|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 07, 2012||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Feb 06, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 31, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 30, 2012||1st report cal.136|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 16, 2011||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 16, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|May 11, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|May 10, 2011||1st report cal.600|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S547
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S547 - Details
S547 - 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.
S547 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S547 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing speed limits in towns PURPOSE: To permit towns to set speed limits on all local roads under their jurisdiction. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend section 1622 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to authorize towns to establish maximum speed limits on all town highways that are functionally classified as "local roads," within limits and standards set forth in the bill. The bill would require towns electing to set maximum speed limits to do so on all local roads under their jurisdiction in accordance with engineering specifications and other factors applicable to speed limits, set forth in the New York State manual and specifications for a uniform system of traffic control devices, certified by a licensed professional engineer specializing in traffic operations. For towns which do not opt to set speed limits, the bill would retain the State Department of Transportation's jurisdiction to set maximum speed limits on all such roads, at the request of the applicable town board.
S547 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 547 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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