File #: Int 0178-2024    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the sale or distribution of fraudulent license plates.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale or distribution of fraudulent license plates
Sponsors: Oswald Feliz, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, Sandra Ung, Christopher Marte, Crystal Hudson, Gale A. Brewer, Justin L. Brannan, Alexa Avil├ęs, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would make it unlawful to sell or distribute a fraudulent license plate, including a fraudulent temporary license plate, and would set a civil penalty for such violation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 178, 2. Int. No. 178, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 178

 

By Council Members Feliz, Restler, Schulman, Ung, Marte, Hudson, Brewer, Brannan and Avilés (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the sale or distribution of fraudulent license plates

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 10-182 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 22 for the year 2022, is amended to read as follows:

§ 10-182 Unlawful sale or distribution of materials that obscure license plates; unlawful sale or distribution of fraudulent license plates. a. It is unlawful for any person or entity to sell, offer for sale or distribute any artificial or synthetic material or substance for the purpose of application to the license plate of a motor vehicle that will, upon application to such license plate, conceal or obscure the number on such license plate or distort a recorded or photographic image of such license plate.

b. It is unlawful for any person or entity to sell, offer for sale or distribute a fraudulent license plate, including a fraudulent temporary license plate.

[b.] c. Authorized agents and employees of the police department, and of any other agency designated by the mayor, shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of subdivisions a and b of this section.

[c.] d. Civil penalty. 1. Any person who violates subdivision a of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than $300 for the first violation and not less than $500 for each subsequent violation, which may be recoverable in a proceeding before the office of administrative trials and hearings, pursuant to chapter 45-A of the charter.

2. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than  $1,000 for the first violation and not less than $2,000 for each subsequent violation, which may be recoverable in a proceeding before the office of administrative trials and hearings, pursuant to chapter 45-A of the charter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 45 days after it becomes law.

 

Session 13

LS #11628

1/22/24

 

 

Session 12

EH

LS #11628

4/4/23