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
01/06/2016 referred to transportation
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A01135 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1135
 
SPONSOR: Lavine
  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 desig- nated .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 resi- dents. 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 chil- dren. 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 impor- tance.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-14; A9969a   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A01135 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1135
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     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    § 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    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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