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
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.
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