A07782 Summary:

BILL NOA07782
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05130
 
SPONSORRivera JD
 
COSPNSRMcMahon, Forrest, Fahy, Englebright, Simon, Rajkumar, Otis, De Los Santos, Cruz, Burgos, Carroll, Frontus, Gonzalez-Rojas, Epstein, Dinowitz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §331, Hway L
 
Enables safe access to public roads for all users by utilizing complete street design principles.
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A07782 Actions:

BILL NOA07782
 
05/21/2021referred to transportation
01/05/2022referred to transportation
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A07782 Committee Votes:

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A07782 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07782 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7782
 
SPONSOR: Rivera JD
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to enabling safe access to public roads for all users by utilizing complete street design princi- ples   PURPOSE: To include, when possible, complete street design features in resurfac- ing, maintenance and pavement recycling projects and further enable safe access to public roads for all users   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision (a) of section 331 of the highway law to include complete streets design features in resurfacing, maintenance and pavement recycling projects that are subject to the department of trans- portation's oversight. Section 2: amends subdivision (c) of section 313 of highway law to address demonstrated lack of need. Section 3: sets the effective date for this act.   JUSTIFICATION: New York State's Compete Street Law, which requires the Department of Transportation to consider the convenient access and mobility on the road network by all users of all ages, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists; and public transportation users with complete street design features, only applies to projects classified as construction, recon- struction or rehabilitation. The law specifically excludes projects classified as resurfacing, maintenance and pavement recycling, which dramatically decreases the projects in which complete streets design features are used. As a result of the state Department of Transportation's Preservation First policy, nearly 80 percent of transportation funding and numerous road projects exclude pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. This exclusion of a key component of complete-streets design runs contrary to the original intent of the state's Complete Streets law, and this bill would address the issue and strengthen the law. By reforming our state's Complete Streets law, this legislation would make dangerous intersections and roadways safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. It would ensure our chil- dren have safer routes to school and provide local families with more opportunities to walk and bike safely.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: S,1549A 2017-18: S.1801 Referred to Transportation 2015-16: S.764 Referred to Transportation 2013-14: 5.6340 Referred to Transportation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE PATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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