Relates to prohibiting school buses from parking overnight on a city street.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to overnight school bus parking on city streets
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation will prohibit school buses from parking on city streets overnight.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 19-608 that prohibits school buses operated by or pursuant to a contract with the board of education from parking overnight on a city street.
Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: School buses should not be allowed to overtake city streets for use of parking such vehicles overnight.
Many residential neighborhoods that contain a school already bear the burden of congestion on their local streets due to daily drop-offs and pick-ups of school children during the week. This can often cause significant difficulties for these residents in their ability to get in and out of their homes and find parking in their neighborhoods.
A recent trend in certain neighborhoods has resulted in school buses parking overnight only worsening an already difficult parking situation on city streets. Residents should not be required to compete with these large vehicles and the owners of these buses should be required to provide necessary offsite overnight parking.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6188 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 overnight school bus parking on city streets THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-608 to read as follows: S 19-608 OVERNIGHT PARKING ON A CITY STREET. NO SCHOOL BUS OPERATED BY OR PURSUANT TO A CONTRACT WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL PARK OVER- NIGHT ON A CITY STREET. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13129-01-3