A01843 Summary:

BILL NOA01843
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMcLaughlin
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1620, 1621 & 1622, V & T L
 
Requires department of transportation to defer to town board requests for speed limit, signage and signal changes on state highway, county road and town highways where public safety nexus exists.
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A01843 Actions:

BILL NOA01843
 
01/13/2017referred to transportation
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A01843 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1843
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  McLAUGHLIN  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to giving local
          town boards the discretion to change speed limits for safety
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section 1620 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d) The department of transportation shall defer to requests for speed
     4  limit changes by the town board of a town or towns affected with respect
     5  to state highways maintained by the state in such town or towns  outside
     6  of  cities  or  villages, where a reasonable nexus between public safety
     7  and such request for a change in speed limit exists.
     8    § 2. Section 1621 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding
     9  a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
    10    (e)  The  department  of  transportation  shall  defer to requests for
    11  signage and signal changes by the town board of a town or towns affected
    12  with respect to state highways maintained by the state in such  town  or
    13  towns  outside  of  cities or villages, where a reasonable nexus between
    14  public safety and such request for  a  change  in  signage  and  signals
    15  exists.
    16    §  3. Section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
    17  a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
    18    3. Notwithstanding any  other  provisions  of  this  section,  if  any
    19  reasonable nexus exists between public safety and the request by a coun-
    20  ty  superintendent of highways of a county or a town board, for a change
    21  in speed limit, the department of  transportation  shall  defer  to  the
    22  county  superintendent  of  highways' or town board's request in setting
    23  the speed limit on the county roads and town highways in  such  town  or
    24  towns outside of cities or villages.
    25    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03986-01-7
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