Bill S7740A-2013

Authorizes the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, county of Nassau 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.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 5, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7740A
  • Jun 5, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jun 3, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7740A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits in the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, county of Nassau

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 amends section 1643 of the vehicle and traffic law to allow 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--A 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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits in the village of East Hills, town of North Hempstead, county of Nassau 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 412 of the laws of 2012, 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; EXCEPT THAT IN THE VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS, TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, SPEED LIMITS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT NOT LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR ON VILLAGE ROADS IN THE VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS. 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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