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.

 
 

Long Island Extension to the Empire State Trail

Increased mobility options including electric scooters and electric bicycles statewide






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.

 

No Valid License Felony: S2149/A863

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>

The NYC speed safety camera program has proven to be successful at the 7% of schools when the cameras are on - time to extend the times and expand the program. Long Island Streets has signed on as a #EverySchool Coalition member in 2017, enlisted NYS Senator Kaminsky to sign on, and we have attended rallies in support. These are our neighbors, friends and family that we are helping.