Grants 5 minute grace period for parking violations which occur at the expiration of a specified period of time or at a specific time.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing a 5 minute grace period for certain parking violations
PURPOSE: To allow a 5 minute grace period for certain parking violations.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new Section 1205 to allow a 5 minute grace period for certain parking violations.
JUSTIFICATION: Tickets should be issued to encourage compliance rather than punishing the least egregious offenders.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5243 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 15, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- 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 establishing a 5 minute grace period for certain parking violations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1205 to read as follows: S 1205. GRACE PERIOD FOR CERTAIN PARKING VIOLATIONS. WHEN PARKING IS PROHIBITED BY THIS ARTICLE OR BY LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, ORDER, RULE OR REGULATION UPON THE EXPIRATION OF A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME OR AT A SPECIFIED TIME, NO PENALTY SHALL BE IMPOSED, NOR SHALL ANY NOTICE OF VIOLATION BE ISSUED TO AN OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A VEHICLE UNLESS AND UNTIL FIVE MINUTES HAVE ELAPSED FROM THE TIME POSTED ON THE APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGN, SIGNAL, MARKING OR PARKING METER THAT DEMARCATES THE PROHIBITED PERIOD OF PARKING. THE ELAPSED TIME SHALL BE MEASURED FROM THE TIME POSTED ON SUCH TRAFFIC SIGN, SIGNAL, MARKING OR PARKING METER THAT DEMARCATES THE PROHIBITED PERIOD OF PARKING TO THE TIME PUBLISHED ON THE NOTICE OF VIOLATION, WITH THE PERIOD UP TO AND INCLUDING FIVE MINUTES PAST THE POSTED PROHIBITED PERIOD NOT CONSTITUTING A VIOLATION OF THE PROHIBITIONS POSTED ON THE TRAFFIC SIGN, SIGNAL, MARKING OR PARK- ING METER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10409-01-3