senate Bill S3992

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the speed limits in certain towns

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 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.296
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to transportation
May 29, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.687
Mar 04, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 18, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

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May 21, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S3992
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Absent
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S3992 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4849
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1662-a, V & T L

S3992 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the speed limits in certain towns.

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BILL NUMBER:S3992

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to speed limits in certain towns

PURPOSE:

This bill would allow town boards in towns of more than 25,000 the
ability to set speed limits on their own town roads and highways.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1662-a of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to reduce the
population size of a town authorized to adjust speed limits on town
roads and highways to 25,000.

EXISTING LAW:

A town with a population exceeding 50,000 has the authority to adjust
speed limits on town roads and highways. Towns with populations under
50,000 must request an adjustment and receive approval from the New
York State Department of Transportation before a speed limit can be
changed.

JUSTIFICATION:

Under current law, a town with a population of less than 50,000 must
submit a request to the New York State Department of Transportation to
adjust the speed limit on a town road or highway. This process is time
consuming and requires a commitment of resources from the New York
State Department of Transportation. This bill would reduce the
threshold to towns with a population of at least 25,000, giving
smaller towns the same authority over their own roads as larger ones.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3992

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 speed limits
  in certain towns

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

  Section  1.  Section 1662-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended
by chapter 405 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1662-a. Speed limits in certain towns. The town board of any  subur-
ban  town  governed  pursuant to article three-A of the town law and the
town board of any other town having a population exceeding [fifty] TWEN-
TY-FIVE thousand, with respect to highways (which term for the  purposes
of this section shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle
traffic)  in  such  towns outside any village, other than state highways
maintained by the state on which the department of transportation  shall
have  established higher or lower speed limits than the statutory fifty-
five miles per hour speed limit as provided in section  sixteen  hundred
twenty of this title, or on which the department of transportation shall
have  designated  that  such towns shall not establish any maximum speed
limit as provided in section sixteen hundred twenty-four of this  title,
subject  to  the  limitations imposed by section sixteen hundred eighty-
four of this title may by local law, ordinance,  order,  rule  or  regu-
lation  establish  maximum  speed  limits  at which vehicles may proceed
within such towns, within designated areas of such towns or on or  along
designated  highways  within  such towns lower than the fifty-five miles
per hour  maximum  statutory  limit.  No  such  speed  limit  applicable
throughout  such towns or within designated areas of such towns shall be
established at less than thirty miles per hour, except that in the  town
of  Hempstead  speed  limits may be established at not less than fifteen
miles per hour on any portion of a highway in  the  community  known  as
Point Lookout and on all or any portion of the following highways in the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02128-01-3

S. 3992                             2

community  known  as  Lido Beach: Ocean Boulevard, Allevard Street, Bath
Street, Buxton Street, Cheltenham Street,  Pinehurst  Street,  Harrogate
Street,  Matlock Street, Nantwick Street, Biarritz Street, Royat Street,
Luchon  Street,  Woodhail  Street,  Leamington  Street, Saratoga Street,
Kensington Street, and Prescott Street; provided, however, that no  such
speed  limit  in  such  town may be established unless a majority of the
residents of each such community file a petition with the town board  of
such town requesting such speed limit. No such speed limit applicable on
or  along  designated highways within such towns 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, and except further that in the town of Hempstead speed
limits may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour on any
portion of a highway in the communities known as Point Lookout and  Lido
Beach;  provided,  however, that no such speed limit in such town may be
established unless a majority of the residents of  each  such  community
file  a  petition with the town board of such town requesting such speed
limit.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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