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File #: Int 1703-2017    Version: * Name: Notification of changes to parking and traffic restrictions.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 9/7/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notification of changes to parking and traffic restrictions
Sponsors: Alan N. Maisel
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: In order to better facilitate communication between city residents and the NYC Department of Transportation, this bill would require the Department to mark new parking and traffic signs with a notification sign that says new, in capital letters, on a mounted metal sign. The notification would remain in place for at least 30 days and to create awareness, the current grace period given for parking violations issued in an area affected by the new restriction would be extended from five days to seven.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Grace Period Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1703, 2. Int. No. 1703, 3. September 7, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1703

 

By Council Member Maisel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notification of changes to parking and traffic restrictions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-175.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-175.2 Notification of changes in parking restrictions. a. Following any permanent change in parking restrictions posted by the department, the department shall post notice, in the affected areas, indicating the effective date of such change. Such notice shall contain the word “new” in capital letters, shall be on conventional signage and shall remain in place for at least 30 days. For purposes of this section, conventional signage is defined as a mounted metal sign. An owner of a motor vehicle parked in the affected areas who receives a notice of a parking violation that occurred within [five] seven days of posting of the notice of the parking restriction change shall have an affirmative defense that the vehicle of the owner was parked in compliance with the applicable parking restriction that was in effect prior to such change. Within one business day of making a permanent change in parking restrictions, such change will be reflected on the website containing parking restrictions as required by section 19-175.1 [of the code]. The department shall provide an option to receive email updates related to new parking restrictions on the email updates webpage on the department’s website.

§ 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 19-175.6 to read as follows:

§ 19-175.6 Notification of changes in traffic restrictions. a. Following any permanent change in traffic restrictions adopted by the department, the department shall post notice in the affected areas. Such notice shall contain the word “new” in capital letters, shall be on conventional signage and shall remain in place for at least 30 days. For purposes of this section, conventional signage is defined as a mounted metal sign.

b. The commissioner shall reflect new traffic restrictions on the departmental website containing parking restrictions as required by section 19-175.1.

c. The department shall provide an option to receive email updates related to new traffic restrictions on the email updates webpage on the department’s website.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law; provided, however, the commissioner of transportation shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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