senate Bill S3641A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Designates particular town roads as low-volume roads and sets new special standards for maintenance of such roads

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.548
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 01, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 28, 2011 amended on third reading (t) 3641a
Mar 24, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 23, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 22, 2011 1st report cal.255
Feb 28, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 18, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S3641A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 22, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S3641
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S3641 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6325
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205-c, Hway L; add §124, amd §1683, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3136, A10377B

S3641 - Summary

Permits the designation of low volume roads and minimum maintenance roads by town boards and enacts provisions relating to the maintenance, improvement and repair of such roads.

S3641 - Sponsor Memo

S3641 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3641

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN, LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  highway law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
  relation to the maintenance, improvement and repair of particular town
  roads

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

  Section  1.  Legislative purpose. The legislature hereby finds, deter-
mines and declares it necessary to assist local governments, particular-
ly town governments, having  collective  jurisdiction  over  eighty-five
percent of approximately one hundred thirteen thousand miles of roads in
this state and half of such towns expending at least fifty-seven percent
of  their fiscal budget on maintaining such roads, by establishing a new
special standard of road maintenance for particular  town  roads  desig-
nated  as  "low-volume  roads" which have not been previously abandoned.
This new standard shall, in turn, conserve the  fiscal  budget  of  such
local governments and shall preserve and promote the safety of motorists
and the traditional character of the small rural towns of this state.
  S 2. The highway law is amended by adding a new article 8-B to read as
follows:
                             ARTICLE VIII-B
                          TOWN LOW-VOLUME ROADS
SECTION 229-L. DEFINITIONS.
        229-M. LOCAL CLASSIFICATION.
        229-N. LOCAL  DESIGNATION  OF  MINIMUM MAINTENANCE ROADS; PUBLIC
                 HEARINGS.
        229-O. FINDINGS AND REVIEW.
        229-P. EFFECT OF MINIMUM MAINTENANCE CLASSIFICATION.
        229-Q. DISCONTINUANCE OF MINIMUM MAINTENANCE DESIGNATION.
        229-R. FINANCING IMPROVEMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05971-01-1

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S3641A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6325
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205-c, Hway L; add §124, amd §1683, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3136, A10377B

S3641A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits the designation of low volume roads and minimum maintenance roads by town boards and enacts provisions relating to the maintenance, improvement and repair of such roads.

S3641A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3641A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3641--A
    Cal. No. 255

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN, LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  highway law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
  relation to the maintenance, improvement and repair  of  certain  town
  highways

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

  Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section 205-c to
read as follows:
  S 205-C. LOW VOLUME ROADS. 1. WHEN USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS OTHER-
WISE EXPRESSLY STATED, OR UNLESS THE CONTEXT OR SUBJECT MATTER OTHERWISE
REQUIRES, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "LOW-VOLUME ROAD" SHALL MEAN A  TOWN  HIGHWAY  OR  PORTION  THEREOF
LOCATED  IN A TOWN, WHEN SUCH HIGHWAY HAS AN AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC COUNT
OF LESS THAN FOUR HUNDRED MOTOR VEHICLES PER DAY. SUCH  TERM  SHALL  NOT
APPLY  TO  ANY  HIGHWAY  OR ROAD OR PORTION THEREOF WHICH HAS PREVIOUSLY
BEEN ABANDONED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  FIVE
OF  THIS  ARTICLE  BECAUSE  IT SHALL NOT HAVE BEEN USED OR TRAVELED AS A
HIGHWAY FOR SIX YEARS. LOW VOLUME ROADS MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) "LOW-VOLUME COLLECTOR ROAD" SHALL  MEAN  A  LOW-VOLUME  ROAD  THAT
COLLECTS  TRAFFIC  FROM  ANY  OTHER  CLASSIFICATION AND CHANNELS IT TO A
HIGHER LEVEL ROAD, SUCH AS A STATE HIGHWAY, ARTERIAL OR INTERSTATE HIGH-
WAY.
  (II) "RESIDENTIAL ACCESS ROAD"  SHALL  MEAN  A  LOW-VOLUME  ROAD  THAT
PROVIDES  ACCESS  TO  RESIDENCES.   THE TRAFFIC GENERATED DEPENDS ON THE
NUMBER OF RESIDENCES. ALL YEAR ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND  SCHOOL
BUSES MUST BE PROVIDED.
  (III)  "RESOURCE/INDUSTRIAL  ACCESS ROAD" SHALL MEAN A LOW-VOLUME ROAD
THAT PROVIDES ACCESS TO FORESTS  OR  INDUSTRIAL  OR  MINING  OPERATIONS.

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