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File #: Int 1579-2019    Version: * Name: Creating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, (by request of the Queens Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a parking permit for vehicles owned or operated by an individual who has been certified by a physician as experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy (any pregnancy which results in impaired mobility). The permit would only be used for parking a vehicle where parking is prohibited by sign or rule, or allowing a vehicle to stand where standing is prohibited by sign or rule. Furthermore, the permit would be issued within 30 days after the DOT receives an application, and would expire 30 days after the expected delivery date. The towing of a vehicle bearing this permit would be prohibited when the vehicle is being used in accordance with the purpose of the permit, except when the Police Department determines a public safety emergency exists.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1579, 2. Int. No. 1579, 3. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 6. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019

Int. No. 1579

 

By Council Member Rosenthal and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) (by request of the Queens Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-162.3 to read as follows:

§ 19-162.3 Permissible parking for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “difficult or complicated pregnancy” means any pregnancy which results in impaired mobility.

b. The commissioner shall issue a parking permit for a vehicle owned or operated by an individual who has been certified by a physician as experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy. Such parking permit shall be issued within thirty days of the department receiving an application and shall expire thirty days after the expected delivery date.

c. Such parking permit shall only be used for the purpose of parking a vehicle where parking is prohibited by sign or rule or allowing a vehicle to stand where standing is prohibited by sign or rule.

d. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, such parking permit shall not authorize the parking of a vehicle in a bus stop, a taxi-stand, within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant, a fire zone, a driveway, a crosswalk, a no stopping zone, a no standing zone, or where the vehicle would be double-parked.

e. Any misuse of a parking permit, as determined by the commissioner, issued pursuant to this section shall be sufficient cause for revocation of such parking permit.

f. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no vehicle bearing a permit issued pursuant to this section may be towed when such vehicle is being used in accordance with the purpose for which such permit was issued, except in public safety emergencies to be determined by the police department.

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

 

 

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LS 6275, 6403/Int. No. 984-2015

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