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File #: Int 0428-2018    Version: * Name: Idling adjacent to a senior center.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to idling adjacent to a senior center
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: The local law amends Title 24 of the New York City Administrative Code, adding a new section (h) to 24-163 to prohibit idling for more than one minute adjacent to a plainly identified senior citizen center, effective immediately. The bill provides exemptions for when a vehicle is used to operate a loading, unloading or processing device, for mechanical work when required, to maintain an appropriate temperature for passenger comfort or in emergency evacuations where necessary to operate wheelchair lifts.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 428, 2. Int. No. 428, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 428

 

By Council Members Constantinides and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to idling adjacent to a senior center

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 24-163 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 38 for the year 2015, is amended to read as follows:

(a) No person shall cause or permit the engine of a motor vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer than three minutes, except as provided in subdivisions (f) and (h) of this section, while parking as defined in section one hundred twenty-nine of the vehicle and traffic law, standing as defined in section one hundred forty-five of the vehicle and traffic law, or stopping as defined in section one hundred forty-seven of the vehicle and traffic law, unless the engine is used to operate a loading, unloading or processing device. When the ambient temperature is in excess of forty degrees Fahrenheit, no person shall cause or permit the engine of a bus as defined in section one hundred four of the vehicle and traffic law to idle while parking, standing, or stopping (as defined above) at any terminal point, whether or not enclosed, along an established route.

§ 2. Section 24-163 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:

(h) No person shall cause or permit the engine of a motor vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer than one minute if such motor vehicle is adjacent, as determined by rule, to any senior center, as defined in section 21-201 of this code, while parking, as defined in section 129 of the vehicle and traffic law, standing as defined in section 145 of the vehicle and traffic law, or stopped as defined in section 147 of  the  vehicle and  traffic  law,  unless  the  engine  is  used  to operate a loading,  unloading or processing device, and provided that idling of an engine of a  vehicle used for the transport of senior citizens  may  be  permitted  to  the  extent  necessary:  (1) for  mechanical  work;  (2)  to  maintain  an  appropriate  temperature   for  passenger  comfort;  or  (3) in emergency evacuations where necessary to  operate wheelchair lifts. It shall be an affirmative defense that any such senior center was not easily identifiable as a senior center by signage or otherwise at the time a violation of this subdivision occurred.

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

 

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