assembly Bill A4655A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing speed limits in cities with populations in excess of one million people

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 print number 4655a
May 24, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 04, 2021 referred to transportation

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A4655 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S524
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1642, V & T L

A4655 - Summary

Relates to establishing speed limits in cities with populations in excess of one million people by easing restrictions so cities can establish speed limits below twenty five miles per hour.

A4655 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4655
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
   speed limits in cities with  populations  in  excess  of  one  million
   people
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Sammy's law".
   § 2. Paragraphs 26 and 27 of subdivision (a) of section  1642  of  the
 vehicle  and  traffic  law,  paragraph  26  as added and paragraph 27 as
 amended by chapter 248 of the laws of  2014,  are  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   26.  (a) With respect to highways (which term for the purposes of this
 paragraph shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle traf-
 fic) in such city, other than state highways maintained by the state  on
 which  the department of transportation shall have established higher or
 lower speed limits than the statutory 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 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, establish-
 ment of maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed  within  such
 city  or  within  designated areas of such city higher or lower than the
 fifty-five miles per hour maximum statutory limit. [No such speed  limit
 applicable  throughout such city or within designated areas of such city
 shall be established at less than twenty-five  miles  per  hour,  except
 that  school  speed  limits  may  be established at no less than fifteen
 miles per hour pursuant to the provisions  of  section  sixteen  hundred
 forty-three of this article.]

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03998-01-1

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A4655A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S524
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1642, V & T L

A4655A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing speed limits in cities with populations in excess of one million people by easing restrictions so cities can establish speed limits below twenty five miles per hour.

A4655A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4655--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by   M.   of   A.  GOTTFRIED,  CARROLL,  SEAWRIGHT,  SIMON,
   GONZALEZ-ROJAS, BURDICK, GALLAGHER, PAULIN, DINOWITZ, EPSTEIN,  GLICK,
   HEVESI,  McDONOUGH,  DAVILA -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
   speed  limits  in  cities  with  populations  in excess of one million
   people
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Sammy's law".
   §  2.  Paragraphs  26 and 27 of subdivision (a) of section 1642 of the
 vehicle and traffic law, paragraph 26  as  added  and  paragraph  27  as
 amended  by  chapter  248  of  the  laws of 2014, are amended to read as
 follows:
   26. (a) With respect to highways (which term for the purposes of  this
 paragraph shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle traf-
 fic)  in such city, other than state highways maintained by the state on
 which the department of transportation shall have established higher  or
 lower  speed  limits  than the statutory 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  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, establish-
 ment  of  maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed within such
 city or within designated areas of such city higher or  lower  than  the
 fifty-five  miles  per hour maximum statutory limit. No such speed limit
 applicable throughout such city or within designated areas of such  city
 shall  be  established at less than [twenty-five] TWENTY miles per hour,
 except that school speed limits may  be  established  at  no  less  than
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.