senate Bill S641

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 25, 2010 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
ordered to third reading cal.1208
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 03, 2010 reported and committed to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
May 26, 2009 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2009 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2009 1st report cal.385
May 06, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Jan 12, 2009 referred to local government

Votes

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Jun 25, 2010 - Rules committee Vote

S641
20
1
committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 3, 2010 - Local Government committee Vote

S641
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2010

excused (1)

S641 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6699
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Newburgh, City of

S641 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S641

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to authorize the city of Newburgh to establish an
administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions


PURPOSE :
Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative
tribunal to handle all parking tickets.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new section
to allow the City of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal
for the adjudication of parking infractions. It also authorizes the
City of Newburgh to provide for the appointment, through local law, of
hearing examiners for such administrative adjudications from a list of
eligible candidates in accordance with the provisions of Article 2-B
of the Vehicle & Traffic Law. This bill is based on Chapter 627 of the
Laws of 2005 which authorized the City of Utica to establish such an
administrative tribunal.

EXISTING LAW :
Currently, Newburgh is not authorized to establish an administrative
tribunal to handle parking tickets.

JUSTIFICATION :
Parking tickets in Newburgh are currently handled by the City Court
which requires numerous hours of court time and use of court
personnel. These tickets are rarely adjudicated because of the more
serious criminal cases and infractions pending in the Newburgh City
Court. Further, since these tickets are not adjudicated, the City of
Newburgh losses significant revenue each year. This bill would help
the City to adjudicate over 60,000 outstanding tickets and collect
tines that are totaling over $3 million.

The City of Newburgh has requested this bill to reduce City Court case
backlogs, increase traffic infraction penalty collections, to
establish a more efficient way to manage the parking ticket system,
and to establish a system whereby motorists would abide by the parking
laws established by the City.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.8311 of 2006

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
The City of Newburgh anticipates to increase its collection of parking
ticket revenues.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediate.
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