senate Bill S7892

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to establish reduced speed limits throughout the city and on certain designated highways

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10144 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 09, 2014 signed chap.248
Aug 08, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

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S7892 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10144
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

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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