Bill Text: NY S00191 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for the establishment of school speed limits of not less than fifteen miles per hour by the legislative body of any county or, if so delegated, by the legislative body of any locality within said county on a portion of a state highway, county or town road passing a school building.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00191 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00191-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           191
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 school speed
          limits
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1620 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as amended by chapter 563 of the laws of 2002, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    (a)  The  department  of transportation with respect to state highways
     5  maintained by the state outside of cities having a population in  excess
     6  of  one million, and highways on Indian reservations, may by order, rule
     7  or regulation establish higher or lower maximum speed  limits  at  which
     8  vehicles may proceed on or along such highways than the fifty-five miles
     9  per  hour  statutory  maximum  speed  limit. No such maximum speed limit
    10  shall be established at less than twenty-five  miles  per  hour,  except
    11  that  school  speed  limits  may be established at not less than fifteen
    12  miles per hour by the department of transportation or by the legislative
    13  body of any county or, if so delegated by such county legislative  body,
    14  by  the legislative body of any municipality located within said county,
    15  for a distance not to exceed one thousand three hundred twenty feet,  on
    16  a  highway passing a school building, entrance or exit of a school abut-
    17  ting on the highway. Absence of signs installed pursuant to this section
    18  shall be presumptive evidence that the department of transportation  has
    19  not  established  a higher maximum speed limit than the fifty-five miles
    20  per hour statutory limit.
    21    § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 1622 of the vehicle and traffic law,  as
    22  amended  by  chapter  563  of  the  laws  of 2002, is amended to read as
    23  follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02687-01-9

        S. 191                              2
     1    1. Establish maximum speed limits at which vehicles may proceed on  or
     2  along  such  highways higher or lower than the fifty-five miles per hour
     3  statutory maximum speed limit. No such limit  shall  be  established  at
     4  less  than  twenty-five  miles per hour, except that school speed limits
     5  may  be  established  at  not  less  than  fifteen miles per hour by the
     6  department of transportation or by the legislative body  of  any  county
     7  or,  if so delegated by such county legislative body, by the legislative
     8  body of any municipality located within said county, for a distance  not
     9  to exceed one thousand three hundred twenty feet, on a highway passing a
    10  school building, entrance or exit of a school abutting on the highway.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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