senate Bill S6833

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of North Salem, in the county of Westchester, to establish maximum speed limits on town highways at less than the statutory limits

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 recommitted to rules
ordered to third reading cal.1468
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 28, 2012 referred to transportation

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Jun 21, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

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S6833 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1662-a, V & T L

S6833 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of New Salem, in the county of Westchester, to establish maximum speed limits on town highways at less than the statutory limits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6833

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to
authorizing the town of North Salem, in the county of Westchester, to
regulate speed limits on town highways

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Provides for the Town of North Salem, County of Westchester, to
control the speed limits on town highways.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: The first undesignated paragraph of section 1662-a of the
Vehicle and Traffic Law is designated subdivision 1 and a new
subdivision 2 is added to provide that the town board of North Salem
may establish speed limits on town highways in such town, other than
state or county highways maintained by the state or county department
of transportation. No such speed limit shall be established at less
than twenty-five miles per hour, except for school zone speed limits,
which may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour.

JUSTIFICATION:

The purpose of this legislation is to provide the Town of North Salem
the authority to lower speed limits at their discretion on town roads.
Town officials are familiar with local roads, conditions, and safety
concerns of their citizens, and are thus well-positioned to set speed
limits on town roads.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6833

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  North  Salem, in the county of Westchester, to regulate
  speed limits on town highways

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

  Section  1. The opening paragraph of section 1662-a of the vehicle and
traffic law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2 is added
to read as follows:
  2. THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NORTH SALEM, IN THE COUNTY  OF  WEST-
CHESTER,  MAY BY LOCAL LAW ESTABLISH MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS AT WHICH VEHI-
CLES MAY PROCEED ON OR ALONG TOWN HIGHWAYS  IN  SUCH  TOWN,  OTHER  THAN
STATE OR COUNTY HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE OR COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION, LOWER THAN THE FIFTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR STATUTORY MAXI-
MUM SPEED LIMIT.  NO SUCH SPEED LIMIT APPLICABLE ON OR ALONG SUCH DESIG-
NATED  HIGHWAYS WITHIN SUCH TOWN SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AT LESS THAN TWEN-
TY-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.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09131-02-2

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