Bill S5563-2011

Authorizes the city of Long Beach, Nassau County to establish speed limits on certain highways below 30 miles per hour

Authorizes the city of Long Beach, Nassau County to establish speed limits on Cleveland Avenue, Harding Avenue, Mitchell Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Coolidge Avenue, Wilson Avenue and Taft Avenue below 30 miles per hour.

Details

Actions

  • Aug 17, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.412
  • 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.512
  • Jun 20, 2012: substituted for a6932
  • Mar 6, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Mar 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 6, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 6, 2012: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Mar 5, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 1, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 29, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.250
  • 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 20, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1424
  • Jun 20, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 2, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Feb 29, 2012
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Excused (1): Adams

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5563

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits in the city of Long Beach, Nassau county

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law §1643 to permit the establishment of a less than thirty mph speed zone but no less than 15 mph on certain streets in Long Beach, New York.

JUSTIFICATION: The proposed bill is justified mainly for the following two reasons:

1. The area of Long Beach affected by the bill is a residential neighborhood close to several popular beaches. The safety of pedestrian beachgoers would be enhanced by lower speed limits.

2. All of the streets mentioned are less than a quarter mile long. A lower speed limit would help safety by slowing down drivers not familiar with the area who enter this portion of Long Beach and continue to drive at the speed they do on main roads.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5563 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 2, 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 speed limits in the city of Long Beach, Nassau county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: S 1643. Speed limits on highways in cities and villages. The legisla- tive body of any city or village with respect to highways (which term for the purposes of this section shall include private roads open to public motor vehicle traffic) in such city or village, other than state highways maintained by the state on which the department of transporta- tion shall have established higher or lower speed limits than the statu- tory 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 city or village 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 regulation establish maximum speed limits at which vehi- cles may proceed within such city or village, within designated areas of such city or village or on or along designated highways within such city or village higher or lower than the fifty-five miles per hour maximum statutory limit. No such speed limit applicable throughout such city or village or within designated areas of such city or village shall be established at less than thirty miles per hour; EXCEPT THAT IN THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN MILES PER HOUR ON ANY PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS IN SUCH CITY: CLEVELAND AVENUE, HARDING AVENUE, MITCHELL AVENUE, BELMONT AVENUE, ATLANTIC AVENUE, COOLIDGE AVENUE, WILSON AVENUE
AND TAFT AVENUE. No such speed limit applicable on or along designated highways within such city or village 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 that within the cities of Buffalo and Rochester speed limits may be established at not less than fifteen miles per hour for any portion of a highway within a city park. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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