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Bill S7740-2013

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour.

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  • Jun 3, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S7740

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the village of East Hills to lower the speed limit on village roads by five miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one empowers the village of East Hills to lower the speed limit to not less than twenty-five miles per hour on village roads.

Section two sets the effective date

EXISTING LAW:

Section 1643 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law concerning speed limits on highways in cities and villages provides that 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.

JUSTIFICATION: The Incorporated Village of East Hills has 7,200 residents. Within the last 3 years, the community has changed to include families with young children, many of whom travel to school on village roads. At the present time, the speed limit is too generous and needs to be curtailed to 25 miles per hour in order to protect families and children,. Throughout the community of East Hills, we now have excessive speeding and we need to lower the speed limit with the expectation that motorists will respect the new limits and be more receptive to driving slower and more vigilantly as pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7740 IN SENATE June 3, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT in relation to authorizing the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or code to the contrary, the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county is hereby authorized and empowered to lower the speed limit on village roads to not less than twenty-five miles per hour in the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, Nassau county. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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