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File #: Int 0857-2015    Version: * Name: Increasing penalties for littering.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 7/23/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing penalties for littering
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Antonio Reynoso, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, James Vacca, Daniel R. Garodnick, Eric A. Ulrich, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would increase the fines for littering.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 857, 2. Committee Report 9/16/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 9/16/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 9/16/15

Int. No. 857

By Council Members Matteo, Reynoso, Mendez, Richards, Vacca, Garodnick, Ulrich and Borelli

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing penalties for littering

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 56 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

9. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of [not less than fifty dollars nor more than] two hundred fifty dollars, except that for a second violation of subdivision one, three, four, or six of this section within any twelve-month period, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of [not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than] three hundred fifty dollars and for a third or subsequent violation of subdivision one, three, four or six of this section within any twelve-month period such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of [not less than three hundred fifty dollars nor more than] four hundred fifty dollars.

§ 2. Subdivision 11 of section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 1 for the year 2003, is amended to read as follows:

11. In the event that a violator fails to answer such notice of violation, appearance ticket or summons within the time provided therefor by the rules and regulations of the environmental control board, he or she shall become liable for additional penalties. The additional penalties shall not exceed [four hundred fifty] six hundred seventy-five dollars for each violation.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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