Relating to school zones; to amend Sections 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, and 32-5A-183, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that the reduced speed school zone applies to every school in a county or municipality; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
Sections 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, and 32-5A-183, Code of Alabama 1975, are amended to read as follows: "§32-5A-181. "For the purposes of this article, the following words have the following meanings: "(1) REDUCED SPEED SCHOOL ZONE. A designated length of a road or highway extending between school zone speed limit signs with or without warning lights. "(2) ROAD or HIGHWAY. Any road or highway except an interstate highway. "(3) SCHOOL ZONE. All public or private school property, including school grounds and any road or highway abutting the school grounds and extending 300 feet along the road or highway from the school grounds. "§32-5A-182. "A reduced speed school zone is established for any every school in the a county outside the corporate limits of a or municipality, including schools along state-maintained roads or highways. "(1) At an appropriate distance before reaching a reduced speed school zone, an appropriate sign or signs shall be erected warning of the approaching reduced speed school zone. "(2) A sign or signs at the end of the school zone shall designate where the motor vehicle may resume the regular speed limits. "(3) All signs and signing locations shall be in accordance with the rules contained in the current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. "§32-5A-183. "(a) Signs on a reduced speed school zone located on a county-maintained road shall be placed and maintained by the county commission. "(b) Signs on a reduced speed school zone located on a municipality-maintained road shall be placed and maintained by the municipality. "(b) (c) Signs on a reduced speed school zone located on a state-maintained road or highway within a county shall be placed and maintained by the State Department of Transportation."
Although this bill would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds, the bill is excluded from further requirements and application under Amendment 621, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, because the bill defines a new crime or amends the definition of and existing crime.
This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. Senate Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy..................... 0.4-FEB-20Read for the second time and placed on the calen- dar 1 amendment.................................. 0.6-FEB-20Read for the third time and passed as amended .... 1.1-FEB-20 Yeas 33 Nays Patrick Harris, Secretary.
|February 13, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security|
|February 13, 2020||S||Engrossed|
|February 11, 2020||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 44|
|February 11, 2020||S||Motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 43|
|February 11, 2020||S||Education Policy Amendment Offered|
|February 11, 2020||S||Third Reading Passed|
|February 6, 2020||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment|
|February 4, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education Policy|