2019 Legislative Priorities
Our Legislative Priorities include legislation with a goal of making Long Island streets and trails safer, accessible and economically viable for all people by holding drivers accountable for their decisions.
Our priorities consider drivers of vehicles and bicycles, pedestrians and commuters.
2019 legislative priorities include:
Strengthening penalties for hit-and-run drivers
Long Island Extension to the Empire State Trail
Clarifying status and legalization of electric scooters and electric bicycles statewide.
School Zone Speed Cameras in Nassau County.
Long Island Motor Parkway Study S.24492 / A.6413
Seth's Law: S4715 / A3252
This bill strengthens the penalties that may be imposed upon motorists who leave the scene of an accident where an injury occurs.
Update April 16, 2018: Senator Gianaris, 12th District, announced today that his proposal stiffening penalties on drivers without valid licenses who kill or injure passed the State Senate unanimously. Currently, the most severe penalty a District Attorney can seek in such instances is a misdemeanor. Convicted drivers are rarely sentenced to any jail time at all and they are free to commit additional offenses. This legislation would increase the penalty to a class E felony for seriously injuring a person and a class D felony if the accident resulted in a death, with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.
Yellow Alert System: S1375
Relates to the creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury, the investigating law enforcement agency has additional information concerning the suspect's vehicle, and when public dissemination of available information could either help avert further harm or accelerate apprehension of the suspect.
Extend & Expand NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program: S6046/A7798 -UPDATED!!!!
MARCH 19,2019 UPDATE: SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMERAS BACK ON & EXTENDED TO EVERY SCHOOL! Read update HERE>