Increases the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking spaces.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6595 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 22, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMEL -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking places THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1203-e of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 65 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: S 1203-e. Dumping snow onto parking places for handicapped prohibited. Any person who knowingly dumps or shovels snow onto a parking place for handicapped persons rendering such place unusable for parking purposes shall be subject to a fine of
[twenty-five]ONE HUNDRED FIFTY dollars for the first offense and a fine not to exceed [one]THREE hundred dollars for every offense thereafter. However, a local or municipal government may, by local law or ordinance, establish fines higher than those established in this section, but in no instance shall the fines exceed TWO HUNDRED fifty dollars for the first offense or [two]FIVE hundred dollars for the second or subsequent offense. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10373-01-1