senate Bill S3080

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of Hempstead to establish a speed limit of less than 30 miles per hour on certain highways in the community of Lido Beach

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 signed chap.405
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
ordered to third reading rules cal.510
substituted for a2955
Jun 12, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jan 18, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 10, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2012 1st report cal.25
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.947
Feb 08, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 9, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S3080
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S3080
18
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committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3080 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2955
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1662-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5788A, A8995

S3080 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed limit of less than 30 miles per hour on certain highways in the community of Lido Beach.

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BILL NUMBER:S3080

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing the
town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed limit
of less than thirty miles an hour for certain highways within the
community of Lido Beach

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1662-a to permit
the establishment of 15 m.p.h. speed zones on
certain streets and in front of school buildings in Lido Beach,
New York.

EXISTING LAW:
Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1662-a already contains
provisions identical to the proposed amendment which apply to Point
Lookout, New York, the community adjacent to Lido Beach.

JUSTIFICATION:
The proposed bill is justified for the following three
reasons:

1. The area of Lido Beach affected by the bill is a residential
enclave front in a beach park. Six of the sixteen streets named in
the bill provide beach access. The safety of pedestrian beach goers
would be enhanced by lower speed limits.

2. Ten of the named streets are dead end streets. The 15 m.p.h. limit
would help safety by slowing down drivers not familiar with the area
who enter this portion of Lido Beach expecting to find through streets.

3. Point Lookout which is next to Lido Beach already has a 15 m.p.h.
speed limit. The proposed amendment would make uniform the speed
limits for almost all of the residential area east of the Long Beach
city line.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010 S.5788A/A.8995 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  3080

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 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  authorizing
  the  town  of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed
  limit of less than thirty miles an hour for  certain  highways  within
  the community of Lido Beach

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

  Section 1. Section 1662-a of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1662-a. Speed limits in certain towns. The town board of any subur-
ban town governed pursuant to article three-A of the town  law  and  the
town  board  of any other town having a population exceeding fifty thou-
sand, with respect to highways (which term  for  the  purposes  of  this
section  shall  include private roads open to public motor vehicle traf-
fic) in such towns outside any village, other than state highways  main-
tained by the state on which the department of transportation shall have
established  higher  or lower speed limits than the statutory 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 towns 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  regu-
lation  establish  maximum  speed  limits  at which vehicles may proceed
within such towns, within designated areas of such towns or on or  along
designated  highways  within  such towns lower than the fifty-five miles
per hour  maximum  statutory  limit.  No  such  speed  limit  applicable
throughout  such towns or within designated areas of such towns shall be
established at less than thirty miles per hour, except that in the  town
of  Hempstead  speed  limits may be established at not less than fifteen

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04203-01-1

S. 3080                             2

miles per hour on any portion of a highway in  the  community  known  as
Point Lookout AND ON ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS IN THE
COMMUNITY  KNOWN  AS  LIDO BEACH: OCEAN BOULEVARD, ALLEVARD STREET, BATH
STREET,  BUXTON  STREET,  CHELTENHAM STREET, PINEHURST STREET, HARROGATE
STREET, MATLOCK STREET, NANTWICK STREET, BIARRITZ STREET, ROYAT  STREET,
LUCHON  STREET,  WOODHAIL  STREET,  LEAMINGTON  STREET, SARATOGA STREET,
KENSINGTON STREET, AND PRESCOTT STREET; provided, however, that no  such
speed  limit  in  such  town may be established unless a majority of the
residents of EACH such community file a petition with the town board  of
such town requesting such speed limit. No such speed limit applicable on
or  along  designated highways within such towns 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 further that in the town of Hempstead speed
limits may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour on any
portion of a highway in the [community] COMMUNITIES known as Point Look-
out AND LIDO BEACH; provided, however, that no such speed limit in  such
town  may be established unless a majority of the residents of EACH such
community file a petition with the town board of  such  town  requesting
such speed limit.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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