senate Bill S6651

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to speed limits in cities having a population of one million or more people

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Feb 21, 2014 referred to transportation

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S6651 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1643, V & T L

S6651 - Summary

Relates to speed limits in cities having a population of one million or more people.

S6651 - Sponsor Memo

S6651 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6651

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  minimum
  speed  limits  in  cities  having  a population of one million or more
  people

  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  A  CITY
WITH  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE MILLION OR MORE, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTAB-
LISHED AT NOT LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR AND 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
highways  in  such  city:  Cleveland  avenue,  Harding  avenue, Mitchell
avenue, Belmont avenue, Atlantic avenue, Coolidge avenue, Wilson  avenue

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

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