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File #: Int 2201-2021    Version: * Name: Allowing motorcyclists to challenge parking violations electronically with photographic evidence.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/6/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing motorcyclists to challenge parking violations electronically with photographic evidence
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would permit owners and operators of motorcycles to digitally provide photographic evidence that parking was paid for at the time of an alleged parking violation. Such photographic evidence would be submitted to the Department of Finance through their website and serve as an affirmative defense to the alleged violation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2201, 2. Int. No. 2201, 3. January 6, 2021 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-6-21

Int. No. 2201

 

By Council Members Rivera and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing motorcyclists to challenge parking violations electronically with photographic evidence

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 19-214 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 15 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:

b. Notwithstanding any rule or regulation to the contrary, but subject to the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, where a notice of violation was issued to an owner or operator of a motor vehicle for the failure to display a muni-meter receipt, it shall be an affirmative defense to such violation that such owner or operator purchased parking time for the time such notice of violation was issued or up to five minutes thereafter from a muni-meter dispensing timed receipts valid for use at the location such notice of violation was issued. Evidence of the affirmative defense shall be the presentation, in person or by mail, of a valid muni-meter receipt for the time such notice of violation was issued or for up to five minutes thereafter or other suitable evidence as determined by the hearing officer that such parking time was purchased. When in such instance the motor vehicle is a motorcycle, evidence may be a digital photograph, submitted through the department’s website, of a valid muni-meter receipt for the time such notice of violation was issued or for up to five minutes thereafter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

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LS #12760

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