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File #: Int 1412-2019    Version: Name: Removing vehicles obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: 1/10/2020 Law number: 2020/013
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to removing vehicles obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Corey D. Johnson, Justin L. Brannan, Keith Powers , The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Carlina Rivera , Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Paul A. Vallone, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would provide that Police Department tow trucks may remove unattended vehicles that are obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane if the vehicle poses a threat to safety or would inhibit the safe and expeditious passage of MTA buses. This bill would also require the Police Department to issue a report in January of 2021 that includes, for each month in 2020, the number of vehicles towed disaggregated by police precinct.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1412-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1412, 3. Int. No. 1412, 4. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19, 6. Committee Report 3/27/19, 7. Hearing Testimony 3/27/19, 8. Hearing Transcript 3/27/19, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1412-A - 12/3/19, 10. Committee Report 12/10/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 12/10/19, 12. December 10, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement Intro 1412-A, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-19
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/10/2020ARobert F. Holden City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/2020ARobert F. Holden Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019ARobert F. Holden City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019ARobert F. Holden City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019*Robert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019*Robert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019*Robert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2019ARobert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/27/2019*Robert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/27/2019*Robert F. Holden Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2019*Robert F. Holden City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2019*Robert F. Holden City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1412-A

By Council Members Holden, the Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Brannan, Powers, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Chin, Constantinides, Rivera, Kallos, Ayala, Vallone and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to removing vehicles obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-184 to read as follows:

§ 14-184 Removal of vehicles obstructing traffic. When a vehicle is situated so as to constitute an obstruction of a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane, or bus lane and such vehicle is unattended or the person in charge of such vehicle has not arranged for its immediate removal, a person designated by the commissioner may direct its removal by a police department tow truck upon a determination that such vehicle poses a threat to safety or would inhibit the safe and expeditious passage of buses operated by the metropolitan transportation authority.

§ 2. No later than January 30, 2021, the police department shall post on its website and submit to the speaker of the council a report on the number of vehicles towed by the department in 2020 that were obstructing a sidewalk, crosswalk, fire hydrant, bicycle lane or bus lane, disaggregated by the police precinct in which such vehicles were located and by the month in which such vehicles were towed.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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