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File #: Int 1016-2009    Version: * Name: Permissible parking at senior centers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/10/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permissible parking at senior centers.
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Darlene Mealy, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Larry B. Seabrook, Kendall Stewart, David I. Weprin, Kenneth C. Mitchell
Council Member Sponsors: 10

Int. No. 1016

 

By Council Members Eugene, Gentile, James, Mealy, Nelson, Palma, Seabrook, Stewart, Weprin and Mitchell

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permissible parking at senior centers.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Subchapter 2 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-162.3 to read as follows:

§19-162.3 Permissible parking at senior centers.  (a)  For the purposes of this section “senior citizens center” shall mean a multi-purpose community facility with regular operating hours and staff that provide a variety of health, social, nutritional, and educational services and recreational activities for senior citizens.

(b)  Notwithstanding any local law, regulation or rule to the contrary, but subject to the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, the department shall designate the roadway adjacent to the front entrance of a senior citizens center as a senior center parking area, solely for the use of any passenger vehicle owned, registered or leased by a senior citizen who attends a senior citizen center between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on days when such senior citizen center is open for services and activities, provided that such vehicle displays an appropriate vehicle permit in accordance with the rules of the department.

(c)  For a senior citizen center where the department determines that it is not feasible to designate a parking area adjacent to the front entrance, the department shall designate a senior center parking area for senior citizens who attend such senior citizen center’s services at a distance no greater than one block from the senior citizen center’s front entrance.

(d)  A senior center may petition the department for a time extension, no greater than 2 hours for its senior center parking area at least two weeks before the date for which such extension is requested.

(e)  The hearing officer shall dismiss any notice of violation issued to the owner of a passenger vehicle parked in a designated senior citizen center parking area upon receipt from the owner, in person or by mail, other suitable evidence showing compliance with the law, including evidence showing that the owner of such passenger vehicle was a senior citizen, evidence of attendance by such senior at a service or activity at a senior center.

§2 This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.

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LS# 6879

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03/24/09