A00491 Summary:

BILL NO    A00491 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Gantt

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Rpld & add S22, Transp L

Relates to work and school zone safety and enforcement.
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A00491 Actions:

BILL NO    A00491 

01/07/2015 referred to transportation
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A00491 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00491 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A491

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to
work and school zone safety and enforcement; and to repeal section 22
of such law relating thereto

PURPOSE: To establish a work and school zone live operator controlled
photo-monitoring program

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Section 22 of the transportation law
is repealed and a new section 22 is added to establish a work and
school zone live operator controlled photo-monitoring program.

Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Nationwide, work zone incidents have resulted in a
yearly average of 700 to 800 deaths and 5,000 injuries, imposing an
economic cost exceeding $3 billion annually.

The October 2000 study conducted by National SAFE KIDS Campaign found
that two-thirds of all vehicles in school zones were travelling over
the posted speed limit. Speeding Occurred despite the fact that
eighty-five percent of sites had one or more safety measures, such as
crosswalks, flashing lights, stoplights, or crossing guards. In
addition, one-third of drivers were travelling at 30 mph or more, an
issue of great concern given that children are eight times more likely
to die if hit by a motor vehicle moving at 30 mph, compared to 20 mph
or less.

Eighty-two percent of drivers support photo enforcement of violations
by drivers passing a stopped school bus, and seventy-eight percent of
drivers support photo enforcement of drivers speeding in a work zone.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2009-2010: A.2553 2011-2012: A.1186 2013-2014:
A.117

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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A00491 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                          491

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 7, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Transportation

       AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to work  and  school
         zone  safety  and  enforcement;  and  to repeal section 22 of such law
         relating thereto

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Section 22 of the transportation law is REPEALED and a new
    2  section 22 is added to read as follows:
    3    S 22. WORK AND SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT. 1.  THE  DEPARTMENT
    4  SHALL,  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF STATE POLICE, THE
    5  COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW YORK STATE THRU-
    6  WAY AUTHORITY, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND SUCH  OTHER  ENTITIES
    7  AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY DESIGNATE, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT RULES AND REGU-
    8  LATIONS  FOR  THE  INCREASED SAFETY OF WORK AND SCHOOL ZONES. SUCH RULES
    9  AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  A  POLICE
   10  PRESENCE  AT  ALL  MAJOR ACTIVE WORK ZONES AS DEFINED BY RULES AND REGU-
   11  LATIONS SET FORTH BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND A SYSTEM FOR  REVIEWING  WORK
   12  ZONE  SAFETY AND DESIGN FOR ALL WORK ZONES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE
   13  DEPARTMENT.
   14    2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
   15  ESTABLISH A WORK AND SCHOOL ZONE LIVE OPERATOR CONTROLLED PHOTO-MONITOR-
   16  ING  PROGRAM.  UNDER  THIS  PROGRAM,  THE  COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO
   17  SELECT AT ANY GIVEN TIME NO MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED  WORK  ZONE  LOCATIONS
   18  AND  ONE  HUNDRED SCHOOL ZONE LOCATIONS FOR PHOTO-MONITORING ENFORCEMENT
   19  OF SPEEDING UNDER SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAF-
   20  FIC LAW. ADJUDICATION OF CONTESTED VIOLATIONS SHALL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY A
   21  PROCESS ESTABLISHED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
   22    3. THE DEVICE USED FOR PHOTO-MONITORING IN A WORK ZONE OR SCHOOL  ZONE
   23  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  ONE  OR  MORE VEHICLE SPEED SENSORS THAT TRIGGER THE

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02499-01-5
       A. 491                              2

    1  RECORDING OF A SPEEDING VIOLATION BY ONE OR  MORE  DIGITAL  PHOTOGRAPHIC
    2  CAMERAS.  EACH DEVICE SHALL BE WITHIN THE DOMINION AND CONTROL OF A LIVE
    3  OPERATOR. PEACE OFFICERS SHALL ONLY RECORD VIOLATIONS COMMITTED IN THEIR
    4  PRESENCE.  PEACE  OFFICERS  MAY EITHER ISSUE A CITATION ON THE SCENE, OR
    5  AFTER REVIEWING THE DIGITAL EVIDENCE SEND CITATIONS BY MAIL. A  COPY  OF
    6  THE  DIGITAL  EVIDENCE  SHALL  BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE ADDRESSEE OF THE
    7  CITATION.
    8    4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SELECT A WORK AND SCHOOL ZONE LIVE  OPERATOR
    9  CONTROLLED  PHOTO-MONITORING  EQUIPMENT,  SOFTWARE, AND SERVICE PROVIDER
   10  THAT IS INCORPORATED AND LOCATED WITHIN THE  STATE,  AND  HAS  CONDUCTED
   11  BUSINESS  WITH  THE  STATE  FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN TEN YEARS. THE
   12  COMMISSIONER SHALL ENDEAVOR TO CONTRACT WITH A WORK ZONE LIVE PHOTO-MON-
   13  ITORING EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICE PROVIDER CERTIFIED UNDER  ARTI-
   14  CLE FIFTEEN-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
   15    5.  THE WORK AND SCHOOL ZONE LIVE OPERATOR CONTROLLED PHOTO-MONITORING
   16  PROGRAM SHALL UTILIZE SPEED MEASUREMENT METHODS IN WHICH A PHOTOGRAPH IS
   17  TAKEN AS NEAR AS TECHNICALLY POSSIBLE TO THE LOCATION OF RECORDED  SPEED
   18  MEASUREMENTS.  ONLY  PHOTOGRAPHS  OF  THE  REAR  OF THE VEHICLE SHALL BE
   19  TAKEN. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL USE SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE A SECONDARY  MEASURE-
   20  MENT  OF  VEHICLE  AVERAGE SPEED OVER DISTANCE AS VERIFICATION. IN ADDI-
   21  TION, THESE SYSTEMS SHALL BE CAPABLE OF UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING A  SPEEDING
   22  VEHICLE  AMONG MULTIPLE VEHICLES WITHIN THE DETECTION RANGE OF THE SPEED
   23  SENSOR. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL NOT UTILIZE IN-THE-ROAD EMBEDDED  OR  SURFACE
   24  MOUNT SENSORS OR ADDITIONAL ROAD MARKINGS. THOSE DEVICES WHICH ARE VEHI-
   25  CLE  MOUNTED SHALL ONLY BE MOUNTED IN FULLY MARKED LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHI-
   26  CLES. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL UTILIZE CORE TECHNOLOGY DATABASE  AND  APPLICA-
   27  TION  PROTOCOLS  FOR  TICKET-PROCESSING  SYSTEMS  COMPATIBLE  WITH STATE
   28  AGENCY SYSTEMS.
   29    6. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE GOVERNOR, THE  TEMPO-
   30  RARY  PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY THE NUMBER
   31  AND LOCATION OF SPEEDING VIOLATIONS BY COUNTY, AND THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE
   32  RECEIVED AFTER COSTS.
   33    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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