senate Bill S7738A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 09, 2020 print number 7738a
Mar 09, 2020 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 12, 2020 referred to transportation

S7738 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8599
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643, 1662-a & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2021, A1007

S7738 - Summary

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

S7738 - Sponsor Memo

S7738 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7738

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  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
the  city  of  Long  Beach, in the county of Nassau, speed limits may be
established at not less than fifteen miles per hour on  any  portion  of
the  following  highways in such city: Cleveland avenue, Harding avenue,
Mitchell avenue,  Belmont  avenue,  Atlantic  avenue,  Coolidge  avenue,
Wilson  avenue  and  Taft  avenue.  No such speed limit applicable on or

S7738A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8599
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1643, 1662-a & 1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2021, A1007

S7738A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7738A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7738A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7738--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

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
the  city  of  Long  Beach, in the county of Nassau, speed limits may be

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