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File #: Int 0570-2018    Version: Name: Illegible parking signs.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: 8/23/2019 Law number: 2019/149
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to illegible parking signs
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would create an affirmative defense to parking violations issued to motorists who inadvertently park their cars in spots restricted by illegible parking signs. The defense of illegibility would protect motorists from unfair sanctions and possibly also serve as an incentive to replace or repair such illegible parking signs. This defense would apply when both sides of the sign are illegible and there are no other legible signs on the same blockface that apply to the same violation at the same parking space.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 570-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 570, 3. Int. No. 570, 4. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 10/29/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/29/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/29/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 570-A - 8/2/19, 9. Committee Report 7/22/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 7/22/19, 11. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement
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8/27/2019AMark Treyger City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/23/2019AMark Treyger Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2019AMark Treyger City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2019AMark Treyger City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Treyger Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Treyger Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019*Mark Treyger Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/2019AMark Treyger Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Mark Treyger Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Mark Treyger Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Mark Treyger City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Mark Treyger City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 570-A

 

By Council Members Treyger, Holden, Yeger, Kallos, Cohen, Levin and Vallone

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to illegible parking signs

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.7 to read as follows:

§ 19-175.7 Illegible parking signs. Notwithstanding any rule or regulation to the contrary, when a notice of violation is issued to an owner of a vehicle for failure to observe a parking sign, it shall be an affirmative defense to such violation, with the burden of proof on the vehicle owner charged with such notice of violation, that both sides of such sign were not legible. If there are other legible parking signs on the same blockface that apply to the parking space and parking violation at issue, such affirmative defense will not be available. The term “blockface” has the same meaning as set forth in section 19-167.4.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

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