A01135 Summary:

BILL NO    A01135 

SAME AS    SAME AS S01566

SPONSOR    Lavine

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S1643, V & T L

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to
lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per
hour.
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A01135 Actions:

BILL NO    A01135 

01/08/2015 referred to transportation
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A01135 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1135

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to speed limits in the village of East Hills, town of North
Hempstead, county of Nassau

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  To authorize the village of East
Hills to lower the speed limit on village roads by five miles per
hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends  section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law to
allow the village of East Hills to lower the speed limit to not less
than twenty-five miles per hour on village roads.

Section two sets the effective date

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning
speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that 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.

JUSTIFICATION:  The incorporated Village of East Hills has 7,200
residents. Within the last 3 years, the community has changed to
include families with young children, many of whom travel to school on
village roads. At the present time the speed limit is too generous and
needs to be curtailed to 25 miles per hour in order to protect
families and children. Throughout the community of East Hills, we now
have excessive speeding and we need to lower the speed limit with the
expectation that motorists will respect the new limits and be more
receptive to driving slower and more vigilantly as pedestrian safety
is of the utmost importance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-14; A9969a

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take effect immediately.
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A01135 Text:

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

                                         1135

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    January 8, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Transportation

       AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits
         in  the  village  of  East  Hills,  town of North Hempstead, county of
         Nassau

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
    2  chapter 412 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    3    S 1643. Speed limits on highways in cities and villages. The  legisla-
    4  tive  body  of  any city or village with respect to highways (which term
    5  for the purposes of this section shall include  private  roads  open  to
    6  public  motor vehicle traffic) in such city or village, other than state
    7  highways maintained by the state on which the department of  transporta-
    8  tion shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statu-
    9  tory  fifty-five  miles  per  hour  speed  limit  as provided in section
   10  sixteen hundred twenty of this title, or  on  which  the  department  of
   11  transportation shall have designated that such city or village shall not
   12  establish any maximum speed limit as provided in section sixteen hundred
   13  twenty-four of this title, subject to the limitations imposed by section
   14  sixteen  hundred  eighty-four of this title may by local law, ordinance,
   15  order, rule or regulation establish maximum speed limits at which  vehi-
   16  cles may proceed within such city or village, within designated areas of
   17  such city or village or on or along designated highways within such city
   18  or  village  higher  or lower than the fifty-five miles per hour maximum
   19  statutory limit. No such speed limit applicable throughout such city  or
   20  village  or  within  designated  areas  of such city or village shall be
   21  established at less than thirty miles per hour; except that in the  city
   22  of  Long Beach, in the county of Nassau, speed limits may be established
   23  at not less than fifteen miles per hour on any portion of the  following
   24  highways  in  such  city:  Cleveland  avenue,  Harding  avenue, Mitchell

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03308-01-5
       A. 1135                             2

    1  avenue, Belmont avenue, Atlantic avenue, Coolidge avenue, Wilson  avenue
    2  and Taft avenue; EXCEPT THAT IN THE VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS, TOWN OF NORTH
    3  HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT NOT LESS
    4  THAN  TWENTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR ON VILLAGE ROADS IN THE VILLAGE OF EAST
    5  HILLS.  No such speed limit applicable on or along  designated  highways
    6  within  such  city  or village shall be established at less than twenty-
    7  five miles per hour, except that school speed limits may be  established
    8  at  not  less  than fifteen miles per hour, for a distance not to exceed
    9  one thousand three hundred twenty feet, on a highway  passing  a  school
   10  building,  entrance  or  exit  of  a  school abutting on the highway and
   11  except that within the cities of Buffalo and Rochester speed limits  may
   12  be  established  at not less than fifteen miles per hour for any portion
   13  of a highway within a city park.
   14    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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