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A05440 Summary:

BILL NOA05440
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMeeks
 
COSPNSRBronson, Mamdani
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §22, Transp L; amd §382-a, Exec L
 
Relates to the development of a scannable code that links to translations of work zone and truss type construction signs.
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A05440 Actions:

BILL NOA05440
 
02/16/2021referred to transportation
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A05440 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5440
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 16, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. MEEKS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend  the  transportation  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
          relation  to  the development of a scannable code that links to trans-
          lations of work zone and truss type construction signs

          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, as added by chapter
     2  223 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 22. Work zone safety and enforcement. 1. The  department  shall,  in
     4  cooperation with the superintendent of state police, the commissioner of
     5  motor  vehicles,  the  chairman of the New York state thruway authority,
     6  local law enforcement agencies and representatives for  contractors  and
     7  laborers,  develop and implement rules and regulations for the increased
     8  safety of work zones. Such rules  and  regulations  shall  include,  but
     9  shall  not  be  limited  to,  a police presence at all major active work
    10  zones as defined by rules and regulations set forth by the commissioner,
    11  the use of radar speed display signs at all major active work  zones  as
    12  defined  by  rules  and regulations set forth by the commissioner, and a
    13  system for reviewing work zone safety and  design  for  all  work  zones
    14  under the jurisdiction of the department.
    15    2.  (a)  The  department  shall,  in cooperation with the secretary of
    16  state and any other state or local agencies the commissioner shall  deem
    17  necessary,  develop a scannable code to be displayed on work zone signs,
    18  and signs notifying  of  truss  type  construction  in  compliance  with
    19  section  three  hundred  eighty-two-a  of the executive law.   Such code
    20  shall, when scanned with a smartphone, tablet, or other similar  device,
    21  open  an  internet  link  on  such device that (i) determines the user's
    22  location; and (ii) displays the  contents  of  such  sign  in  the  most
    23  commonly  spoken  language  other than English and Spanish within a ten-
    24  mile radius of such user.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08422-02-1

        A. 5440                             2
 
     1    (b) Beginning one year from the effective date  of  this  subdivision,
     2  all  work  zone signs used in an area where there is residential housing
     3  and/or a reasonable expectation  of  pedestrians  shall  be  printed  in
     4  English  and  in Spanish, and shall contain the scannable code developed
     5  pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
     6    (c)  For the purposes of this subdivision "user" shall mean the opera-
     7  tor of a smartphone, tablet, or other similar device.
     8    § 2.  Subdivision 1 of section 382-a of the executive law, as added by
     9  chapter 119 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
    10    1. All commercial and industrial structures that  utilize  truss  type
    11  construction  shall be marked by a sign or symbol in a manner sufficient
    12  to warn persons conducting fire control and other  emergency  operations
    13  of  the existence of truss construction in the structure.  Beginning one
    14  year from the effective date of the act which amended this  subdivision,
    15  such signs shall be printed in English and in Spanish, and shall contain
    16  the  scannable code created pursuant to subdivision two of section twen-
    17  ty-two of the transportation law.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    19  law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
    20  rule  or  regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
    21  effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such
    22  effective date.
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