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A00983 Summary:

COSPNSRWalker, Cook, Mosley, D'Urso
MLTSPNSRBlake, Ortiz, Rivera, Skartados, Solages
Add §1640-q, V & T L
Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system.
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A00983 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing a residential parking permit system in the city of New York   PURPOSE: Provides for the City of New York to adopt a residential parking permit System.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new Sec.1640-p.   JUSTIFICATION: Parking in neighborhoods such as Downtown Brooklyn has become increas- ingly prohibitive for residents and local businesses alike. This legis- lation authorizes the New York City Council to adopt a residential park- ing permit system for the City of New York on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. A residential parking permit system would alleviate the many parking and environmental issues increased by non-residents using a particular neighborhood as a personal and free parking space for hours each day. These commuters augment an already congested area and generate needless traffic accidents and hazards, pedestrian fatalities, air and noise pollution. Not only are residents displaced, but local businesses are affected by the loss of business.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10 A.3957/S.1395 2008 S.8595/A.11681   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00983 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 10, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, WALKER, COOK, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored by
          --  M.  of A.  BLAKE, ORTIZ, RIVERA, SOLAGES -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
          a residential parking permit system in the city of New York

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
     2  a lack of parking for residents of the city of New York has resulted  in
     3  traffic  hazards,  congestion  and air and noise pollution. In addition,
     4  such lack of parking poses a hazard to residents and  other  pedestrians
     5  in such areas.
     6    The  legislature  further finds that a residential parking system will
     7  reduce such hazards and will reduce pollution levels as well. The legis-
     8  lature, therefore, declares the necessity of this act to  authorize  the
     9  city  of  New  York  to adopt a residential parking system in accordance
    10  with the provisions of this act.
    11    § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
    12  1640-q to read as follows:
    13    §  1640-q.  Residential  parking  system  in  the city of New York. 1.
    14  Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, the  city  of
    15  New  York  may,  by  adoption of a local law or ordinance, provide for a
    16  residential parking permit system and fix and  require  the  payment  of
    17  fees  applicable  to parking within certain areas of the city in accord-
    18  ance with the provisions of this section.
    19    2. No permit shall be required on streets where the  adjacent  proper-
    20  ties are zoned for commercial or retail use.
    21    3.  The  provisions of this section shall not apply to those spaces in
    22  the permit areas which, as of the effective date of this  section,  have
    23  metered or highly restricted parking regulations.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    4.  The  local law or ordinance providing for such residential parking
     2  system shall:
     3    (a)  set  forth  the  factors  which necessitate the enactment of such
     4  parking system;
     5    (b) provide that motor vehicles registered pursuant  to  section  four
     6  hundred  four-a of this chapter shall be exempt from any permit require-
     7  ment;
     8    (c) provide the times of the day and the days of the week during which
     9  permit requirements shall be in effect;
    10    (d) make not less than twenty percent of all spaces within the  permit
    11  area or areas available to nonresidents and shall provide for short-term
    12  parking  of  not  less  than  ninety minutes in duration in such area or
    13  areas;
    14    (e) provide the schedule of fees to be paid for  residential  permits;
    15  and
    16    (f) provide that such fees shall be credited as follows:
    17    (1)  monies generated by the sale of residential parking permits shall
    18  be credited to New York City Transit,  an  agency  of  the  Metropolitan
    19  Transportation  Agency, state of New York, and shall be utilized for the
    20  purpose of upgrading and improving the New  York  city  subway  and  bus
    21  system; and
    22    (2) monies generated from fines paid in connection with tickets issued
    23  to  vehicles  without a permit sticker for parking in a residential zone
    24  without a permit sticker shall be credited to the New York city  general
    25  fund.
    26    5. No local law or ordinance shall be adopted pursuant to this section
    27  until  a  public  hearing  thereon  has  been  had in the same manner as
    28  required for public hearings on a local law pursuant  to  the  municipal
    29  home rule law.
    30    6. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any state highway
    31  maintained by the state.
    32    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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