senate Bill S6496B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to establish speed limits throughout the city at not less than twenty-five miles per hour and at not less than twenty miles per hour on certain designated highways

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May 14, 2014 print number 6496b
amend (t) and recommit to cities
Mar 04, 2014 print number 6496a
amend (t) and recommit to cities
Jan 29, 2014 referred to cities

Bill Amendments

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S6496 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8478B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643 & 1642, V & T L; amd §19-177, NYC Ad Cd

S6496 - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to establish speed limits throughout the city at not less than twenty-five miles per hour and not less than twenty miles per hour on or along certain designated highways.

S6496 - Sponsor Memo

S6496 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6496

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to reducing the speed limit in the city of New York to twenty
  miles per hour

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-177 of the administrative  code
of  the  city of New York, as added by local law number 6 of the city of
New York for the year 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  a. The official speed limit for a vehicle in  the  city  of  New  York
shall  be  [thirty]  TWENTY miles per hour except where THE CITY COUNCIL
DETERMINES A DIFFERENT SPEED LIMIT IS APPROPRIATE AND an  official  sign
indicates that a different speed limit is in effect.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13595-01-4

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S6496A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8478B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643 & 1642, V & T L; amd §19-177, NYC Ad Cd

S6496A - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to establish speed limits throughout the city at not less than twenty-five miles per hour and not less than twenty miles per hour on or along certain designated highways.

S6496A - Sponsor Memo

S6496A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6496--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Cities  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative  code
  of  the  city  of New York, in relation to reducing the speed limit in
  the city of New York to twenty miles per hour

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  26  of  subdivision (a) of section 1642 of the
vehicle and traffic law is renumbered paragraph 27 and a  new  paragraph
26 is added to read as follows:
  26.  WITH  RESPECT  TO  HIGHWAYS  (WHICH TERM FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
PARAGRAPH SHALL INCLUDE PRIVATE ROADS OPEN TO PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE TRAF-
FIC) IN SUCH CITY, 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
CITY 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,  ESTABLISH
MAXIMUM  SPEED  LIMITS AT WHICH VEHICLES MAY PROCEED WITHIN SUCH CITY OR
WITHIN DESIGNATED AREAS OF SUCH CITY HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE FIFTY-FIVE
MILES PER HOUR MAXIMUM STATUTORY LIMIT. NO SUCH SPEED  LIMIT  APPLICABLE
THROUGHOUT  SUCH  CITY  OR WITHIN DESIGNATED AREAS OF SUCH CITY SHALL BE
ESTABLISHED AT LESS THAN TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  S 2. Paragraph 27 of subdivision (a) of section 1642  of  the  vehicle
and  traffic  law,  as  added  by chapter 499 of the laws of 1999 and as
renumbered by section one of this act, is amended to read as follows:
  27. (a) Establishment of  maximum  speed  limits  below  [twenty-five]
TWENTY  miles  per  hour at which motor vehicles may proceed on or along
designated highways within such city for the explicit purpose of  imple-
menting  traffic  calming  measures  as  such  term  is  defined herein;

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

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S6496B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8478B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643 & 1642, V & T L; amd §19-177, NYC Ad Cd

S6496B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to establish speed limits throughout the city at not less than twenty-five miles per hour and not less than twenty miles per hour on or along certain designated highways.

S6496B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6496B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6496--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, HOYLMAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, KRUEGER,
  LATIMER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Cities  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative code
  of the city of New York, in relation to speed limits

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

  Section  1. Section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 412 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1643. Speed limits on highways in cities and villages. The  legisla-
tive  body  of  any city or village with respect to highways (which term
for the purposes of this section shall include  private  roads  open  to
public  motor vehicle traffic) in such city or village, other than state
highways maintained by the state on which the department of  transporta-
tion shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statu-
tory  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 city or village 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 regulation establish maximum speed limits at which  vehi-
cles may proceed within such city or village, within designated areas of
such city or village or on or along designated highways within such city
or  village  higher  or lower than the fifty-five miles per hour maximum
statutory limit. 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; except that in the  city
of  Long Beach, in the county of Nassau, speed limits may be established
at not less than fifteen miles per hour on any portion of the  following

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

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