senate Bill S5563

Signed by Governor

Authorizes the city of Long Beach, Nassau County to establish speed limits on certain highways below 30 miles per hour

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1424
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.250
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6932
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.512
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 06 / Aug / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.412

Summary

Authorizes the city of Long Beach, Nassau County to establish speed limits on Cleveland Avenue, Harding Avenue, Mitchell Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Coolidge Avenue, Wilson Avenue and Taft Avenue below 30 miles per hour.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6932
Versions:
S5563
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1643, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5563

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits in the
city of Long Beach, Nassau county

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to enhance pedestrian and
vehicular safety in Long Beach, New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law §1643 to
permit the establishment of a less than thirty mph speed zone but no
less than 15 mph on certain streets in Long Beach, New York.

JUSTIFICATION:
The proposed bill is justified mainly for the following
two reasons:

1. The area of Long Beach affected by the bill is a residential
neighborhood close to several popular beaches. The safety of
pedestrian beachgoers would be enhanced by lower speed limits.

2. All of the streets mentioned are less than a quarter mile long. A
lower speed limit would help safety by slowing down drivers not
familiar with the area who enter this portion of Long Beach and
continue to drive at the speed they do on main roads.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5563

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits
  in the city of Long Beach, Nassau county

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1643. Speed limits on highways in cities and villages. The  legisla-
tive  body  of  any city or village with respect to highways (which term
for the purposes of this section shall include  private  roads  open  to
public  motor vehicle traffic) in such city or village, other than state
highways maintained by the state on which the department of  transporta-
tion shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statu-
tory  fifty-five  miles  per  hour  speed  limit  as provided in section
sixteen hundred twenty OF THIS TITLE, or  on  which  the  department  of
transportation shall have designated that such city or village shall not
establish any maximum speed limit as provided in section sixteen hundred
twenty-four OF THIS TITLE, subject to the limitations imposed by section
sixteen  hundred  eighty-four OF THIS TITLE may by local law, ordinance,
order, rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits at which  vehi-
cles may proceed within such city or village, within designated areas of
such city or village or on or along designated highways within such city
or  village  higher  or lower than the fifty-five miles per hour maximum
statutory limit. No such speed limit applicable throughout such city  or
village  or  within  designated  areas  of such city or village shall be
established at less than thirty miles per hour; EXCEPT THAT IN THE  CITY
OF  LONG BEACH, IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED
AT NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN MILES PER HOUR ON ANY PORTION OF THE  FOLLOWING
HIGHWAYS  IN  SUCH  CITY:  CLEVELAND  AVENUE,  HARDING  AVENUE, MITCHELL
AVENUE, BELMONT AVENUE, ATLANTIC AVENUE, COOLIDGE AVENUE, WILSON  AVENUE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10059-01-1

S. 5563                             2

AND  TAFT  AVENUE. No such speed limit applicable on or along designated
highways within such city or village shall be established at  less  than
twenty-five  miles  per  hour,  except  that  school speed limits may be
established  at not less than fifteen miles per hour, for a distance not
to exceed one thousand three hundred twenty feet, on a highway passing a
school building, entrance or exit of a school abutting  on  the  highway
and  except that within the cities of Buffalo and Rochester speed limits
may be established at not less than  fifteen  miles  per  hour  for  any
portion of a highway within a city park.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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