senate Bill S191

2019-2020 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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Jan 09, 2019 referred to transportation

S191 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1620 & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6897

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

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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