A09861 Summary:

BILL NOA09861A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07776-A
 
SPONSORGlick
 
COSPNSRO'Donnell, Mosley, Cook, Simon, Seawright, Crespo, Gottfried, Blake, Miller, Benedetto, Bichotte, Simotas, Linares, Ortiz, Sepulveda, Joyner, Rodriguez, Kim, Hevesi, Aubry, Cancel
 
MLTSPNSRBrennan, Cymbrowitz, Dinowitz, Farrell, Lentol, Markey, Rosenthal, Thiele
 
Amd 1180-b, V & T L; amd 12, Chap 43 of 2014; amd 15, Chap 189 of 2013
 
Relates to establishing photo speed monitoring systems in school speed zones and to the effectiveness thereof.
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A09861 Actions:

BILL NOA09861A
 
04/20/2016referred to transportation
05/26/2016amend and recommit to transportation
05/26/2016print number 9861a
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A09861 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9861A
 
SPONSOR: Glick (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing 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 people or more a demonstration program implementing speed violation monitoring systems in school zones by means of photo devices and chapter 43 of the laws of 2014, amending the vehicle and traffic law, the public officers law and the general municipal law relating to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE OF BILL: To reduce incidents of speeding in school zones in order to better protect schoolchildren and other road users.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision (a) of section 1180-b of the vehicle and traffic law to remove references to a demonstration program and time restrictions. This section is further amended to remove the cap of 140 cameras and allows New York City to install speed safety cameras in any school speed zone in the city. Section 2 amends section 12 of chapter 43 of the laws of 2014 so only sections one through ten of the chapter expire 4 years after the effec- tive date. Section 3, 4, 5 and 6 amend section 1180-b of the vehicle and traffic law to remove references to a demonstration program. Section 7 amends section 15 of chapter 189 of the laws of 2013 to remove the expiration date of the program. Section 8 establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Speeding motorists continue to put pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists in unnecessary danger in New York City. The New York City Department of Transportation reports that the risk of pedestrian death from being struck by a speeding vehicle increases from 5% at a speed of 20 miles per hour to 45% at a speed of 30 miles per hour, a 900% increase. Chapter 189 of the Laws of 2013 established a five year demonstration program to allow a small amount of speed safety cameras to be used near schools in New York City at certain hours of the day. The data from this demonstration program speaks for itself. The New York City Department of Transportation reports that there has been a 60% drop in speeding infractions in locations where speed safety cameras have been installed. Furthermore, speed safety cameras were able to issue over 1 million infractions to motorists who were speeding near schools. Currently, only 7% of New York City school children go to a school with a speed safety camera nearby. It is time to expand this program so that all schools can benefit from the enhanced safety that is associated with having speed safety cameras nearby.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be Determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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