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File #: Int 1188-2018    Version: * Name: Penalizing the removal of license plates and registration stickers from motor vehicles and increasing the penalty for leaving, abandoning, dismantling or removing components from motor vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to penalizing the removal of license plates and registration stickers from motor vehicles and increasing the penalty for leaving, abandoning, dismantling or removing components from motor vehicles
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would create a penalty for removing license plates and registration stickers from vehicles parked on public streets and in public areas. This bill would also increase the current penalties for abandoning, leaving, dismantling, or removing components from motor vehicles.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1188, 2. Int. No. 1188, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/29/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/29/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/29/19

Int. No. 1188

 

By Council Members Gjonaj, Brannan, Holden and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to penalizing the removal of license plates and registration stickers from motor vehicles and increasing the penalty for leaving, abandoning, dismantling or removing components from motor vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivisions f, g and h of section 16-122 of the administrative code of the city of New York are amended to read as follows:

f. It shall be unlawful for any person to dismantle, or to remove any component part of any motor vehicle in any marginal or public street or any public area, whether or not such vehicle is owned by such person. For the purposes of this subdivision, the term “component” includes any sign or sticker affixed to a vehicle displaying a series of letters or numbers and indicating that the vehicle has been registered with a state-level government agency that administers vehicle registration and driver licensing.

g. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of subdivision e or f of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than [one hundred dollars] $500, or imprisonment for not more than one year.

h. Any person violating the provisions of subdivision b or c of this section shall be liable and responsible for a civil penalty of not less than [twenty-five dollars] $100 nor more than [one hundred dollars] $500.

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

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