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File #: Int 0716-2015    Version: * Name: Establishing civil penalties for theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/11/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing civil penalties for theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle.
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Peter A. Koo, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: Currently, New York State law contains several criminal penalties for the theft of a motor vehicle or bicycle under statutes prohibiting larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The proposed bill would institute a civil penalty for any individual convicted under the Penal Law for larceny of a bicycle or motor vehicle, or the unauthorized use of a vehicle. For theft of a bicycle, the amount of the penalty would be between $500-$1,000 per bicycle, and for theft of a motor vehicle, the amount of the penalty would be between $5,000-$7,500 per vehicle. These penalties would be recoverable at the Environmental Control Board, and would be an addition to or as an alternative to any criminal penalties authorized by law. The civil penalty would also not limit any cause of action available to an individual or entity aggrieved by the acts applicable to this section.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 716, 2. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 4/15/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/15/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 4/15/15
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4/15/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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3/11/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 716
 
By Council Members Rodriguez, Koo and Rosenthal
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing civil penalties for theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
           Section 1. Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-192 to read as follows:
§ 19-192 Civil penalties for theft of bicycles and motor vehicles. a. Definitions. 1. "Bicycle" shall have the same meaning as in section 19-176 of this code.
2. "Motor vehicle" shall have the same meaning as in section one hundred twenty five of the vehicle and traffic law;  
             b. Any individual convicted of the theft of a bicycle or motor vehicle under one or more of the following sections of the penal law: 155.25, 155.30, 155.35, 155.40, 155.42, 165.05, 165.06 or 165.08 shall be liable for a civil penalty, recoverable at the environmental control board, of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars for each bicycle wrongfully taken, obtained or withheld, and of not less than five thousand dollars nor more than seven thousand five hundred dollars for each motor vehicle wrongfully taken, obtained, or withheld.  Such civil penalty shall be in addition to or as an alternative to any criminal penalties authorized by law and shall not limit or preclude any cause of action available to any person or entity aggrieved by any of the acts applicable to this section.  
§2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after enactment into law.
 
 
ENB
2/26/2015
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