
    18  chapter 30 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
    19    This  act  shall  take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
    20  become a law and shall expire and be  deemed  repealed  July  1,  [2022]
    21  2024;  and provided further that any rules necessary for the implementa-
    22  tion of this act on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before
    23  such effective date, provided that:
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    25  have become a law; provided that the amendments to section 1180-b of the
    26  vehicle and traffic law made by section one of this act shall not affect
    27  the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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