assembly Bill A8599

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes cities, villages and towns to reduce the speed limit to twenty-five miles per hour

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Sep 13, 2019 referred to transportation

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A8599 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7738
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643, 1662-a & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1007, S2021

A8599 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes cities, villages and towns to reduce the speed limit to twenty-five miles per hour.

A8599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8599

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
  cities, villages and towns to reduce the speed  limit  to  twenty-five
  miles per hour

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

  Section 1. Section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended  by
chapter 412 of the laws 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  §  1643. Speed limits on highways in cities and villages. The legisla-
tive body of any city or village with respect to  highways  (which  term
for  the  purposes  of  this section shall include private roads open to
public motor vehicle traffic) in such city or village, other than  state
highways  maintained by the state on which the department of transporta-
tion shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statu-
tory 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 or village 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 may by local  law,  ordinance,
order,  rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits at which vehi-
cles may proceed within such city or village, within designated areas of
such city or village or on or along designated highways within such city
or village higher or lower than the fifty-five miles  per  hour  maximum
statutory  limit. No such speed limit applicable throughout such city or
village or within designated areas of such  city  or  village  shall  be
established  at  less  than  thirty  miles per hour; except that (I) THE
LEGISLATIVE BODY OF ANY CITY OR VILLAGE MAY  BY  LOCAL  LAW,  ORDINANCE,
ORDER, RULE OR REGULATION ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT OF TWENTY-FIVE
MILES  PER  HOUR APPLICABLE THROUGHOUT SUCH CITY OR VILLAGE, AND (II) in

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