senate Bill S3959

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 signed chap.408
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
ordered to third reading rules cal.358
substituted for a9771
Mar 05, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jan 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2012 1st report cal.90
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.987
Mar 10, 2011 referred to local government

Votes

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Jan 23, 2012 - Local Government committee Vote

S3959
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2012

Jun 6, 2011 - Local Government committee Vote

S3959
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2011

S3959 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9771
Law Section:
Newburgh, City of
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S641, A6699

S3959 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions; further authorizes the city of Newburgh to provide for the appointment of hearing examiners.

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BILL NUMBER:S3959

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 loses
significant revenue each year. This bill would help the City to
adjudicate over 60,000 outstanding tickets and collect fines 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
S.641 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

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

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  3959

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to authorize the city of Newburgh to establish an  administrative
  tribunal for the adjudication of parking infractions

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

  Section 1. The city of Newburgh, acting through its governing body, is
hereby authorized to establish an administrative tribunal for the  adju-
dication  of  parking  infractions, subject to the provisions of article
2-B of the vehicle and traffic law. The city of Newburgh is in  addition
authorized  to provide by local law for the appointment of hearing exam-
iners for such administrative adjudications  from  a  list  of  eligible
candidates  including,  but not limited to, judges, magistrates or other
officers within the city who have satisfied  established  standards,  in
accordance with the provisions of article 2-B of the vehicle and traffic
law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10144-01-1

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