360. Powers to Regulate Traffic on University Grounds. 1. For the purpose of providing for the safety and convenience of its students, faculty, employees, and visitors within and upon the property, roads, streets, and highways under the supervision and control of the state university, the board of trustees is hereby authorized to:
a. Adopt and enforce such provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, or any rules of the state department of transportation adopted under the authority of that law, as control or regulate vehicular or pedestrian traffic and parking.
b. Adopt and enforce such additional rules and regulations for the control of vehicular or pedestrian traffic and parking as local authorities are permitted to adopt and enforce pursuant to the vehicle and traffic law.
c. Adopt and enforce campus rules and regulations not inconsistent with the vehicle and traffic law relating to parking, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and safety. Such rules and regulations may include provisions for the disposition of abandoned vehicles, removal by towing or otherwise of vehicles parked in violation of such rules at the expense of the owner, the payment of fees for the registration or parking of such vehicles, provided that such campus rules and regulations may provide that any veteran attending the state university as a student shall be exempt from any fees for parking or registering a motor vehicle, and the assessment of administrative fines upon the owner or operator of such vehicles for each violation of the regulations. However, no such fine may be imposed without a hearing or an opportunity to be heard conducted by an officer or board designated by the board of trustees. Such fines, in the case of an officer or employee of state university, may be deducted from the salary or wages of such officer or employee found in violation of such regulations, or in the case of a student of state university found in violation of such regulations, the university may withhold his grades and transcripts until such time as any fine is paid. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "veteran" shall mean a member of the armed forces of the United States who served in such armed forces in time of war and who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.
d. To erect, operate and maintain at the entrance or entrances to any such grounds and at other appropriate points thereon or therein appropriate control lights, signs and signals.
2. A violation of any section of the vehicle and traffic law or of any rule of the state department of transportation made applicable as provided in paragraphs a or b of subdivision one hereof, shall be a misdemeanor or traffic infraction as designated in such law or rules as the case may be, and shall be punishable as therein provided. Such laws, rules and regulations shall be enforced, and violations thereof where designated a misdemeanor or traffic infraction shall be punishable in any court having jurisdiction in the territory in which such violations shall occur.
3. Notice of all such laws, rules, and regulations adopted or made applicable pursuant to paragraphs a and b of subdivision one shall be given by filing a copy of all such laws, rules and regulations in the office of the secretary of state, the office of the clerk of the city, town, or village where they may be enforced, and in the office of the campus security director or such other location as may be designated by the campus chief administrative officer. Notice of campus rules and regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph c of subdivision one shall be given by filing in the office of the campus security director or such other location as may be designated by the campus chief administrative officer.
4. The persons designated as police officers by the board of trustees, pursuant to paragraph l of subdivision two of section three hundred fifty-five of this chapter, shall have the power among all other police powers to issue a uniform traffic summons and complaint as provided in the vehicle and traffic law and simplified traffic informations as provided for in the criminal procedure law for traffic violations committed within the geographical area of employment of such police officers, such informations to be administered pursuant to the provisions of article two-A of the vehicle and traffic law, where applicable.
Last modified: September 11, 2016