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File #: Int 0278-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring photographs to be included with certain notices of violation for parking violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/10/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photographs to be included with certain notices of violation for parking violations.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Vincent J. Gentile, Carlos Menchaca, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 10

Int. No. 278

 

By Council Members Vacca, Cabrera, Chin, Constantinides, Koo, Mendez, Richards, Gentile, Menchaca and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photographs to be included with certain notices of violation for parking violations.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Subdivision a of section 19-204 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

a. The notice of violation shall contain information advising the person charged of the manner and the time in which he or she may plead either guilty or not guilty to the charge alleged in the notice.  Such notice of violation shall also contain a warning to advise the person charged that failure to plead in the manner and time provided shall be deemed, for all purposes, an admission of liability and that default judgment may be rendered.  Commencing January 1, 2015 and concluding December 31, 2015, in one or more community districts designated by the department, there shall be a pilot program regarding the use of photographs with certain violations as indicated below.  During the time and at the location of such pilot, any notice of violation issued for stopping, standing or parking in bus stops, in zones reserved for persons with disabilities, in bicycle lanes, in crosswalks, on sidewalks, closer than fifteen feet to a fire hydrant, or alleging failure to display a required document or license plate, shall also contain a photograph evidencing the violation.  The form and wording of the notice of violation shall be prescribed by the director.  A copy of each notice of violation served shall be filed and retained by the bureau, and shall be deemed a record kept in the ordinary course of business, and shall be prima facie evidence of the facts contained therein.

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

 

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Int. No. 231A/2010

LS # 720/2014

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