senate Bill S7740A

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, county of Nassau to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 05 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7740A

Summary

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9969A
Versions:
S7740
S7740A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1643, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7740A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to speed limits in the village of East Hills, town of North
Hempstead, county of Nassau

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the village of East Hills to lower the speed limit on
village roads by five miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law to
allow the village of East Hills to lower the speed limit to not less
than twenty-five miles per hour on village roads.

Section two sets the effective date

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning
speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that 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.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Incorporated Village of East Hills has 7,200 residents. Within the
last 3 years, the community has changed to include families with young
children, many of whom travel to school on village roads. At the
present time, the speed limit is too generous and needs to be
curtailed to 25 miles per hour in order to protect families and
children,. Throughout the community of East Hills, we now have
excessive speeding and we need to lower the speed limit with the
expectation that motorists will respect the new limits and be more
receptive to driving slower and more vigilantly as pedestrian safety
is of the utmost importance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7740--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits
  in the village of East Hills,  town  of  North  Hempstead,  county  of
  Nassau

  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 412 of the laws of 2012, 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.
                                                           LBD15477-02-4

S. 7740--A                          2

and Taft avenue; EXCEPT THAT IN THE VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS, TOWN OF NORTH
HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT NOT LESS
THAN TWENTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR ON VILLAGE ROADS IN THE VILLAGE OF  EAST
HILLS.    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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