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File #: Int 0738-2011    Version: * Name: Making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., James Vacca, James G. Van Bramer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Peter F. Vallone, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Int. No. 738
 
By Council Members Dromm, Ferreras, Brewer, James, Koslowitz, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Recchia, Vacca, Van Bramer, Rodriguez, Koo, Levin and Vallone
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making the chaining, tying, or attaching of bicycles to street trees illegal.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-187 to read as follows:
§ 19-187 Attaching bicycles to street trees prohibited. a. For purposes of this section, the term "street tree" shall be defined as a tree under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of parks and recreation in accordance with section 18-104 of the code.
      b. No person shall chain, tie, or otherwise attach a bicycle to a street tree.
c. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of parks and recreation, shall promulgate by rule any penalty for any violations of this section.
d. Where a summons or notice of violation is issued for a violation of subdivision b of this section, the bicycle may be seized and impounded as provided in section 19-176 of the code.
e. The provisions of this section may be enforced by designated employees of the department, and also the police department, the department of sanitation, the department of parks and recreation.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment.
 
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LS#: 2887
Date: 12/8/11