Relates to requiring evening court hours for the adjudication of parking violations; requires that hearing examiner be available until 7:00 p.m. at least one evening each week.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring evening court hours for parking violations
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require evening court hours for parking violations.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 2 of § 240 of the vehicle and traffic law adding a new paragraph (h) to provide for evening court hours for parking violations in a city with a population of one million or more_
JUSTIFICATION: Fines for parking violations have been increasing. This bill seeks to allow working people to contest parking tickets without having to take time off from work.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: A.1520-A/Transportation; S.5977/TRANSPORTATION 2011-12: A.993/transportation; S.3608/TRANSPORTATION
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1316 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring evening court hours for parking violations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 240 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph h to read as follows: H. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ONE TRAFFIC VIOLATION BUREAU OFFICE, AT ITS PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS, SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE HEARING EXAMINERS TO CONDUCT HEARINGS UNTIL 7:00 P.M. ONE EVENING EACH WEEK. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04150-01-3