Bill S3959-2011

Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions

Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions; further authorizes the city of Newburgh to provide for the appointment of hearing examiners.

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Actions

  • Aug 17, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.408
  • Aug 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 19, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 19, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.358
  • Jun 19, 2012: substituted for a9771
  • Mar 5, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Mar 5, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 5, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 5, 2012: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jan 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 24, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 23, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.90
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 14, 2011: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 13, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 7, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 6, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.987
  • Mar 10, 2011: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 6, 2011
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jan 23, 2012
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3959

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions

PURPOSE: Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal to handle all parking tickets.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new section to allow the City of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions. It also authorizes the City of Newburgh to provide for the appointment, through local law, of hearing examiners for such administrative adjudications from a list of eligible candidates in accordance with the provisions of Article 2-B of the Vehicle & Traffic Law. This bill is based on Chapter 627 of the Laws of 2005 which authorized the City of Utica to establish such an administrative tribunal.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, Newburgh is not authorized to establish an administrative tribunal to handle parking tickets.

JUSTIFICATION: Parking tickets in Newburgh are currently handled by the City Court which requires numerous hours of court time and use of court personnel. These tickets are rarely adjudicated because of the more serious criminal cases and infractions pending in the Newburgh City Court. Further, since these tickets are not adjudicated, the City of Newburgh loses significant revenue each year. This bill would help the City to adjudicate over 60,000 outstanding tickets and collect fines that are totaling over $3 million.

The City of Newburgh has requested this bill to reduce City Court case backlogs, increase traffic infraction penalty collections, to establish a more efficient way to manage the parking ticket system, and to establish a system whereby motorists would abide by the parking laws established by the City.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8311 of 2006 S.641 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The City of Newburgh anticipates to increase its collection of parking ticket revenues.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3959 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The city of Newburgh, acting through its governing body, is hereby authorized to establish an administrative tribunal for the adju- dication of parking infractions, subject to the provisions of article 2-B of the vehicle and traffic law. The city of Newburgh is in addition authorized to provide by local law for the appointment of hearing exam- iners for such administrative adjudications from a list of eligible candidates including, but not limited to, judges, magistrates or other officers within the city who have satisfied established standards, in accordance with the provisions of article 2-B of the vehicle and traffic law. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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