senate Bill S278

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires department of transportation to defer to town board requests for speed limit, signage and signal changes where safety is at issue

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
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S278 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8411
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1620, 1621 & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1507, A1331
2009-2010: S1151, A10606, A3503

S278 - Summary

Requires department of transportation to defer to town board requests for speed limit, signage and signal changes on state highway, county road and town highways where public safety nexus exists.

S278 - Sponsor Memo

S278 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   278

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LARKIN, BONACIC -- 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 giving local
  town boards the discretion to change speed limits for safety

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

  Section  1.  Section 1620 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
  (D) THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL DEFER TO REQUESTS FOR SPEED
LIMIT CHANGES BY THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN OR TOWNS AFFECTED WITH RESPECT
TO STATE HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE IN SUCH TOWN OR TOWNS  OUTSIDE
OF  CITIES  OR  VILLAGES, WHERE A REASONABLE NEXUS BETWEEN PUBLIC SAFETY
AND SUCH REQUEST FOR A CHANGE IN SPEED LIMIT EXISTS.
  S 2. Section 1621 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  DEFER TO REQUESTS FOR
SIGNAGE AND SIGNAL CHANGES BY THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN OR TOWNS AFFECTED
WITH RESPECT TO STATE HIGHWAYS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE IN SUCH  TOWN  OR
TOWNS  OUTSIDE  OF  CITIES OR VILLAGES, WHERE A REASONABLE NEXUS BETWEEN
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SUCH REQUEST FOR  A  CHANGE  IN  SIGNAGE  AND  SIGNALS
EXISTS.
  S  3. Section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  OTHER  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  IF  ANY
REASONABLE NEXUS EXISTS BETWEEN PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE REQUEST BY A COUN-
TY  SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS OF A COUNTY OR A TOWN BOARD, FOR A CHANGE
IN SPEED LIMIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF  TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  DEFER  TO  THE
COUNTY  SUPERINTENDENT  OF  HIGHWAYS' OR TOWN BOARD'S REQUEST IN SETTING
THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE COUNTY ROADS AND TOWN HIGHWAYS IN  SUCH  TOWN  OR
TOWNS OUTSIDE OF CITIES OR VILLAGES.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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