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File #: Int 2182-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring parking sensors for certain city fleet and city contracted vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 12/10/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring parking sensors for certain city fleet and city contracted vehicles
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require all vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or greater in the City fleet and those operated pursuant to a contract with the City, entered into on or after June 1, 2021, to be equipped with parking sensors by no later than June 1, 2022.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2182, 2. Int. No. 2182, 3. December 10, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 10, 2020

Int. No. 2182

 

By Council Members Rodriguez and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring parking sensors for certain city fleet and city contracted vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 6-145 to read as follows:

§ 6-145 Parking sensors for certain city fleet and city contracted vehicles. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

City contracted vehicle. The term “city contracted vehicle” means any large vehicle that is utilized on a weekly or more frequent basis within the city to fulfill requirements material to the scope of a contract registered with the comptroller. This definition does not include agency on-call emergency contracts, including on-call storm emergency contracts, or the following types of contracts that are governed by rules of the procurement policy board: emergency procurements; intergovernmental contracts; government to government contracts; and contracts for the provision of work or services by public utilities.

Department. The term “department” means the department of citywide administrative services.

Large vehicle. The term "large vehicle" means a motor vehicle with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 pounds. "Large vehicle" does not include vehicles on which parking sensor installation is deemed impractical by the department pursuant to subdivision c of this section.

Parking sensor. The term “parking sensor” means a device fit to the side, front or back of a vehicle designed to alert the driver to obstacles while reversing and while parking a vehicle.

b. Parking sensors. 1. No later than June 1, 2022, all large vehicles in the city fleet shall be equipped with parking sensors.

2. No later than June 1, 2022, all city contracted vehicles shall be equipped with parking sensors. Such requirement shall only apply to contracts entered into on or after June 1, 2021.

c. The department may promulgate any rules necessary to administer the provisions of this section, including but not limited to rules establishing parking sensor specifications that depart from the default specifications set forth in subdivision a of this section when such departure is deemed necessary by the department, as well as rules governing when the installation of parking sensors on certain city vehicles is impractical and would not be required or would disrupt a provision of public safety or public health services, or where written exemptions may be authorized, including due to limitations in vendor capacity to supply parking sensors. Such rules may include exemptions for city-owned trucks that are in the order cycle for replacement. The department shall be authorized to inspect parking sensors and parking sensor specifications for compliance with the requirements of this section.

d. Enforcement. All agency contracts involving city contracted vehicles shall contain the requirements of this section, and shall be enforced as part of each agency’s oversight with respect to each contract. The department shall provide technical guidance to each contracting agency with respect to their oversight responsibilities pursuant to this section. Contract requirements shall include, but not be limited to, a penalty of up to $5,000 for each city contracted vehicle that is found to be out of compliance with the requirements of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately, provided, however, that the provisions of subdivision d of section 6-145, as added by this local law, shall apply to contracts registered by the comptroller on or after June 1, 2021, and shall not apply to renewals, exemptions or modifications of contracts entered into prior to June 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS/JSA

LS 13756

12/2/2020