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File #: Int 0631-2015    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the issuance of multiple bus lane violation tickets for the same infraction within a one hour period.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/22/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the issuance of multiple bus lane violation tickets for the same infraction within a one hour period.
Sponsors: Alan N. Maisel, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: Recent media reports have documented instances of drivers receiving multiple summonses for driving in a designated bus lane. It appears that some of the drivers may not have been aware of the existence of the bus lane, and it some cases accumulated summonses in the hundreds of dollars. Thus, this law would not permit the issuance of more than one bus lane infraction within one hour period.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 631
Int. No. 631
 
By Council Members Maisel, Espinal, Gentile and Koo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the issuance of multiple bus lane violation tickets for the same infraction within a one hour period.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title nineteen of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 17-175.5 to read as follows:
§ 19-175.5 Bus lanes violations. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
      1. "Bus lane restrictions" means  restrictions  on  the  use  of designated  traffic lanes by vehicles other than buses imposed on routes within a bus rapid transit demonstration program by local law and  signs erected  by  the department of transportation of a city that establishes such a demonstration program pursuant to section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law.
2. "Designated bus lane" means a lane dedicated for the exclusive use of buses with the exceptions allowed under 4-08(a)(3) and 4-12(m) of title 34 of the rules of the city of New York.
b. Notwithstanding any other law, rule or regulation, when bus lane restrictions are in effect on a street, a vehicle in a designated bus lane shall be issued no more than one summons or notice of violation within a one hour period.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment.
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November 12, 2014