senate Bill S6897A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for establishment of school speed limits by county legislative body

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Oct 25, 2017 print number 6897a
Oct 25, 2017 amend and recommit to rules
Oct 02, 2017 referred to rules

S6897 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1620 & 1622, V & T L

S6897 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the establishment of school speed limits of not less than fifteen miles per hour by the legislative body of any county or, if so delegated, by the legislative body of any locality within said county on a portion of a state highway, county or town road passing a school building.

S6897 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6897 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6897

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 school speed
  limits

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1620 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (a)  The  department  of transportation with respect to state highways
maintained by the state outside of cities having a population in  excess
of  one million, and highways on Indian reservations, may by order, rule
or regulation establish higher or lower maximum speed  limits  at  which
vehicles may proceed on or along such highways than the fifty-five miles
per  hour  statutory  maximum  speed  limit. 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 BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OR BY THE LEGISLATIVE
BODY OF ANY COUNTY OR, IF SO DELEGATED BY SUCH COUNTY LEGISLATIVE  BODY,
BY  THE  LEGISLATIVE BODY OF ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SCHOOL DISTRICT LOCATED
WITHIN SAID COUNTY, 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. Absence of signs installed
pursuant to this section shall be presumptive evidence that the  depart-
ment  of transportation has not established a higher maximum speed limit
than the fifty-five miles per hour statutory limit.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08122-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1620 & 1622, V & T L

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the establishment of school speed limits of not less than fifteen miles per hour by the legislative body of any county or, if so delegated, by the legislative body of any locality within said county on a portion of a state highway, county or town road passing a school building.

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6897A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6897--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to school speed
  limits

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 1620 of the vehicle and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
  (a) The department of transportation with respect  to  state  highways
maintained  by the state outside of cities having a population in excess
of one million, and highways on Indian reservations, may by order,  rule
or  regulation  establish  higher or lower maximum speed limits at which
vehicles may proceed on or along such highways than the fifty-five miles
per hour statutory maximum speed limit.  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 BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OR BY THE LEGISLATIVE
BODY  OF ANY COUNTY OR, IF SO DELEGATED BY SUCH COUNTY LEGISLATIVE BODY,
BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF ANY MUNICIPALITY LOCATED WITHIN SAID  COUNTY,
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  abut-
ting on the highway. Absence of signs installed pursuant to this section
shall  be presumptive evidence that the department of transportation has
not established a higher maximum speed limit than the  fifty-five  miles
per hour statutory limit.
  §  2. Subdivision 1 of section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law, is
amended by chapter 563 of the laws  of  2002,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

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

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