Bill S6607-2011

Permits any remaining time available on a muni-meter receipt to be used at more than one parking location and providing for an affirmative defense

Permits any remaining time available on a muni-meter receipt to be used at more than one parking location and provides such receipt shall be an affirmative defense for a violation.

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  • Mar 2, 2012: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S6607

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting any remaining time available on a muni-meter receipt to be used at more than one parking location and providing for an affirmative defense

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To clarify the transferable nature of a muni-meter receipt from one parking location to another.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 19-167.2.

Section 1(a)states that a person shall be allowed to leave a muni-metered parking field or block prior to the expiration time on the muni-meter receipt and park at another muni-metered parking field for the remaining time left on the receipt.

Section 1 (b) defines the term "muni-meter receipt" and describes its proper use.

Section 1(c) provides for an affirmative defense.

JUSTIFICATION: The recent installation of electronic parking meters or "muni-meters", has led to some confusion over the receipt's transferability between parking locations, While the NYC Department of Transportation maintains that the receipts are transferable from location to location, the NYC Department of Finance continues to allow parking tickets to be processed that were issued as a result of this condition.

This bill has been introduced to clarify the confusion and ensure and ensure that a parking summons is only issued when the receipt is expired, missing, or improperly displayed.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6607 IN SENATE March 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 permitting any remaining time available on a muni-meter receipt to be used at more than one parking location and providing for an affirmative defense 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 19-167.2 to read as follows: S 19-167.2 MUNI-METER RECEIPTS; REMAINING TIME TRANSFERABLE. A. A PERSON SHALL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE A MUNI-METERED PARKING FIELD OR BLOCK PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION TIME INDICATED ON THE MUNI-METER RECEIPT AND PARK AT ANOTHER MUNI-METERED PARKING FIELD OR BLOCK FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME REMAINING ON SUCH RECEIPT. B. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "MUNI-METER RECEIPT" SHALL MEAN THE RECEIPT SHOWING THE AMOUNT OF PARKING TIME PURCHASED THAT IS DISPENSED BY AN ELECTRONIC PARKING METER AND MUST BE DISPLAYED IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE ON A VEHICLE'S DASHBOARD. C. IN ANY PROSECUTION OR PROCEEDING ALLEGING A MUNI-METER VIOLATION FOR EXPIRED TIME, IT SHALL BE AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO SUCH VIOLATION, WITH THE BURDEN OF PROOF ON THE PERSON WHO RECEIVED THE SUMMONS, THAT HE OR SHE DID IN FACT HAVE TIME REMAINING ON THE MUNI-METER RECEIPT. SUCH DEFENSE SHALL BE DEEMED ESTABLISHED IF SUCH PERSON PRODUCES THE ACTUAL MUNI-METER RECEIPT AT SUCH PROSECUTION OR PROCEEDING. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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