Bill Text: NY S01671 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes the Southern State Parkway study to evaluate the configuration of entrance and exit ramps, and signage at entrance ways and exits on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk counties to determine whether adequate safety measures exist to prevent collisions and the instances of wrong way drivers; requires the commissioner of transportation to issue a report to the governor, the members of the assembly and senate representing districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the Nassau and Suffolk county executives, and the Nassau and Suffolk county legislatures.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01671 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01671-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1671
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to a Southern  State
          Parkway  study;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
          expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section
     2  23 to read as follows:
     3    § 23. Southern State Parkway study. 1. The department, in consultation
     4  with the department of motor vehicles,  the  governor's  traffic  safety
     5  committee,  local  police  agencies,  local  transportation  entities in
     6  Nassau and Suffolk counties,  local  government  stakeholders,  and  any
     7  other  agency  or group the department deems necessary to enlist the aid
     8  of, shall conduct a study to evaluate the configuration of entrance  and
     9  exit ramps, and signage at entrance ways and exits on the Southern State
    10  Parkway  in  Nassau  and  Suffolk counties to determine whether adequate
    11  safety measures exist to prevent collisions and the instances  of  wrong
    12  way drivers. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, design and
    13  safety  of the configuration and signage of entrance and exit ramps; the
    14  feasibility of implementing design changes to increase safety and reduce
    15  the likelihood of collisions and wrong way driving; the  feasibility  of
    16  implementing  signage  design  changes  to increase driver visibility of
    17  such signage and reduce the likelihood of  a  collision  and  wrong  way
    18  driving;  and  federal  funding available for highway safety improvement
    19  projects. The department is authorized to conduct any hearings it  deems
    20  necessary to accomplish the purposes of this section.
    21    2.  The commissioner shall issue a report to the governor, the members
    22  of the assembly and senate representing districts in Nassau and  Suffolk
    23  counties,  the  Nassau and Suffolk county executives, and the Nassau and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05053-01-9

        S. 1671                             2
     1  Suffolk county legislatures with detailed recommendations  and  findings
     2  within two years of the effective date of this section.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     4  deemed repealed on and after two years and six months after such  effec-
     5  tive date.
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