Bill S3574-2015

Requires a permit for the assembly of motorcycles where motorcyclists assemble to ride

Requires a permit for the assembly of motorcycles where motorcyclists assemble to ride.

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  • Feb 12, 2015: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S3574

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a permit for the assembly of motorcycles

PURPOSE:

The Purpose of this legislation is to require a permit for the assembly of fifty or more motorcyclist to meet and ride. Applications must contain planned route and may be subject to review and comment by both the New York City Department of Transportation and relevant community board or boards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Creates the need for a permit for groups of fifty motorcyclists or more to assemble and ride.

Creates a fee associated with permit application or renewal. Requires planned route be admitted with application.

Creates the ability for review and comment by the New York City Department of Transportation and relevant community board or boards. Shall take effect 180 days after signed into law

JUSTIFICATION:

Strengthening the permitting and ensure communities are notified are necessary to mitigate damages of out of control motorcycle gathering. In New York City, demonstrators need a permit to assemble on Public streets, but motorcyclists can assemble by the hundreds. Given the noise, exhaust, safety hazards associated with mass gatherings, we are creating a NYPD permit approval process so they can make informed decision based on safety concerns, We believe any gathering of 50 motorcycles or more would need this NYPD permit to assembly. This permit application would include a route plan detailing where the motorcyclists intend to ride (after all, the routes for hundreds of motorcyclists aren't spontaneously decided). That way Community Boards and other stakeholders be notified when a route plan is going to affect the neighborhood. Police can also monitor activity and ensure all participants are properly licensed and registered.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3574 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 12, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, DILAN, HOYLMAN, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a permit for the assembly of motorcycles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subchapter 8 of chapter 1 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new article 6 to read as follows: ARTICLE 6 ASSEMBLY OF MOTORCYCLES SECTION 27-549.5 ASSEMBLY OF MOTORCYCLES. S 27-549.5 ASSEMBLY OF MOTORCYCLES. A. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR MORE THAN FIFTY MOTORCYCLISTS TO GATHER AS AN ASSEMBLY AND RIDE UNLESS AND UNTIL A PERMIT THEREFOR SHALL HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT. B. THE APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMIT AND SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE IN A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL INCLUDE THE PLANNED ROUTE FOR SUCH ASSEMBLY. C. THE FEE FOR A PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE THE AMOUNT PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 28-112.8 OF THIS CODE. AN APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMIT OR RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FEE. D. PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL OR REJECTION OF THE APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMIT, BOTH THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELEVANT COMMUNITY BOARD OR BOARDS SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON SAID APPLICATION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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