|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 09, 2014||signed chap.248|
|Aug 08, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 19, 2014||returned to assembly|
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1657
substituted for s7892
|Jun 19, 2014||substituted by a10144|
ordered to third reading cal.1657
|Jun 16, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7892Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10144 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7892 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §1642, V & T L
S7892 - Summary
Authorizes the city of New York to establish reduced speed limits throughout the city and on certain designated highways.
S7892 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7892 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits PURPOSE: This legislation would allow a city with over one million residents to establish speed limits of 25 MPH after a period of public comment,. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1642 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to give a city over one million residents the ability to set a speed limit of 25 MPH on streets that are not part of the State highway system. The city must provide local community boards with the opportunity to comment. Section 2 amends section 1642 of the vehicle and traffic law to estab- lish that starting in 2015 and then biannually thereafter the City must produce a public report to the Governor, the leaders of the Legislature which it would post online reporting on what street calming measures and lower speed limits were implemented and the effects these measures have had on the number and severity of accidents on those streets. Section 3 establishes an effective date of 90 days. JUSTIFICATION: Mayor de Blasio recently released a detailed report
S7892 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7892 I N S E N A T E June 16, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, 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. 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. (A) 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- MENT OF 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-FIVE MILES PER HOUR, EXCEPT THAT SCHOOL SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT NO LESS THAN FIFTEEN MILES PER HOUR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED FORTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE. (B) A CITY SHALL NOT LOWER A SPEED LIMIT BY MORE THAN FIVE MILES PER HOUR PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH UNLESS SUCH CITY PROVIDES WRITTEN NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD OR COMMUNITY BOARDS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE AREA IN WHICH THE LOWER SPEED LIMIT SHALL APPLY. SUCH NOTICE MAY BE PROVIDED BY ELECTRONIC MAIL AND SHALL BE PROVIDED SIXTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH LOWER SPEED LIMIT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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