File #: Int 0606-2022    Version: * Name: Motor vehicles idling adjacent to and within New York city parks, green spaces and playgrounds.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 8/11/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to motor vehicles idling adjacent to and within New York city parks, green spaces and playgrounds
Sponsors: Alexa Avilés, Chi A. Ossé, Sandy Nurse, Christopher Marte, James F. Gennaro, Lincoln Restler, Shahana K. Hanif, Sandra Ung, Mercedes Narcisse, Julie Won, Shekar Krishnan, Robert F. Holden, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Rita C. Joseph, Julie Menin, Erik D. Bottcher, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Marjorie Velázquez, Nantasha M. Williams, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Amanda Farías
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require the New York Police Department, Parks Department and Department of Sanitation to issue summonses, notices of violation and/or appearance tickets to motor vehicles idling adjacent to New York City parks, green spaces and playgrounds for longer than one minute.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 606, 2. Int. No. 606, 3. August 11, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-11-22

Int. No. 606

 

By Council Members Avilés, Ossé, Nurse, Marte, Gennaro, Restler, Hanif, Ung, Narcisse, Won, Krishnan, Holden, Gutiérrez, Joseph, Menin, Bottcher, Brooks-Powers, Velázquez, Williams, De La Rosa and Farías

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to motor vehicles idling adjacent to and within New York city parks, green spaces and playgrounds

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision (f) of section 24-163 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 5 for the year 2009, is amended as follows:

(f) No person shall cause or permit the engine of a motor vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer than one minute if such motor vehicle is adjacent, as determined by rule, to any public school under the jurisdiction of the New York city department of education or to any non-public school that provided educational instruction to students in any grade from pre-kindergarten to the twelfth grade level, or adjacent to or within any park, green space or playground under the jurisdiction of the New York city department of parks and recreation, while parking as defined in section one hundred twenty-nine of the vehicle and traffic law, standing as defined in section one hundred forty-five of the vehicle and traffic law, or stopping as defined in section one hundred forty-seven of the vehicle and traffic law, unless the engine is used to operate a loading, unloading or processing device, and provided that idling of an engine of a school bus may be permitted to the extent necessary: (1) for mechanical work; (2) to maintain an appropriate temperature for passenger comfort; or (3) in emergency evacuations where necessary to operate wheelchair lifts. It shall be an affirmative defense that any such school, park, green space or playground was not easily identifiable as a school, park, green space or playground by signage or otherwise at the time a violation of this subdivision occurred

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

APM

LS #8715

6/16/2022