senate Bill S293

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that the town board of certain towns may establish maximum speed limits on certain town highways

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2010 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2010 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2010 1st report cal.538
Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2009 referred to transportation


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May 11, 2010 - Transportation committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 11, 2010

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S293 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S547, A3481
2013-2014: S1356, A6089
2015-2016: S1216
2017-2018: S389
2019-2020: S1941
2021-2022: S5182

S293 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the town board of any town, exclusive of suburban towns and towns having a population exceeding fifty thousand, may by local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits on town highways which have been classified by the department of transportation as local roads and which are outside of villages.

S293 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S293 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 7, 2009

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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 establishing
  speed limits in towns


  Section  1. Section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 420 of the laws of 1968, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 563
of the laws of 2002, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 83 of the  laws
of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1622. Speed  limits  on  county  roads  and  town highways.   1. The
department of transportation upon the request of the county  superinten-
dent  of  highways  of  a county and the town board of the town or towns
affected with respect to county roads and town highways in such town  or
towns outside of cities or villages, may by order, rule or regulation:
  [1.]  (A) Establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed
on or along such highways higher or lower than the fifty-five miles  per
hour  statutory  maximum speed limit. No such limit 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.
  [2.] (B) Establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may  proceed
on  or  along  all such highways lying within an area or areas as desig-
nated by a description of the boundaries of such area or areas submitted
by the county superintendent of highways of a county and the town  board
of the town or towns affected lower than fifty-five miles per hour stat-
utory  maximum  speed  limit. No such limit shall be established at less
than thirty miles per hour.

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


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