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File #: Int 2200-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring the PD to report on vehicles towed due to registration-related violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 1/6/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the police department to report on vehicles towed due to registration-related violations
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) to develop and publish guidance for determining whether a motor vehicle with an alleged registration-related violation shall be towed. This bill would also require NYPD to issue a quarterly report on the number of vehicles towed due to an alleged registration-related violation. Such report would be submitted to the Mayor and City Council and would be posted on the NYPD website. The first report would be due on August 1, 2021.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2200, 2. Int. No. 2200, 3. January 6, 2021 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-6-21

Int. No. 2200

 

By Council Members Rivera and Louis

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the police department to report on vehicles towed due to registration-related violations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Report on towed motor vehicles. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the New York city police department.

Registration-related violation. The term “registration-related violation” means a violation of section 4-08(j)(1), 4-08(j)(3), 4-08(j)(4), 4-08(j)(5) or 4-08(j)(8) of title 34 of the rules of the city of New York.

b. No later than August 1, 2021, the department shall develop and publish on the department’s website guidance for determining whether a motor vehicle with an alleged registration-related violation shall be towed. Such guidance shall be specific as to whether the motor vehicle is a car, motorcycle or other motor vehicle.

c. Nothing contained in subdivision b or in the administration or application hereof shall be construed as creating a right to be subject to civil or criminal enforcement or prosecution in connection with any alleged specified unlawful act or a private right of action on the part of any persons or entity against the city of New York, the department, or any official or employee thereof.

d. No later than August 1, 2021, and within 30 days of the beginning of each quarter thereafter, the department shall post on its website and deliver to the speaker of the council and mayor a report on vehicles that have been towed in the previous quarter due to a registration-related violation. The information contained in this report shall be disaggregated by the alleged registration-related violation, the precinct in which the vehicle was towed and whether the vehicle is a car, motorcycle or other motor vehicle.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately and expires and is deemed repealed three years after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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