Savino Passes Important Worker Safety Legislation Work Zone Safety Legislation Passes SenateAuthor/Presenter: Savino, Diane J.
Two worker safety bills sponsored New York State Senator Diane J. Savino have passed the Senate. The first bill establishes the crimes of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter in an active work zone and intrusion into an active work zone. It amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by creating a class B misdemeanor with a fine of $250 to $500 and/or a maximum sentence of three months imprisonment. It also amends the Penal Law by creating the crimes of vehicular manslaughter in various felony-degree classes. The second bill equates attacking a social worker or prison guard with assault on a police officer by establishing a second-degree assault charge punishable by up to seven years in prison.