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File #: Int 1888-2020    Version: Name: Prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: 5/23/2021 Law number: 2021/061
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, James F. Gennaro, Peter A. Koo, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would prohibit all non-City owned or non-authorized motor vehicles from being used on City elevated boardwalks. It would also require that authorized city employees or contractors only use small utility vehicles under 2,400 pounds for activities on wooden boardwalk unless larger vehicles are necessary for construction, maintenance or public safety needs. Unauthorized persons who operate a motor vehicle on an elevated boardwalk would be subject to a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days imprisonment or a $1,000 fine or both, and a civil penalty between $500 and $1,000.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1888-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1888, 3. Int. No. 1888, 4. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2020, 7. Committee Report 4/12/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 4/12/21, 9. Hearing Transcript 4/12/21, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1888-A - 4/20/21, 11. Committee Report 4/21/21, 12. Hearing Transcript 4/21/21, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-22-21, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 22, 2021, 17. Int. No. 1888-A (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 20. Local Law 61
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Int. No. 1888-A

 

By Council Members Treyger, Gennaro, Koo and Brooks-Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting vehicles on boardwalks

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-108.2 to read as follows:

§ 18-108.2 Vehicles prohibited on boardwalks. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Authorized person. The term “authorized person” means an employee or contractor of the city engaged in the performance of such person’s assigned duties.

Elevated boardwalk. The term “elevated boardwalk” means a footpath, walkway or causeway built above sand or marshy ground along a beach or waterfront.

Motor vehicle. The term “motor vehicle” means a vehicle designed to be operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power or a utility vehicle, except motor vehicle shall not mean an electrically-driven mobility device operated or driven by a person with a disability.

Utility vehicle. The term “utility vehicle” means a vehicle that is propelled by any power other than muscular power and is designed to perform maintenance work and carry small loads of equipment.

b. No person other than an authorized person may operate a motor vehicle on an elevated boardwalk under the jurisdiction of the commissioner.

c. Authorized persons shall only use utility vehicles that weigh under 2400 pounds and carry no more than six people when operating a motor vehicle on a principally wooden elevated boardwalk, except that authorized persons may use other motor vehicles if necessary to provide public safety, maintenance or construction services.

d. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by not more than 90 days imprisonment or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment. Such person shall also be liable for a civil penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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