senate Bill S7031

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes an increase in the maximum speed limit for travel on certain roadways

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Apr 21, 2014 referred to transportation

S7031 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8225
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1180-a, V & T L

S7031 - Summary

Authorizes an increase in the maximum speed limit for travel on certain roadways.

S7031 - Sponsor Memo

S7031 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7031

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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  authorizing
  an increase in the maximum speed limit for travel on certain roadways

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

  Section 1. Section 1180-a of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
by chapter 464 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1180-a. Maximum speed limits. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision
of  law,  no  city,  village,  town, county, public authority, division,
office or department of the state shall maintain or create (a) any speed
limit in excess of fifty-five miles per hour on any road, highway, park-
way or bridge or (b) any speed limit on any other portion  of  a  public
highway,  which  is not uniformly applicable to all types of motor vehi-
cles using such portion of  highway,  if  on  November  first,  nineteen
hundred  seventy-three,  such portion of highway had a speed limit which
was uniformly applicable to  all  types  of  motor  vehicles  using  it;
provided however, a lower speed limit may be established for any vehicle
operating  under  a special permit because of any weight or dimension of
such vehicle, including any load  thereon,  and  (c)  provided  further,
paragraph  (b)  of  this subdivision shall not apply to any portion of a
highway during such time that the condition of the highway, weather,  an
accident, or other condition creates a temporary hazard to the safety of
traffic  on  such portion of a highway. However, the commissioner of the
department of transportation may establish a maximum speed limit [of not
more than sixty-five miles per hour] on any state  roadway  which  meets
department  criteria  for  such  maximum  speed  IN  ACCORDANCE WITH THE
FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:  (I) SEVENTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR ON ANY INTERSTATE
HIGHWAY; (II) SIXTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR FOR ALL OR PART OF HIGHWAYS THAT
ARE DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, HAVE AT LEAST FOUR LANES  OF  TRAFFIC,
AND   HAVE   A  SEPARATION  BETWEEN  THE  ROADWAYS  MOVING  IN  OPPOSITE
DIRECTIONS; AND (III) FIFTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR FOR ALL OTHER  HIGHWAYS,
ROADS, AND STREETS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11889-02-3

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