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File #: Int 1602-2017    Version: * Name: Authorizing free muni-meter parking for electric vehicles on Saturdays and providing for the subsequent repeal of such authorization.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/10/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing free muni-meter parking for electric vehicles on Saturdays and providing for the subsequent repeal of such authorization
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Costa G. Constantinides, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed local law would amend § 19-101 by reorganizing the definitions to conform to alphabetical order, and it would also add a new definition for “muni-meter” to the section. The proposed legislation would also permit free parking at muni-meters for owners of electric vehicles. This benefit would be limited to one day a week, on Saturdays.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1602, 2. Int. No. 1602, 3. May 10, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1602

By Council Members Levine, Constantinides and Gentile

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing free muni-meter parking for electric vehicles on Saturdays and providing for the subsequent repeal of such authorization

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 19-101 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 71 for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-101 Definitions. Whenever used in this title:

[a. "Commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of transportation.

b. "Department" shall mean the department of transportation.

c. "Street" has the meaning ascribed thereto in subdivision thirteen of section 1-112 of this code.

d. "Sidewalk" shall mean that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, but not including the curb, intended for the use of pedestrians.

e. "Asphalt" shall mean a dark brown to black bitumen pitch that melts readily and which appears in nature in asphalt beds or is produced as a by-product of the petroleum industry.

f. "Asphaltic concrete" or "asphalt paving" shall mean a mixture of liquid asphalt and graded aggregate used as paving material.

g. "I-4 mix" shall mean a type of heavy duty asphaltic concrete mix containing 0.75 inch (19mm) nominal maximum size aggregate with 25% to 50% of the aggregate capable of passing through a No. 8 sieve and in which all sand contained in the mix is crushed.

h. "Reclaimed asphalt pavement" shall mean asphalt pavement that has been processed for reuse in asphaltic concrete.]

Asphalt.  The term “asphalt" means a dark brown to black bitumen pitch that melts readily and which appears in nature in asphalt beds or is produced as a by-product of the petroleum industry.

Asphaltic concrete or asphalt paving. The term "asphaltic concrete" or "asphalt paving" means a mixture of liquid asphalt and graded aggregate used as paving material.

Commissioner. The term "commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.

Department. The term "department" means the department of transportation.

I-4 mix. The term “I-4 mix" means a type of heavy duty asphaltic concrete mix containing 0.75 inch (19mm) nominal maximum size aggregate with 25% to 50% of the aggregate capable of passing through a No. 8 sieve and in which all sand contained in the mix is crushed.

Muni-meter. The term “muni-meter” means an electronic parking meter that dispenses timed receipts that must be displayed in a conspicuous place on a vehicle’s dashboard.

Reclaimed asphalt pavement. The term "reclaimed asphalt pavement" means asphalt pavement that has been processed for reuse in asphaltic concrete.

Sidewalk. The term "sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, but not including the curb, intended for the use of pedestrians.

Street. The term "street" has the meaning ascribed thereto in subdivision thirteen of section 1-112 of this code.

§ 2. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-163.3 to read as follows:

§ 19-163.3 Electric vehicle muni-meter parking. a. For purposes of this section, the term “electric vehicle” means a vehicle powered solely by an electric motor drawing current from rechargeable storage batteries, fuel cells, or other portable sources of electrical current, and does not include vehicles that are capable of being powered by fuels other than electricity.

b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person parking an electric vehicle at a muni-meter is required to activate such muni-meter on a Saturday.

c. The commissioner may adopt rules and regulations related to the identification of vehicles that are eligible under subdivision b of this section.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, and remains in effect until June 30 of the third year after such effective date, when it is deemed repealed. The commissioner of transportation shall take all measures necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

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4/21/2017