senate Bill S2209

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes an increase in the maximum speed limit for travel on certain roadways

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

  • Introduced
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2023 referred to transportation


S2209 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1180-a, V & T L

S2209 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes an increase in the maximum speed limit to 70 mph for travel on roadways that currently have a maximum speed limit of 65 mph.

S2209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 19, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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
   an increase in the maximum speed limit for travel on certain roadways
   Section 1. Section 1180-a of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
 by chapter 464 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
   § 1180-a. Maximum speed limits. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision
 of  law,  no  city,  village,  town, county, public authority, division,
 office or department of the state shall maintain or create (a) any speed
 limit in excess of fifty-five miles per hour on any road, highway, park-
 way or bridge or (b) any speed limit on any other portion  of  a  public
 highway,  which  is not uniformly applicable to all types of motor vehi-
 cles using such portion of  highway,  if  on  November  first,  nineteen
 hundred  seventy-three,  such portion of highway had a speed limit which
 was uniformly applicable to  all  types  of  motor  vehicles  using  it;
 provided however, a lower speed limit may be established for any vehicle
 operating  under  a special permit because of any weight or dimension of
 such vehicle, including any load  thereon,  and  (c)  provided  further,
 paragraph  (b)  of  this subdivision shall not apply to any portion of a
 highway during such time that the condition of the highway, weather,  an
 accident, or other condition creates a temporary hazard to the safety of
 traffic  on  such portion of a highway. However, the commissioner of the
 department of transportation may establish a maximum speed limit of  not
 more than [sixty-five] SEVENTY miles per hour on any state roadway which
 meets department criteria for such maximum speed.
   2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdi-
 vision one of this section, upon The Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway as
 such term is defined in section three hundred fifty-six  of  the  public
 authorities  law,  the  New York state thruway authority may establish a
 maximum speed limit of not more than [sixty-five] SEVENTY miles per hour
 provided that such maximum  allowable  speed  limit  is  established  in
 accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.


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