senate Bill S2585A

Authorizes the town of North Salem, in the county of Westchester, to establish maximum speed limits on town highways at less than the statutory limits

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 22 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 22 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 22 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2585A
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN

Summary

Authorizes the town of New Salem, in the county of Westchester, to establish maximum speed limits on town highways at less than the statutory limits.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6242
Versions:
S2585
S2585A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1662-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6833, S6833

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2585A REVISED 3/14/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to authorizing the town of North Salem, in the county of
Westchester, to regulate speed limits on town highways

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the Town of North Salem,
County of Westchester, to control the speed limits on town highways.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 1662-a of
the vehicle and traffic law to provide that the town board of North
Salem may establish speed limits on town highways in such town, other
than state or county highways maintained by the state or county
department of transportation. No such speed limit shall be established
at less than 25 per hour, except for school zone speed limits, which
may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour.

JUSTIFICATION: The town of North Salem is surrounded by communities
that at the local level are able to control their own local speed
limits: the Town of Somers to the west; the Town of Lewisboro to the
south; and municipalities in the State of Connecticut to the east. The
Town of North Salem has in places, unpaved roads where 30 mph speed
limits (the state mandated speed limit) may not be safe, especially as
the same roads when they hit the Connecticut border only allow cars to
drive 25 mph.

The purpose of this legislation is to provide the Town of North Salem
the authority to lower speed limits at their discretion on town roads.
Town officials are familiar with local roads, conditions, and safety
concerns, of their citizens, and are thus well-positioned to set speed
limits on town roads.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 (S6833): Ordered to third reading
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

IMPACT ON REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS: Non

EFFECT ON FINES, TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT, OR OTHER PENAL SANCTIONS: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2585--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  town  of  North  Salem, in the county of Westchester, to regulate
  speed limits on town highways

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

  Section  1. The opening paragraph of section 1662-a of the vehicle and
traffic law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is added
to read as follows:
  2. THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NORTH SALEM, IN THE COUNTY  OF  WEST-
CHESTER,  MAY BY LOCAL LAW ESTABLISH MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS AT WHICH VEHI-
CLES MAY PROCEED ON OR ALONG TOWN HIGHWAYS  IN  SUCH  TOWN,  OTHER  THAN
STATE OR COUNTY HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE OR COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION, LOWER THAN THE FIFTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR STATUTORY MAXI-
MUM SPEED LIMIT.  NO SUCH SPEED LIMIT APPLICABLE ON OR ALONG SUCH DESIG-
NATED  HIGHWAYS WITHIN SUCH TOWN SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AT LESS THAN TWEN-
TY-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.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07160-03-3

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