senate Bill S2060

Authorizes the town of Mamaroneck and the village of Mamaroneck to designate a portion of New York Route 1 as a school zone

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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.722
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1106
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes the town of Mamaroneck and the village of Mamaroneck to designate a portion of West Boston Post Road (New York Route 1) as a school zone.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4985
Versions:
S2060
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highways
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A8653, S6290, A8653

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2060

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the town of
Mamaroneck and the village of Mamaroneck to designate a portion of New
York Route 1 as a school zone

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow the Town of Mamaroneck and
the Village of Mamaroneck the authority to designate a portion of New
York Route 1, commonly known as the Boston Post Road, as a school
zone, to permit a lower speed limit during school hours given the
presence of both Mamaroneck High School and Hommocks Middle School in
close proximity to the route.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides the authority for
the Town of Mamaroneck and the Village of Mamaroneck to designate a
school speed zone on West Boston Post Road (New York Route 1) between
the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM on school days, between Winthrop Avenue in
the Town and the entrance to Town Hall, located at 740 W. Boston Post
Road, in the Village.

Section 2: Establishes an immediate effective date for the
legislation.

EXISTING LAW: Section 1, Not withstanding highway law, the vehicle and
traffic law or any other laws or any other laws to the contrary, this
provision authorizes the town of Mamaroneck and the village of
Mamaroneck to designate school speed zones on West Boston Post Road
(New York Route 1) between 7AM and 5PM.

JUSTIFICATION: Boston Post Road (New York Route I) is a heavily
traveled road through the Sound Shore communities of Westchester
County, with commercial truck traffic as well as standard vehicles.
The road goes past many schools, including Rye High School/Middle
School and Osborn Elementary School in the City of Rye, adjacent to
the north and east of the Village of Mamaroneck, and through the City
of New Rochelle, adjacent to the Town of Mamaroneck to the south and
west. Since cities have the authority to regulate speed limits on
Route 1, they are able to adjust those limits to better protect their
students traveling to and from schools. The Village and Town of
Mamaroneck are unable to do the same, since such power is not given to
villages and towns under New York law, While that power is properly
restricted in general cases, the particularly high traffic volume on
this road, and the presence of both High School and Middle School
buildings in this corridor along with numerous fast-food and strip
mall businesses frequented by the students before, during and after
classes creates a hazard and potential tragedy that we can help lessen
by allowing both governments the opportunity to lower speed limits.
Notwithstanding the presence of Traffic signals and crosswalks in some
locations on the corridor, the car movements in and out of the strip
mall lots, the right and left turns off the main road, and the speed
of drivers seeking to "make time" on this stretch of the road,
necessitates providing the added authority to lower speed limits on
this road. This proposal has the support of both municipal
governments' governing bodies, both police forces, and a wide array of
parents and community activists. The local Mamaroneck Chamber of
Commerce has registered no opposition to this proposal.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: (Latimer) 10/14/11- referred
transportation 01/04/12- referred transportation

(Oppenheimer) 05/31/12- Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to New York State

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  2060

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the town of Mamaroneck and the village
  of Mamaroneck to designate a portion of New York Route 1 as  a  school
  zone

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions  of  the  highway  law,  the
vehicle  and  traffic law or any other laws to the contrary, the town of
Mamaroneck and the village of Mamaroneck are hereby authorized to desig-
nate a school speed zone on West Boston Post Road  (New  York  Route  1)
with  a  posted  speed limit of 20 miles per hour, effective school days
between 7 AM and 5 PM, to be located between Winthrop Avenue in the town
of Mamaroneck and the entrance of Mamaroneck Town Hall, 740 West  Boston
Post Road, in the village of Mamaroneck.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05132-01-3

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