SPEED LIMIT; LOCAL STREET SYSTEM                                                              S.B. 61:

                                                                                       REVISED SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 61 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Senator Roger Victory

Committee:  Transportation and Infrastructure




The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to establish, until January 1, 2024, a speed limit of 25 miles per hour on a highway segment that was part of a local street system as designated by a local jurisdiction and approved by the State Transportation Commission under the Michigan Transportation Fund law and that was within land zoned for residential use by the governing body of an incorporated city or village under the Michigan Zoning and Enabling Act, unless another speed was fixed and posted.


The Department of State Police (MSP) would have to perform a speed study on a random sample of local streets set as described above. By January 1, 2023, the MSP would have to submit a report on the speed study to the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House, and the Governor.


The Code specifies that except for certain listed speed limits, those established under Section 627 are not valid unless properly posted. The bill would include the proposed speed limit within the list described above.


MCL 257.627                                                           Legislative Analyst:  Tyler VanHuyse




The bill would have a minimal fiscal impact on the Department of State Police, as it would require the Department to assume responsibilities that are currently performed and funded by existing resources.


Date Completed:  3-27-19                                                    Fiscal Analyst:  Bruce Baker

                                                                                                       Michael Siracuse

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.