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File #: Res 1355-2017    Version: * Name: Increase the penalty on commercial vehicles that park in residential neighborhoods.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature, and the Governor, to enact legislation to increase the penalty on commercial vehicles that park in residential neighborhoods, in violation of existing rules and regulations on such vehicles to up to $400 for the first offense.
Sponsors: I. Daneek Miller, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Res. No. 1355

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature, and the Governor, to enact legislation to increase the penalty on commercial vehicles that park in residential neighborhoods, in violation of existing rules and regulations on such vehicles to up to $400 for the first offense. 

 

By Council Members Miller, Salamanca, Barron, Gentile and Chin

 

Whereas, New York City rules and regulations restrict when and where commercial vehicles may park; and

Whereas, Currently commercial vehicles may park for a maximum of three hours in areas where other parking rules and regulations are not in effect; and

Whereas, Moreover, commercial vehicles and trucks may not park in residential neighborhoods between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM; and

Whereas, In 2010, the State legislature enacted legislation authorizing New York City to increase the fine for tractor-trailer combinations, tractors, truck trailers and semi-trailers that park overnight in a residential neighborhood from $50 to up to $250 for the first offense and up to $500 for each subsequent offense within a six month period; and

Whereas, Communities throughout New York City continue to suffer from commercial vehicles parking in residential neighborhoods; and

Whereas, Illegal parking by commercial vehicles, especially large trucks, poses safety concerns for pedestrians and reduces parking that should be available to community residents; and

Whereas, Increasing the fine to $400 for the first offence will create an additional deterrent to commercial vehicles and trucks who park in residential neighborhoods; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature, and the Governor, to enact legislation to increase the penalty on commercial vehicles that park in residential neighborhoods, in violation of existing rules and regulations on such vehicles to up to $400 for the first offense.

 

 

 

 

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January 3, 2017