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File #: Int 1875-2020    Version: * Name: Extending the grace period for parking violations after a change in parking restrictions.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code, in relation to extending the grace period for parking violations after a change in parking restrictions
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Farah N. Louis, Kalman Yeger , Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would extend the grace period for parking violations after a change in parking restrictions in New York City in two ways. It would extend the affirmative defense period after notice of a change in parking restrictions from five days to fifteen days, and additionally require that no vehicle may be towed as a result of a violation of a new parking restriction for a period of thirty days after posting notice of the change unless towing the vehicle is determined to be necessary for public safety.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1875, 2. Int. No. 1875, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20

Int. No. 1875

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rodriguez, Louis, Yeger and Gibson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code, in relation to extending the grace period for parking violations after a change in parking restrictions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-175.2 of the administrative code is amended to read as follows:

 a. Following any permanent change in parking restrictions posted by the department, the department shall post notice, in the affected areas, indicating the effective date of such change. Within thirty days of posting notice of the effective date of such a permanent change, no vehicle may be towed for a violation pursuant to such change unless it is necessary for public safety. An owner of a motor vehicle parked in the affected areas who receives a notice of a parking violation that occurred within [five] fifteen days of posting of the notice of the parking restriction change shall have an affirmative defense that the vehicle of the owner was parked in compliance with the applicable parking restriction that was in effect prior to such change. Within one business day of making a permanent change in parking restrictions, such change will be reflected on the website containing parking restrictions as required by section 19-175.1 of the code. 

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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