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File #: Int 1938-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring towing companies to remove debris from the scene of an accident.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 5/13/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring towing companies to remove debris from the scene of an accident
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require any towing company removing a vehicle from the scene of an accident to clean up any debris deposited upon the roadway by the damaged vehicle. The bill would also prohibit any towing company removing a vehicle from the scene of an accident at the direction of the police department pursuant to DARP from charging for such cleanup, unless authorized by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1938, 2. Int. No. 1938, 3. May 13, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-13-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 13, 2020

Int. No. 1938

 

By Council Members Holden and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring towing companies to remove debris from the scene of an accident

 

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 towing company that removes a vehicle from the scene of a vehicular accident shall remove all debris deposited upon the roadway by such vehicle. A towing company that removes a vehicle from the scene of a vehicular accident at the direction of the police department pursuant to this section shall not charge for such removal of debris from the roadway except to the extent authorized by the commissioner by rule.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

CJM

LS #13808

03/30/2020