senate Bill S4673A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Apr 28, 2014 amended on third reading 4673a
Jan 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2014 1st report cal.42
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1054
Apr 17, 2013 referred to local government

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Jan 23, 2014 - Local Government committee Vote

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Absent
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Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2014

Jun 4, 2013 - Local Government committee Vote

S4673
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

Bill Amendments

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S4673 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Niagara Falls, City of
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6120, A9094

S4673 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls to 25 miles per hour.

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BILL NUMBER:S4673

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to authorizing the city of Niagara
Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown
Niagara Falls

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed limit in
downtown Niagara Falls by five miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one empowers the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed
limit to not less than twenty-five miles per hour in downtown Niagara
Falls.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning
speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that no such
speed limit applicable throughout such city or village or within
designated areas of such city or village shall be established at less
than thirty miles per hour.

JUSTIFICATION:

The USA Niagara Development Corporation and the City of Niagara Falls
have collaborated on a number of projects to attract new investment in
downtown Niagara Falls and make the area more pedestrian- and bicycle
friendly. One such project is to create a "wayfinding" system
involving a number of new vehicular directional signs to help
"trailblaze" visitors to various points of interest and services
downtown.

This legislation would help make a "wayfinding" system possible for
downtown Niagara Falls because it would allow new roadway signs to
comply with federal regulations. The Federal Highway Administrations
(FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic control Devices (MTCD) permits "urban
wayfinding systems" with a 4-inch cap height for letters on signs
located on "urban streets where the speed limit is no more than 25
MPH". This size of lettering would be ideal for the new "wayfinding"
system in downtown Niagara Falls.

The reduced speed limit would have additional benefits. Within the
proposed area speed limit zone, the slower speed limit is anticipated
to better correspond to existing operating speeds there as well as to
facilitate greater pedestrian and bicycle safety.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012 A9094- Referred to Transportation Committee; S.6120 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to New York 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4673

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT relating to authorizing the city  of  Niagara  Falls,  county  of
  Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls

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

  Section 1.  Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or  code
to  the  contrary,  the  city of Niagara Falls, Niagara county is hereby
authorized and empowered to lower the speed limit to not less than twen-
ty-five miles per hour in downtown Niagara Falls, Niagara county.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02351-01-3

S4673A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Niagara Falls, City of
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6120, A9094

S4673A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls to 25 miles per hour.

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BILL NUMBER:S4673A

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to authorizing the city of Niagara
Falls, county of Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown
Niagara Falls

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed limit in
downtown Niagara Falls by five miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one empowers the city of Niagara Falls to lower the speed
limit to not less than twenty-five miles per hour in downtown Niagara
Falls.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning
speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that no such
speed limit applicable throughout such city or village or within
designated areas of such city or village shall be established at less
than thirty miles per hour.

JUSTIFICATION:

The USA Niagara Development Corporation and the City of Niagara Falls
have collaborated on a number of projects to attract new investment in
downtown Niagara Falls and make the area more pedestrian- and bicycle
friendly. One such project is to create a "wayfinding" system
involving a number of new vehicular directional signs to help
"trailblaze" visitors to various points of interest and services
downtown.

This legislation would help make a "wayfinding" system possible for
downtown Niagara Falls because it would allow new roadway signs to
comply with federal regulations. The Federal Highway Administrations
(FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic control Devices (MTCD) permits "urban
wayfinding systems" with a 4-inch cap height for letters on signs
located on "urban streets where the speed limit is no more than 25
MPH". This size of lettering would be ideal for the new "wayfinding"
system in downtown Niagara Falls.

The reduced speed limit would have additional benefits. Within the
proposed area speed limit zone, the slower speed limit is anticipated
to better correspond to existing operating speeds there as well as to
facilitate greater pedestrian and bicycle safety.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012 A9094- Referred to Transportation Committee; S.6120 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to New York 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4673--A
    Cal. No. 42

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  relating  to  authorizing  the city of Niagara Falls, county of
  Niagara, to reduce the speed limit in downtown Niagara Falls

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or code
to the contrary, the city of Niagara Falls,  Niagara  county  is  hereby
authorized and empowered to lower the speed limit to not less than twen-
ty-five  miles  per hour in downtown Niagara Falls, Niagara county.  For
the purposes of this section, the term "downtown Niagara Falls,  Niagara
County" shall mean the land area described as follows:
  COMMENCING in the city of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York;
  The  TRUE  POINT  OF  BEGINNING  is  the  point of intersection of the
Westerly right of way of John B. Daly Boulevard and the Southerly  right
of way of Buffalo Avenue;
  THENCE,  leaving  westerly along the Southerly right of way of Buffalo
Avenue, proceeding until its intersection  with  the  easterly  edge  of
Riverside Drive;
  THENCE, leaving southerly and westerly along the Boundary of Riverside
Drive until its intersection with the Westerly boundary of Holly Place;
  THENCE,  leaving  westerly  along the line of land appropriated by and
for the People of the State of New York in 1885, now  known  as  Niagara
Falls  State  Park,  then  following said property boundary westerly and
northerly, proceeding until its intersection with the Northerly right of
way of Niagara Street;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02351-02-4

S. 4673--A                          2

  THENCE, leaving easterly along the right of  way  of  Niagara  Street,
proceeding  until  its  intersection  with  the Westerly right of way of
Rainbow Boulevard;
  THENCE,  leaving  northerly along the Westerly right of way of Rainbow
Boulevard, proceeding until its intersection with the Northerly right of
way of Main Street;
  THENCE, leaving northeasterly along the Northerly right of way of Main
Street, proceeding until its intersection with the Westerly right of way
of Whirlpool Street;
  THENCE, leaving northerly along the Westerly right of way of Whirlpool
Street, also abutting along the line of land appropriated by and for the
People of the State of New York, proceeding until its intersection  with
the Easterly right of way of Third Street;
  THENCE,  leaving  southerly  along  the Easterly right of way of Third
Street, proceeding until its intersection with the  Northerly  right  of
way of Pine Avenue;
  THENCE,  leaving  easterly  along  the  Northerly right of way of Pine
Avenue, proceeding until its intersection with the Easterly right of way
of Main Street;
  THENCE, leaving southwesterly along the Easterly right of way of  Main
Street, proceeding until its intersection with the Easterly right of way
of Fourth Street;
  THENCE,  leaving  southerly  along the Easterly right of way of Fourth
Street, proceeding until its intersection with the  Northerly  right  of
way of Niagara Street;
  THENCE,  leaving  easterly along the Northerly right of way of Niagara
Street, proceeding until its intersection with the Westerly right of way
of John B. Daly Boulevard;
  THENCE, leaving southerly along the Westerly right of way of  John  B.
Daly  Boulevard,  proceeding  until  its intersection with the Southerly
right of way of Buffalo Avenue, being also the POINT OF BEGINNING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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