senate Bill S1671

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the Southern State Parkway study; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 15, 2019 referred to transportation

S1671 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3711
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §23, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4541, A6921

S1671 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the Southern State Parkway study to evaluate the configuration of entrance and exit ramps, and signage at entrance ways and exits on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk counties to determine whether adequate safety measures exist to prevent collisions and the instances of wrong way drivers; requires the commissioner of transportation to issue a report to the governor, the members of the assembly and senate representing districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the Nassau and Suffolk county executives, and the Nassau and Suffolk county legislatures.

S1671 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1671 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1671

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to a Southern  State
  Parkway  study;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section
23 to read as follows:
  § 23. SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY STUDY. 1. THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  THE  GOVERNOR'S  TRAFFIC  SAFETY
COMMITTEE,  LOCAL  POLICE  AGENCIES,  LOCAL  TRANSPORTATION  ENTITIES IN
NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES,  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  STAKEHOLDERS,  AND  ANY
OTHER  AGENCY  OR GROUP THE DEPARTMENT DEEMS NECESSARY TO ENLIST THE AID
OF, SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE CONFIGURATION OF ENTRANCE  AND
EXIT RAMPS, AND SIGNAGE AT ENTRANCE WAYS AND EXITS ON THE SOUTHERN STATE
PARKWAY  IN  NASSAU  AND  SUFFOLK COUNTIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER ADEQUATE
SAFETY MEASURES EXIST TO PREVENT COLLISIONS AND THE INSTANCES  OF  WRONG
WAY DRIVERS. SUCH STUDY SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DESIGN AND
SAFETY  OF THE CONFIGURATION AND SIGNAGE OF ENTRANCE AND EXIT RAMPS; THE
FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING DESIGN CHANGES TO INCREASE SAFETY AND REDUCE
THE LIKELIHOOD OF COLLISIONS AND WRONG WAY DRIVING; THE  FEASIBILITY  OF
IMPLEMENTING  SIGNAGE  DESIGN  CHANGES  TO INCREASE DRIVER VISIBILITY OF
SUCH SIGNAGE AND REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF  A  COLLISION  AND  WRONG  WAY
DRIVING;  AND  FEDERAL  FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT
PROJECTS. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT ANY HEARINGS IT  DEEMS
NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE MEMBERS
OF THE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE REPRESENTING DISTRICTS IN NASSAU AND  SUFFOLK
COUNTIES,  THE  NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVES, AND THE NASSAU AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05053-01-9

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