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File #: Int 1355-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the police dept to inform car accident victims on the directed accident response program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to inform car accident victims on the directed accident response program
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Eric A. Ulrich, Kalman Yeger , Mark Gjonaj , Chaim M. Deutsch, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andy L. King, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Bill Perkins
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require any New York City police officer that responds to a car accident to inform the parties involved of the city’s Directed Accident Response Program, and how to determine whether a tow truck arriving at the scene is the one designated by the New York City Police Department.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1355, 2. Int. No. 1355, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1355

 

By Council Members Holden, Ulrich, Yeger, Gjonaj, Deutsch, Richards, Salamanca, King, Menchaca, Reynoso and Perkins

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to inform car accident victims on the directed accident response program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 20-518 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 6 to read as follows:

6. A police officer arriving at the scene of a vehicular accident shall inform a person in charge of a disabled vehicle of towing procedures under the directed accident response program, which shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(a) The police department’s procedures under the directed accident response program;

(b) The rights and responsibilities of any person in charge of a disabled vehicle relating to such person’s disabled vehicle;

(c) How to determine whether a tow truck is licensed pursuant to section 20-498 of this subchapter;

(d) How to determine whether a tow truck is the tow truck directed by police officers to tow the disabled vehicle pursuant to the directed accident response program; and

(e) How to report a tow truck that attempts to tow a disabled vehicle and is either unlicensed or is not the tow truck directed by police officers to tow the disabled vehicle.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

JEF

LS #8506

12/5/2018