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File #: Int 0603-2014    Version: Name: Increasing civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/17/2014
Enactment date: 1/5/2016 Law number: 2016/004
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Jumaane D. Williams, Ben Kallos, Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Ritchie J. Torres, Fernando Cabrera , Andrew Cohen, Mark Levine, Costa G. Constantinides, Karen Koslowitz, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, David G. Greenfield, Stephen T. Levin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, James Vacca, Daniel R. Garodnick, Chaim M. Deutsch, Corey D. Johnson, Daniel Dromm , Darlene Mealy, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Summary: In 2014, the Council enacted Local Law 50, instituting civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. This bill would increase the civil penalties for those leaving the scene of an incident without reporting on more than one occasion. Repeat offenders would be subject to pay a civil penalty of up to $1,000 if property damage results from the incident; $2,00-$5,000 if a person is injured; $10,000-$15,000 if there is a serious injury; and $15,000-$20,000 if death results. The bill would also raise the maximum penalty for a first offense involving property damage to $1,000 and the penalty for a first offense resulting in death from $5,000-$10,000 to $10,000-$15,000.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 603-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 603, 4. Int. No. 603 - 12/17/14, 5. Committee Report 12/2/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 12/2/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 12/2/15, 8. Proposed Int. No. 603-A - 12/11/15, 9. Committee Report 12/15/15, 10. Hearing Transcript 12/15/15, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. December 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 603-A (FINAL), 15. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - December 16, 2015, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 16, 2015, 18. Local Law 4
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/5/2016AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/2016AJames G. Van Bramer Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/2016AJames G. Van Bramer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2015AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2015AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2015*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2015*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2015*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2015AJames G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/2/2015*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/2/2015*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 603-A

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Rodriguez, Chin, Gibson, Koo, Lander, Mendez, Richards, Rose, Vallone, Rosenthal, Williams, Kallos, Reynoso, Menchaca, Torres, Cabrera, Cohen, Levine, Constantinides, Koslowitz, Ferreras-Copeland, Greenfield, Levin, Espinal, Cumbo, Vacca, Garodnick, Deutsch, Johnson, Dromm, Mealy and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivisions a and b of section 19-191 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 50 for the year 2014, are amended to read as follows:

a. Except as provided in the vehicle and traffic law, in addition to or as an alternative to any penalties assessed thereunder, any driver who, knowing or having cause to know that damage has been caused to the real property or the personal property of another due to an incident involving the driver’s motor vehicle, leaves the scene of an incident without complying with all of the provisions of paragraph a of subdivision one of section six hundred of the vehicle and traffic law, shall be liable for a civil penalty, recoverable at the environmental control board, of not [more than] less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars for the first violation and not less than one thousand dollars nor more than two thousand dollars for a second or subsequent violation.

b. Except as provided in the vehicle and traffic law, in addition to or as an alternative to any penalties assessed thereunder, any driver who, knowing or having cause to know that physical injury has been caused to another person due to an incident involving the driver’s motor vehicle, leaves the scene of an incident without complying with all of the provisions of paragraph a of subdivision two of section six hundred of the vehicle and traffic law, shall be liable for a civil penalty, recoverable at the environmental control board, of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than two thousand dollars for the first violation and not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars for a second or subsequent violation, except where such injury is a serious physical injury, such driver shall be liable for a civil penalty, recoverable at the environmental control board, of not less than two thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars for the first violation and not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than fifteen thousand dollars for a second or subsequent violation, and where such injury results in death, such driver shall be liable for a civil penalty, recoverable at the environmental control board, of not less than [five] ten thousand dollars nor more than [ten] fifteen thousand dollars for the first violation and not less than fifteen thousand dollars nor more than twenty thousand dollars for a second or subsequent violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

KET 12/8/15 4:17PM

LS 2949/2014