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A07944 Summary:

BILL NOA07944
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02991
 
SPONSORBurdick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes the town board of the town of Lewisboro, county of Westchester to establish certain speed limits on rural major and minor collector roads at twenty-five miles per hour.
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A07944 Actions:

BILL NOA07944
 
06/02/2021referred to transportation
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A07944 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7944
 
SPONSOR: Burdick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the town board of the town of Lewis- boro, county of Westchester to establish certain speed limits   PURPOSE: To authorize the town board of the Lewisboro, county of Westchester to establish certain speed limits on rural major and minor collector roads at twenty-five miles per hour.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Grants the town board of Lewisboro, county of Westchester to establish a reduction of the speed limit of certain major and minor collector roads to twenty-five miles per hour. The minor and major collector roads designed pursuant to this act are: a. The entire length of Bouton Road and Main Street from Bouton Road to the border with the state of Connecticut; b. The entire length of Oscaleta Road; and c. The entire length of Spring Hill Lane to its intersection with West Lane and continuing on the road to the border with the state of Connec- ticut. Section 2. States the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This legislation, which is at the request of the town of Lewisboro, county of Westchester, would lower the speed limit to twenty-five miles per hour for certain roads that surround residential areas near the New York/Connecticut border. This legislation empowers home rule to this municipality to lower the speed of this road and is necessary to preserve the safety of the residents of the Lewisboro community.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: S8683 referred to Rules   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the department of trans- portation is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date.
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A07944 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7944
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 2, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. BURDICK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT in relation to authorizing the town board of the town  of  Lewis-
          boro, county of Westchester to establish certain speed limits
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section  1622  of  the
     2  vehicle  and  traffic law, in lieu of making a request of the department
     3  of transportation pursuant to such section, the town board of  the  town
     4  of Lewisboro in the county of Westchester, with respect to town highways
     5  which have been functionally classified by the department of transporta-
     6  tion  as  rural  major  and minor collector roads on official functional
     7  classification maps  approved  by  the  federal  highway  administration
     8  pursuant to part 470.105 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations,
     9  as  amended  from  time  to  time,  and  which are outside of cities and
    10  villages, may by local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation  estab-
    11  lish  maximum  speed  limits  at  which vehicles may proceed on or along
    12  designated town highways lower than 30 miles per  hour.  No  such  limit
    13  shall  be established at less than 25 miles per hour, except that school
    14  speed limits may be established at not less than 15 miles per hour,  for
    15  a distance not to exceed 1320 feet, on a highway passing a school build-
    16  ing,  entrance  or  exit of a school abutting on the highway.  The minor
    17  and major collector roads designated pursuant to this act are:
    18    (a) the entire length of Bouton Road and Main Street from Bouton  Road
    19  to the border with the state of Connecticut;
    20    (b) the entire length of Oscaleta Road; and
    21    (c)  the  entire  length  of Spring Hill Lane to its intersection with
    22  West Lane and continuing on that road to the border with  the  state  of
    23  Connecticut.
    24    2. No such speed limits shall be established except in accordance with
    25  the engineering considerations and factors for speed limits set forth in

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04030-01-1

        A. 7944                             2
 
     1  the  New  York  state  manual and specifications for a uniform system of
     2  traffic control devices as such manual and specifications may be amended
     3  from time to time, certified by a  licensed  professional  engineer  who
     4  specializes in traffic operations.
     5    3.  For  the purposes of this section, the term "New York state manual
     6  and specifications for a uniform  system  of  traffic  control  devices"
     7  shall  mean  the  national  manual  of  uniform  traffic control devices
     8  promulgated by the federal highway administration  pursuant  to  subpart
     9  (f)  of  part 655 of title 23 of the code of federal regulations and the
    10  New York state supplement adopted by the commissioner of  transportation
    11  pursuant  to  section  sixteen hundred eighty of the vehicle and traffic
    12  law, and the term "town highways" shall have the same  meaning  as  such
    13  term is defined by subdivision 5 of section 3 of the highway law.
    14    4. Nothing contained in this act shall be deemed to alter the authori-
    15  ty of the department of transportation to establish maximum speed limits
    16  at  the request of the town board of the town of Lewisboro in the county
    17  of Westchester, with respect to  all  town  highways  within  such  town
    18  outside  of  cities  and  villages  pursuant  to subdivision one of this
    19  section, provided that no maximum speed limits have been established  by
    20  such  town  board  pursuant to this act on any town highway functionally
    21  classified as a rural major or minor collector road within such town.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    23  it shall have become a law. Effective  immediately,  the  department  of
    24  transportation is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as
    25  are necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date.
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