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File #: Int 0708-2018    Version: * Name: Preventing businesses licensed by the department of consumer affairs from unlawfully parking on a sidewalk or crosswalk.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 3/7/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to preventing businesses licensed by the department of consumer affairs from unlawfully parking on a sidewalk or crosswalk
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Karen Koslowitz, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This local law would require that used car dealers and operator of garages and parking lots obey parking rules that prohibit parking on sidewalks and crosswalks. In the event of repeat violations, DCA would have discretion to suspend or revoke the entity’s license to operate in the City.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 708, 2. Int. No. 708, 3. March 7, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 708

By Council Members Van Bramer, Espinal, Brannan, Holden, Koslowitz and Ulrich

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to preventing businesses licensed by the department of consumer affairs from unlawfully parking on a sidewalk or crosswalk

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 20-268 of subchapter 11 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision i as follows:

                     i. It is a violation of this subchapter for any person licensed as a second-hand automobile dealer to: (i) stop, stand, or park any automobile on a sidewalk or crosswalk, and (ii) to violate rules promulgated pursuant to sections 1200 to 1203 of the vehicle and traffic law prohibiting stopping, standing or parking a vehicle on a sidewalk or crosswalk. The commissioner shall suspend or revoke the license of any licensee who violates this subdivision twice or more within a one-year period.

§ 2. Section 20-327 of subchapter 17 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

                     c. It is a violation of this subchapter for any licensee: (i) to stop, stand, or park any automobile on a sidewalk or crosswalk, or (ii) to violate rules promulgated pursuant to sections 1200 to 1203 of the vehicle and traffic law prohibiting stopping, standing or parking a vehicle on a sidewalk or crosswalk. The commissioner shall suspend or revoke the license of any licensee who violates this subdivision twice or more within a one-year period.

                     § 3. Section 20-508 of subchapter 31 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended as follows:

                     § 20-508. Storage facilities. a. Every licensee [which] who stores vehicles shall do so only on premises which meet such specifications as the commissioner shall establish by regulation for safeguarding property.

                     b. It is a violation of this subchapter for any licensee: (i) to stop, stand, or park any automobile on a sidewalk or crosswalk, or (ii) to violate rules promulgated pursuant to sections 1200 to 1203 of the vehicle and traffic law prohibiting stopping, standing or parking a vehicle on a sidewalk or crosswalk. The commissioner shall suspend or revoke the license of any licensee who violates this subdivision twice or more within a one-year period.

§ 4. Section 20-546 of subchapter 33 of chapter 2 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended as follows:

 § 20-546 Rules. a. The commissioner may make and promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.

b. It is a violation of this subchapter for any licensee: (i) to stop, stand, or park any automobile on a sidewalk or crosswalk, or (ii) to violate rules promulgated pursuant to sections 1200 to 1203 of the vehicle and traffic law prohibiting stopping, standing or parking a vehicle on a sidewalk or crosswalk. The commissioner shall suspend or revoke the license of any licensee who violates this subdivision twice or more within a one-year period.

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

 

LUR/JJD

LS 6349/Int. 1179-2016

LS 525

12/15/2017