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Déjà-Vu All Over Again: Assembly Balks on ‘Sammy’s Law,’ Bill Sponsor Silent

Even after lawmakers watered it down, the Assembly won't back it in the budget.

March 13, 2024

New Year, New Opportunity to Pass ‘Sammy’s Law’

Reminder: last year, despite the support of Gov. Hochul, the state Senate, Mayor Adams and the City Council, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) refused to allow the lower house to vote on the bill.

December 18, 2023

Friday’s Headlines: Heastie’s Excuses Edition

On Thursday, we finally heard directly from man who refused to bring "Sammy's Law" to a vote. Plus other news.

June 30, 2023

Heastie Retreat: Assembly Speaker Blows Off Reporter Seeking Comment on ‘Sammy’s Law’ — Then Blames DOT

Carl Heastie continued his reticence about not letting NYC set its own speed limits. Later, he blamed the city DOT.

June 23, 2023

Cycle of Rage Update: Speaker Heastie Has Not Put Speed Limit Bill on Next Week’s Agenda

Sammy's Law is not on the agenda for next week's legislative session in Albany, dooming the measure to allow New York City to set its own speed limits.

June 16, 2023

The Albany Report Card: A Scoundrel’s ‘F’

This is not a gentlemen's B. This year's overall legislative session was one of the worst on record from a livable streets and street safety perspective — and it's mostly due to one man.

June 13, 2023

MAP QUEST: See Exactly Why Sammy’s Law Would Be So Crucial for the Boroughs

Ironically, one of the most dangerous roadways — East Gun Hill Road — is in the district of the Assembly Speaker who reportedly opposes Sammy's Law.

June 8, 2023

Hunger Strike Day 2: Gov. Hochul is ‘Sympathetic,’ But Won’t Pressure Heastie on Sammy’s Law

The governor expressed sympathy for the mothers who are holding a hunger strike to protest the Assembly’s inaction on Sammy’s Law — but she declined to condemn the body's leader, Speaker Carl Heastie.

June 7, 2023

Supporters of Sammy’s Law Rally Heastie and Share Frustrations About Assembly’s Inaction on Speed Limit Reduction

"Every time we go to Albany, they tell us to our faces, 'Yes, of course. we support Sammy's Law, but now they don't want to have to put their vote on record. We need to see their faces, which is why we are demanding that the Speaker bring this to a vote," said Fabiola Mendieta-Cuapio.

June 5, 2023