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    Chapter 4: Application of chapter

      Section: 39:4-98.8: Study to determine effect of 65mph speed limit; report; implementation

           7. a. During the first 18 months following the establishment of 65 miles per hour speed limits on eligible public highways pursuant to section 4 of this act, the commissioner, in consultation with the Attorney General and the authorities, shall conduct a study to determine the overall impact of this act. The study shall consider public safety, environmental and cost issues, including, but not limited to speed, accident rates, fatalities, enforcement, air quality and such other issues as the commissioner deems appropriate to evaluate fully the effect of the 65 miles per hour speed limit on the State.

b. A report of the study's findings and recommendations, including a recommendation as to whether the number of miles of eligible public highways should increase, decrease or remain the same, shall be submitted to the Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the General Assembly no later than 21 months after the establishment of 65 miles per hour speed limits on eligible public highways pursuant to section 4 of this act.

c. The commissioner shall implement the recommendations contained in the report 60 days following the report's submission to the Governor and Legislature unless the recommendations, either all or in part, are disapproved each by the Senate and the General Assembly by passage of a concurrent resolution stating, in substance, that the Legislature does not favor the recommendations. If the recommendations are disapproved in part by concurrent resolution, the commissioner shall implement those recommendations that are not disapproved.

L.1997,c.415, s.7.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:51.

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