senate Bill S4516

Increases the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking spaces

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 08 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Increases the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking spaces.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6595
Versions:
S4516
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1203-e, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4516

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the
fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking places

PURPOSE:
Provides that anyone who knowingly dumps or shovels snow onto
parking places for handicapped people shall be subject to a fine.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends vehicle and traffic law
section 1203-e
to read that any person who knowingly dumps or
shovels snow into a handicapped Parking space shall be subject to a
fine of one and fifty dollars for the first offense and a fine not
exceeding three hundred dollars for the second fine.

Section one also allows for local or municipal governments to
establish higher fines. However these fines cannot exceed two hundred
and fifty dollars on the first offense and five hundred dollars on
the second offense.

JUSTIFICATION:
In the 2010-2011 winter, New York state suffered a
number of snow storms. As a result of the accumulating snow, many
handicapped parking spaces became unavailable. The local code
enforcement agencies had to issue numerous tickets to violators
dumping snow into these areas. The law right now states that the fine
for the first offense cannot exceed fifty dollars, increasing this
fine would act as a deterrent to would be violators.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4516

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  increasing
  the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking places

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1203-e of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
by chapter 65 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1203-e. Dumping snow onto parking places for handicapped prohibited.
Any  person who knowingly dumps or shovels snow onto a parking place for
handicapped persons rendering such place unusable for  parking  purposes
shall  be  subject  to a fine of [twenty-five] ONE HUNDRED FIFTY dollars
for the first offense and a fine  not  to  exceed  [one]  THREE  hundred
dollars  for  every  offense  thereafter.  However, a local or municipal
government may, by local law or ordinance, establish fines  higher  than
those  established  in  this section, but in no instance shall the fines
exceed TWO HUNDRED fifty dollars for the first  offense  or  [two]  FIVE
hundred dollars for the second or subsequent offense.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10373-01-1

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