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File #: Int 0045-2018    Version: * Name: Banning moving billboards.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to banning moving billboards
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would ban moving-billboards. These billboards are already illegal under the Rules of the city of New York; so the bill would codify 34 RCNY 4-12(j) and would help to address issues that billboards cause relating to: (1) street congestion, (2) street parking, (3) the City’s aesthetics, (4) pedestrian and driver visibility, (5) safety risks, and (6) exhaust fumes.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 45, 2. Int. No. 45, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 45

 

By Council Members Cohen and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to banning moving billboards

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. 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 Moving billboards. a. No person shall operate, stand, or park a vehicle on any street or roadway for the purpose of commercial advertising. Advertising notices relating to the business for which a vehicle is used may be put upon a motor vehicle when such vehicle is in use for normal delivery or business purposes, and not merely or mainly for the purpose of commercial advertising, provided that no portion of any such notice shall be reflectorized, illuminated, or animated, and provided that no such notice shall be put upon the top of the vehicle and that no special body or other object shall be put upon vehicles for commercial advertising purposes. Advertisements may be put upon vehicles licensed by the taxi and limousine commission in accordance with the commission's rules.

b. Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision a of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $500.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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