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A07070 Summary:

BILL NOA07070A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORBurke
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 241 & 227, V & T L
 
Relates to enacting the "Traffic Ticket Relief Act"; authorizes hearing officers to lower parking and speeding fees based on a case by case basis, to permit the payment of fines and fees in installments.
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A07070 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7070--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      April 4, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to enacting the
          "traffic ticket relief act"

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "traffic ticket relief act".
     3    § 2. Section 241 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
     4  new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     5    4.  For any fine imposed on a person by a hearing examiner pursuant to
     6  this section, the hearing examiner may reduce the  amount  of  any  fees
     7  accrued  on  a  case by case basis. The hearing examiner may request any
     8  documentation he or she believes necessary to make such a determination.
     9  The hearing examiner shall also authorize any person fined to  pay  such
    10  fines  and associated fees in installments to be determined by the muni-
    11  cipality.
    12    § 3. Section 227 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
    13  new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
    14    7. For any fine imposed on a person by a hearing officer  pursuant  to
    15  this  section,  the  hearing  officer  may reduce the amount of any fees
    16  accrued on a case by case basis. The hearing  officer  may  request  any
    17  documentation he or she believes necessary to make such a determination.
    18  The  hearing  officer  shall also authorize any person fined to pay such
    19  fines and associated fees in installments to be determined by the  muni-
    20  cipality.
    21    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    22  have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10545-05-9
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