senate Bill S402

Requires handicapped parking permits be written in indelible ink or some other form of permanent marking to prevent tampering

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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.599
  • 03 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jul / 2009
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2010
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.135
  • 22 / Feb / 2010
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Feb / 2010
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / Mar / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 01 / Mar / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 01 / Mar / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1060
Versions:
S402
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S402 REVISED 03/03/10

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to special
vehicle identification parking permits


PURPOSE :
To prevent individuals from illegally utilizing handicapped parking
spaces by means of tampering with special vehicle identification
parking permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Amends subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 1203-a of the vehicle and
traffic law, to provide that special or temporary special vehicle
parking permits shall be written in indelible ink, or inscribed in
another permanent fashion to prevent tampering with the permit.

JUSTIFICATION :
In the last several years, there have been many cases involving
individuals who use fraudulent handicapped parking permits to park
illegally in handicapped parking spots. Temporary permits have been
altered to reflect new expiration date and permanent permits have been
stolen and/or altered. Permits made from unalterable material would
hinder fraudulent activities. On average, any public or private
facility that has at least 20 parking spaces must designate at least
5% or 10 parking spots, whichever is less, of the total number of
available parking spots, as handicapped spaces. Since this is a
limited amount of space, fraudulent tag holders create an extreme
burden for those who legally utilize these spots. Making permits more
difficult to alter will lessen the amount of fraudulent holders, and
allow for more access to available handicapped spaces for the disabled
people who need them.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007/2008 - S.819/A.1536 Remained in the Committees on Transportation
2005/2006 - S.533/A.862 Remained in the Committees on Transportation
2003/2004 - S.398/A.692 Remained in the Committees on Transportation
2001/2002 - S.1975 Remained in the Senate Committee on Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS :
Minimal cost for localities.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become
law; except that any rules and regulations necessary for the timely
implementation of this act on its effective date shall be promulgated
on or before such date.
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