|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S191
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S191 (ACTIVE) - Details
S191 (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.
S191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S191 SPONSOR: ORTT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to school speed limits PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow counties or, if counties so delegate, localities, to establish school speed limits on any portion of state highways or county roads passing a school building for not more than 300 feet in either direction from the building line. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision (a) of section 1620 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to allow the legislative body of any county or, if so deleg- ated, legislative body of a municipality within said county to set a speed limit on any portion of state highway passing a school building for not more than 300 feet in either direction from the building line.
S191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 191 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation 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, as 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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