File #: Int 0670-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping or standing violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 9/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping or standing violations
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Rita C. Joseph, Gale A. Brewer, Erik D. Bottcher
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to install a camera on each street sweeper, which would photograph and report a parking violation, to the DSNY Commissioner who would report the violation to the Department of Finance (DOF) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for enforcement. This bill would also require DSNY, in consultation with DOF and NYPD, to report on the number of unique parking violations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post the report on its website.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 670, 2. Int. No. 670, 3. September 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-22

Int. No. 670

 

By Council Members Holden, Joseph, Brewer and Bottcher

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping or standing violations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

            Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-111.2 to read as follows:

§ 16-111.2 Cameras on street sweepers and parking violations. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Parking violation. The term “parking violation” means a violation for which a notice of liability is authorized to be issued to an operator of a motor vehicle for violation of any local law, rule or regulation provided for or regulating the parking, stopping or standing of a motor vehicle.

Street sweeper. The term “street sweeper” means a vehicle under the jurisdiction of the department that is equipped with a mechanical broom to clean a street.

b. Installation of cameras on street sweepers. The commissioner shall install cameras on all street sweepers and ensure such cameras are functioning during street cleaning operations. Such installation shall be completed within one year of the effective date of this section until all street sweepers are equipped with such cameras.

c. Photographing and reporting of parking violations. Starting one year after the effective date of this section, each street sweeper shall photograph parking violations and report such violations to the commissioner. The commissioner shall report such violations to the commissioner of finance and the police commissioner who may enforce such violations. Reports required by this subdivision shall include:

1. Two or more photographs, two or more microphotographs, a videotape or other recorded images of the vehicle at the time it is in violation a local law, rule or regulation provided for or regulating the parking, stopping or standing of a motor vehicle;

2. The date, time and location at which the photographs, microphotographs, videotape or other recorded images were taken;

3. The identification number or other reference of the camera, street sweeper and operator that recorded the violation; and

4. Any other information necessary and appropriate for the enforcement and adjudication of such violations.

d. Report. Not later than 180 days after the effective date of this section, and monthly thereafter, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of finance and the police commissioner, shall submit a report on each unique parking violation photographed and reported as required by subdivision c of this section to the mayor and the speaker of the council and shall post such report on the department’s website. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, a table in which each separate row references a unique parking violation and shall include, but not be limited to, the following information about each such parking violation for the previous month, set forth in separate columns:

1. The date of such violation;

2. The street and sanitation district where such violation occurred;

3. Whether such violation was enforced, and the date of such enforcement, if applicable; and

4. Any explanation as to why such violation was not enforced, if applicable.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of sanitation, the commissioner of finance and the police commissioner shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #2083

8/8/2022