senate Bill S1356

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2014 1st report cal.291
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 13, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 06, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 05, 2013 1st report cal.160
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation


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S1356 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S547, A3481
2009-2010: S293, A11086, A3587

S1356 - 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.

S1356 - Sponsor Memo

S1356 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. LITTLE, LARKIN, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-

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-

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


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