senate Bill S736

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the department of environmental conservation to establish certain speed limits

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 06, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2013 1st report cal.133
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S736 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1701
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1630, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7644, A10673

S736 - Summary

Authorizes the department of environmental conservation to establish certain speed limits.

S736 - Sponsor Memo

S736 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   736

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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
  the department of  environmental  conservation  to  establish  certain
  speed limits

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 1630 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
  5. Establishment of maximum and minimum speed limits at which vehicles
may proceed on or along such highways. No such maximum speed limit 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 that, with respect to bridge
and elevated structures that are a part of any  such  highway,  a  lower
maximum  speed  limit  may  be established if it is determined that such
lower maximum speed limit is the maximum speed limit which may be  main-
tained without structural damage to such bridge or structure, and except
that,  with  respect to any highway under the jurisdiction of the office
of parks, recreation and historic preservation, other than a parkway  as
defined  in  subdivision  seventeen of section 1.03 of the parks, recre-
ation and historic preservation law, the department of  agriculture  and
markets, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, or the industrial
exhibit  authority, a maximum speed limit of not less than ten miles per
hour may be established on any portion thereof, if it is determined that
such lower maximum speed limit is necessary to assure the safety of  the
public, and except that, with respect to any highway having toll plazas,
a maximum speed limit of not less than five miles per hour may be estab-
lished for passage through such toll plazas.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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