senate Bill S2325

Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system

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  • 18 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to provide for a residential parking permit system.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4266
Versions:
S2325
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1640-n, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1395, A3957

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BILL NUMBER:S2325

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
Section 1640-n, which
would allow the City of New York, by adoption of local law or
ordinance, to provide for a residential parking permit system and fix
and require the payment of fees applicable to parking within areas
designated by the City of New York. This bill provides that no permit
will be required on streets where the adjacent properties are zoned
for commercial or retail use. It provides that the provisions shall
not apply to those spaces in the permit areas that have metered or
highly restricted parking regulations and requires public hearings
prior to implementation.

JUSTIFICATION:
Parking in neighborhoods such as Downtown Brooklyn has become
increasingly prohibitive for residents and local businesses alike.
This legislation authorizes the New York city council to adopt a
residential parking 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: S.1395- Transportation, A.3957 - Transportation.
2008: S.8598/A.11681

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2325

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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:

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that
a lack of parking for residents of the city of New York has resulted  in
traffic  hazards,  congestion  and air and noise pollution. In addition,
such lack of parking poses a hazard to residents and  other  pedestrians
in such areas.
  The  legislature  further finds that a residential parking system will
reduce such hazards and will reduce pollution levels as well. The legis-
lature, therefore, declares the necessity of this act to  authorize  the
city  of  New  York  to adopt a residential parking system in accordance
with the provisions of this act.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1640-n to read as follows:
  S  1640-N.  RESIDENTIAL  PARKING  SYSTEM  IN  THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 1.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  CITY  OF
NEW  YORK  MAY,  BY  ADOPTION OF A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE, PROVIDE FOR A
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT SYSTEM AND FIX AND  REQUIRE  THE  PAYMENT  OF
FEES  APPLICABLE  TO PARKING WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. NO PERMIT SHALL BE REQUIRED ON STREETS WHERE THE  ADJACENT  PROPER-
TIES ARE ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL OR RETAIL USE.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THOSE SPACES IN
THE PERMIT AREAS WHICH, AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS  SECTION,  HAVE
METERED OR HIGHLY RESTRICTED PARKING REGULATIONS.
  4.  THE  LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR SUCH RESIDENTIAL PARKING
SYSTEM SHALL:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00163-01-1

S. 2325                             2

  (A) SET FORTH THE FACTORS WHICH  NECESSITATE  THE  ENACTMENT  OF  SUCH
PARKING SYSTEM;
  (B)  PROVIDE  THAT  MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM ANY PERMIT  REQUIRE-
MENT;
  (C) PROVIDE THE TIMES OF THE DAY AND THE DAYS OF THE WEEK DURING WHICH
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE IN EFFECT;
  (D)  MAKE NOT LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF ALL SPACES WITHIN THE PERMIT
AREA OR AREAS AVAILABLE TO NONRESIDENTS AND SHALL PROVIDE FOR SHORT-TERM
PARKING OF NOT LESS THAN NINETY MINUTES IN  DURATION  IN  SUCH  AREA  OR
AREAS;
  (E)  PROVIDE  THE SCHEDULE OF FEES TO BE PAID FOR RESIDENTIAL PERMITS;
AND
  (F) PROVIDE THAT SUCH FEES SHALL BE CREDITED AS FOLLOWS:
  (1) MONIES GENERATED BY THE SALE OF RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS  SHALL
BE  CREDITED  TO  NEW  YORK  CITY TRANSIT, AN AGENCY OF THE METROPOLITAN
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY, STATE OF NEW YORK, AND SHALL BE UTILIZED FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF  UPGRADING  AND  IMPROVING  THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY AND BUS
SYSTEM; AND
  (2) MONIES GENERATED FROM FINES PAID IN CONNECTION WITH TICKETS ISSUED
TO VEHICLES WITHOUT A PERMIT STICKER FOR PARKING IN A  RESIDENTIAL  ZONE
WITHOUT  A PERMIT STICKER SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE NEW YORK CITY GENERAL
FUND.
  5. NO LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE SHALL BE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
UNTIL A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON HAS  BEEN  HAD  IN  THE  SAME  MANNER  AS
REQUIRED  FOR  PUBLIC  HEARINGS ON A LOCAL LAW PURSUANT TO THE MUNICIPAL
HOME RULE LAW.
  6. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY STATE HIGHWAY
MAINTAINED BY THE STATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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