Bill Text: NY A05806 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires department of transportation to defer to the town board of the town of Riverhead, requests for speed limit changes on town highways.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-19 - referred to transportation [A05806 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05806-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5806
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 19, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. PALUMBO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend chapter 399 of the  laws  of  2008  relating  to  giving
          certain  Westchester county town boards the discretion to change speed
          limits, in relation to giving the town board of the town of Riverhead,
          county of Suffolk, the discretion to change speed limits
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  opening  paragraph  of subdivision 1 of section 1 of
     2  chapter 399 of the laws of 2008 relating to giving  certain  Westchester
     3  county  town boards the discretion to change speed limits, is amended to
     4  read as follows:
     5    Notwithstanding the provisions of section sixteen  hundred  twenty-two
     6  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in lieu of making a request of the
     7  department of transportation pursuant to such section, the  town  boards
     8  of  the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, North Castle and Pound Ridge in the
     9  county of Westchester, and the town board of the town  of  Riverhead  in
    10  the  county  of  Suffolk,  with respect to town highways which have been
    11  functionally classified by the department  of  transportation  as  local
    12  roads on official functional classification maps approved by the federal
    13  highway  administration pursuant to part 470.105 of title 23 of the code
    14  of federal regulations, as amended from time  to  time,  and  which  are
    15  outside of cities and villages, may by local law, ordinance, order, rule
    16  or regulation:
    17    §  2.  Subdivision  4  of section 1 of chapter 399 of the laws of 2008
    18  relating to giving certain Westchester county town boards the discretion
    19  to change speed limits, is amended to read as follows:
    20    4. Nothing contained in this act shall be deemed to alter the authori-
    21  ty of the department of transportation to establish maximum speed limits
    22  at the request of the town boards of the towns  of  Bedford,  Lewisboro,
    23  North  Castle and Pound Ridge in the county of Westchester, and the town
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08352-01-9

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     1  board of the town of Riverhead in the county of Suffolk, with respect to
     2  all town highways within such  towns  outside  of  cities  and  villages
     3  pursuant  to  subdivision  one of this section, provided that no maximum
     4  speed  limits have been established by such town boards pursuant to this
     5  act on any town highway functionally classified as a local  road  within
     6  such towns.
     7    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
     8  have become a law.
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