File #: Int 0049-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring towing companies to remove debris from the scene of an accident.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 2/24/2022
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 , Farah N. Louis, Eric Dinowitz, Jennifer GutiƩrrez, Vickie Paladino
Council Member Sponsors: 6
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 the Directed Accident Response Program (DARP) from charging for such cleanup, unless authorized by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 49, 2. Int. No. 49, 3. February 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 24, 2022

Int. No. 49

 

By Council Members Holden, Yeger, Louis, Dinowitz, Gutiérrez and Paladino

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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