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A01557 Summary:

BILL NOA01557
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02761
 
SPONSORRichardson
 
COSPNSRReyes, Sayegh
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1204, V & T L
 
Provides a fine of one thousand dollars for a person responsible for a trailer or semitrailer parked or left unattended in a city with a population of one million or more; makes certain exceptions.
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A01557 Actions:

BILL NOA01557
 
01/15/2019referred to transportation
01/08/2020referred to transportation
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A01557 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1557
 
SPONSOR: Richardson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to a fine for parked or unattended semitrailers or trailers on streets of a city with a population of one million or more   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, as amended by Chapter 193 of the Laws of 1974, to levy a fine for parked or unattended semitrailers or trailers on city streets.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill establishes a fine of $1,000 in cities with populations over 1 million for the illegal parking of a semitrailer or trailer on community streets or boulevards.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the owners or operators of illegally parked tractor-trailers or semitrailers are not fined. The owners can retrieve their vehicles by simply paying a $160 towing fee. For many tractor-trailer owners or operators, this $160 is a small price to pay compared to what it can cost to legally park a tractor-trailer in a city. The unfortunate result is that residents of many city neighborhoods who must endure crowded, exhaust filled streets are penalized while tractor trailer owners or operators - undeterred by a relatively small towing fee - flagrantly violate the law. A $1,000 fine for tractor-trailers that are illegally parked overnight would help to encourage the legal parking of these vehicles and help maintain the quality of life in our city neighbor- hoods.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The fines charged for illegal parking would offset any cost of enforce- ment of this law.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
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A01557 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1557
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to a  fine  for
          parked  or  unattended  semitrailers  or trailers on streets of a city
          with a population of one million or more

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 1204 of the vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 193 of the laws of 1974, is
     3  amended and a new paragraph 3 is added to read as follows:
     4    2. In any city with a population of one million or more, whenever  any
     5  police  officer,  or any person designated by the commissioner [of traf-
     6  fic], finds a semitrailer or trailer without a tractor or towing vehicle
     7  attached, parked or unattended on  any  city  street,  such  officer  or
     8  person  designated by the commissioner [of traffic] is hereby authorized
     9  to provide for the removal of such semitrailer or trailer to  a  garage,
    10  automobile  pound  or  other place of safety.  The owner or other person
    11  lawfully entitled to the possession of such semitrailer or trailer shall
    12  be subject to a fine of one thousand dollars.
    13    3. If a semitrailer or trailer without a  tractor  or  towing  vehicle
    14  attached  is parked and left unattended while it is connected to a state
    15  sanctioned film or television production,  the  owner  or  other  person
    16  lawfully entitled to the possession of such semitrailer or trailer shall
    17  not  be subject to the one thousand dollar fine as provided in paragraph
    18  two of this subdivision.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04502-01-9
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