A09731 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
COSPNSRSilver, Mosley, Jacobs, Ortiz, Davila, Simotas, Gottfried, Robinson, Millman, Dinowitz, Otis, Quart, Weprin, Kavanagh, Sepulveda, Pichardo, Wright, Scarborough, Clark, DenDekker, Benedetto, Miller, Heastie, Simanowitz, Glick, Weinstein, Markey, Cymbrowitz, Rosenthal, Crespo, Moya, Rodriguez, Hevesi
MLTSPNSRArroyo, Brennan, Cook, Farrell, Jaffee, Lentol, Perry, Rivera, Rozic, Steck
Amd S1642, V & T L
Authorizes the city of New York to establish reduced speed limits throughout the city and on certain designated highways.
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A09731 Actions:

05/20/2014referred to transportation
06/17/2014reported referred to codes
06/17/2014reported referred to rules
06/19/2014rules report cal.566
06/19/2014ordered to third reading rules cal.566
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A09731 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 20, 2014
        Introduced  by  M. of A. O'DONNELL, SILVER, MOSLEY, JACOBS, ORTIZ, ROSA,

          sored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, COOK,  FARRELL,  JAFFEE,  LENTOL,  PERRY,
          RIVERA,  ROZIC,  STECK  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  26  of  subdivision (a) of section 1642 of the
     2  vehicle and traffic law is renumbered paragraph 27 and a  new  paragraph
     3  26 is added to read as follows:
     4    26.  With  respect  to  highways  (which term for the purposes of this
     5  paragraph shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle traf-
     6  fic) in such city, other than state highways maintained by the state  on
     7  which  the department of transportation shall have established higher or

     8  lower speed limits than the statutory fifty-five miles  per  hour  speed
     9  limit as provided in section sixteen hundred twenty of this title, or on
    10  which  the  department of transportation shall have designated that such
    11  city shall not establish any maximum speed limit as provided in  section
    12  sixteen  hundred  twenty-four  of this title, subject to the limitations
    13  imposed by section sixteen hundred eighty-four of this title, establish-
    14  ment of maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed  within  such
    15  city  or  within  designated areas of such city higher or lower than the
    16  fifty-five miles per hour maximum statutory limit. No such  speed  limit
    17  applicable  throughout such city or within designated areas of such city

    18  shall be established at less than twenty-five miles per hour.
    19    § 2. Paragraph 27 of subdivision (a) of section 1642  of  the  vehicle
    20  and  traffic  law,  as  added  by chapter 499 of the laws of 1999 and as
    21  renumbered by section one of this act, is amended to read as follows:
    22    27. (a) Establishment of maximum speed limits below twenty-five  miles
    23  per  hour  at  which  motor  vehicles may proceed on or along designated
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  highways within such city for the explicit purpose of implementing traf-
     2  fic calming measures as such term is defined herein; provided,  however,

     3  that  no speed limit shall be set below fifteen miles per hour nor shall
     4  such  speed limit be established where the traffic calming measure to be
     5  implemented consists solely of a  traffic  control  sign  and  provided,
     6  further,  that  if  such  city has made a written determination that the
     7  implementation of traffic calming measures as such term is defined here-
     8  in is not feasible on a particular designated highway, speed  limits  at
     9  which  motor  vehicles  may  proceed on or along such designated highway
    10  within such city may be established and posted at not less  than  twenty
    11  miles per hour.  Establishment of such a speed limit shall, where appli-
    12  cable,  be in compliance with the provisions of sections sixteen hundred
    13  twenty-four and sixteen hundred eighty-four  of  this  chapter.  Nothing

    14  contained herein shall be deemed to alter or affect the establishment of
    15  school  speed  limits  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of section sixteen
    16  hundred forty-three of this article. For the purposes of this paragraph,
    17  "traffic calming measures" shall mean any physical  engineering  measure
    18  or measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter
    19  driver  behavior  and  improve conditions for non-motorized street users
    20  such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
    21    (b) Any city establishing maximum speed limits below twenty-five miles
    22  per hour pursuant to clause (i) of  this  subparagraph  shall  submit  a
    23  report  to  the  governor, the temporary president of the senate and the
    24  speaker of the assembly on or before March  first,  two  thousand  [two]
    25  fifteen  and biannually thereafter on the results of using traffic calm-

    26  ing measures and speed limits lower than twenty-five miles per  hour  as
    27  authorized  by  this  paragraph.  Such  report shall include, but not be
    28  limited to the following:
    29    (i) a description of the designated  highways  where  traffic  calming
    30  measures and a lower speed limit were established and
    31    (ii)  a  description of the specific traffic calming measures used and
    32  the maximum speed limit established.
    33    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    34  have become a law.
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