New York City Council Header
File #: Int 0226-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring snowplows to be fitted with lights and audible warnings to prevent pedestrian deaths.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 3/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring snowplows to be fitted with lights and audible warnings to prevent pedestrian deaths.
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Inez D. Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Chaim M. Deutsch, Daniel Dromm , Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Alan N. Maisel, Rory I. Lancman, Ritchie J. Torres, Annabel Palma, Andrew Cohen, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: The bill would require all vehicles engaged in the removal of snow on roads, sidewalks, parking lots and pedestrian walkways to be equipped with flashing lights and audible warnings.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 226, 2. Committee Report 10/28/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 10/28/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 10/28/14

Int. No. 226

 

By Council Members Treyger, Barron, Chin, Cornegy, Deutsch, Dromm, Eugene, Koo, Lander, Levine, Mendez, Richards, Maisel, Lancman, Torres, Palma, Cohen, Espinal, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring snowplows to be fitted with lights and audible warnings to prevent pedestrian deaths.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-172 to read as follows:

§ 10-172 Snowplows.  All vehicles engaged in the removal of snow on roads, sidewalks, parking lots and pedestrian walkways shall be equipped with flashing lights and audible warnings no later than January first, two thousand sixteen.  The flashing lights will be operational at all times and the audible warnings will be operational between the hours of seven a.m. and ten p.m.  The audible warnings shall comply with section 24-218 of this code.

§ 2. Section 16-126 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subsdivision e to read as follows:

      e. All vehicles engaged in the removal of snow shall be equipped with flashing lights and audible warnings.  The flashing lights will be operational at all times and the audible warnings will be operational between the hours of seven a.m. and ten p.m.  The audible warnings shall comply with section 24-218 of this code.

§2. This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after enactment.

 

JCH

LS# 945

3/19/14