Bill S641-2009

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 officers.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 25, 2010: referred to transportation
  • Jun 25, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 25, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 25, 2010: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 25, 2010: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1208
  • Jun 25, 2010: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 3, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jul 16, 2009: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 26, 2009: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 20, 2009: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 19, 2009: 1ST REPORT CAL.385
  • May 6, 2009: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CODES
  • Jan 12, 2009: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 3, 2010
Ayes (7): Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Valesky, Thompson, Johnson C, Little, Bonacic
Excused (1): Morahan
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 25, 2010
Ayes (20): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins, Dilan, Klein, Valesky, Skelos, Johnson O, Volker, Farley, LaValle, Seward, Hannon, Saland
Nays (1): Parker
Absent (1): Padavan
Excused (1): Larkin

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S641

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 losses significant revenue each year. This bill would help the City to adjudicate over 60,000 outstanding tickets and collect tines 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

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the State.

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

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediate.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 641 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 12, 2009 ___________
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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