Bill S3080-2011

Authorizes the town of Hempstead to establish a speed limit of less than 30 miles per hour on certain highways in the community of Lido Beach

Authorizes the town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed limit of less than 30 miles per hour on certain highways in the community of Lido Beach.

Details

Actions

  • Aug 17, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.405
  • Aug 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.510
  • Jun 20, 2012: substituted for a2955
  • Jun 12, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Jun 12, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2012: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jan 18, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 10, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 9, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.25
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 20, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Jun 20, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 20, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 20, 2011: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 7, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 6, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 2, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.947
  • Feb 8, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jun 2, 2011
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Excused (1): Adams
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 9, 2012
Ayes (19): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3080

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing the town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed limit of less than thirty miles an hour for certain highways within the community of Lido Beach

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to enhance pedestrian and vehicular safety in Lido Beach, New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1662-a to permit the establishment of 15 m.p.h. speed zones on certain streets and in front of school buildings in Lido Beach, New York.

EXISTING LAW: Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1662-a already contains provisions identical to the proposed amendment which apply to Point Lookout, New York, the community adjacent to Lido Beach.

JUSTIFICATION: The proposed bill is justified for the following three reasons:

1. The area of Lido Beach affected by the bill is a residential enclave front in a beach park. Six of the sixteen streets named in the bill provide beach access. The safety of pedestrian beach goers would be enhanced by lower speed limits.

2. Ten of the named streets are dead end streets. The 15 m.p.h. limit would help safety by slowing down drivers not familiar with the area who enter this portion of Lido Beach expecting to find through streets.

3. Point Lookout which is next to Lido Beach already has a 15 m.p.h. speed limit. The proposed amendment would make uniform the speed limits for almost all of the residential area east of the Long Beach city line.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010 S.5788A/A.8995 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3080 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 8, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing the town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, to establish a speed limit of less than thirty miles an hour for certain highways within the community of Lido Beach THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1662-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: S 1662-a. Speed limits in certain towns. The town board of any subur- ban town governed pursuant to article three-A of the town law and the town board of any other town having a population exceeding fifty thou- sand, with respect to highways (which term for the purposes of this section shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle traf- fic) in such towns outside any village, other than state highways main- tained by the state on which the department of transportation shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statutory fifty-five miles per hour speed limit as provided in section sixteen hundred twenty OF THIS TITLE, or on which the department of transportation shall have designated that such towns shall not establish any maximum speed limit as provided in section sixteen hundred twenty-four OF THIS TITLE, subject to the limitations imposed by section sixteen hundred eighty- four OF THIS TITLE may by local law, ordinance, order, rule or regu- lation establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed within such towns, within designated areas of such towns or on or along designated highways within such towns lower than the fifty-five miles per hour maximum statutory limit. No such speed limit applicable throughout such towns or within designated areas of such towns shall be established at less than thirty miles per hour, except that in the town of Hempstead speed limits may be established at not less than fifteen
miles per hour on any portion of a highway in the community known as Point Lookout AND ON ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS IN THE COMMUNITY KNOWN AS LIDO BEACH: OCEAN BOULEVARD, ALLEVARD STREET, BATH STREET, BUXTON STREET, CHELTENHAM STREET, PINEHURST STREET, HARROGATE STREET, MATLOCK STREET, NANTWICK STREET, BIARRITZ STREET, ROYAT STREET, LUCHON STREET, WOODHAIL STREET, LEAMINGTON STREET, SARATOGA STREET, KENSINGTON STREET, AND PRESCOTT STREET; provided, however, that no such speed limit in such town may be established unless a majority of the residents of EACH such community file a petition with the town board of such town requesting such speed limit. No such speed limit applicable on or along designated highways within such towns shall be established at less than twenty-five miles per hour, except that school speed limits may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour, for a distance not to exceed one thousand three hundred twenty feet, on a highway passing a school building, entrance or exit of a school abutting on the highway, and except further that in the town of Hempstead speed limits may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour on any portion of a highway in the [community] COMMUNITIES known as Point Look- out AND LIDO BEACH; provided, however, that no such speed limit in such town may be established unless a majority of the residents of EACH such community file a petition with the town board of such town requesting such speed limit. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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