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.
Ayes (58): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Nays (3): Fuschillo, Ranzenhofer, Skelos
Excused (1): Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S5977
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 section 240 of the vehicle and traffic law adding a new paragraph h to provide for evening court hours for parking violations one night a week until 7:00 p.m. in the city of New York
JUSTIFICATION : Fines for parking violations have been increasing. This bill seeks to allow working people to contest parking tickets in person without having to take time off from work.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : This legislation was previously introduced.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5977 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 19, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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. LBD03973-05-9