senate Bill S5182

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that the town board of certain towns may establish maximum speed limits on certain town highways

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Feb 26, 2021 referred to transportation


S5182 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S293
2011-2012: S547
2013-2014: S1356
2015-2016: S1216
2017-2018: S389, A7151
2019-2020: S1941, A907

S5182 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the town board of any town, exclusive of suburban towns and towns having a population exceeding fifty thousand, may by local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits on town highways which have been classified by the department of transportation as local roads and which are outside of villages.

S5182 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5182 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 26, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  STEC  --  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 establishing
   speed limits in towns
   Section  1. Section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
 chapter 420 of the laws of 1968, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 563
 of the laws of 2002, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 83 of the  laws
 of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
   § 1622. Speed  limits  on  county  roads  and  town highways.   1. The
 department of transportation upon the request of the county  superinten-
 dent  of  highways  of  a county and the town board of the town or towns
 affected with respect to county roads and town highways in such town  or
 towns outside of cities or villages, may by order, rule or regulation:
   [1.]  (A) Establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed
 on or along such highways higher or lower than the fifty-five miles  per
 hour  statutory  maximum speed limit. No such 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,  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 abutting
 on the highway.
   [2.] (B) Establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may  proceed
 on  or  along  all such highways lying within an area or areas as desig-
 nated by a description of the boundaries of such area or areas submitted
 by the county superintendent of highways of a county and the town  board
 of the town or towns affected lower than fifty-five miles per hour stat-
 utory  maximum  speed  limit. No such limit shall be established at less
 than thirty miles per hour.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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