senate Bill S1525

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that vehicles with permits for handicapped parking issued anywhere in the state may use all spaces for handicapped parking in the city of New York

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Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.509
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1088
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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May 6, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S1525
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

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Jun 4, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1525
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Aye
1
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

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S1525 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9662
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1203-a, V & T L; amd §2903, NYC Chart
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S927
2009-2010: S564

S1525 - Bill Texts

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Provides that vehicles with permits for handicapped parking issued anywhere in the state may use all spaces for handicapped parking in the city of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S1525

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the New York city charter,
in relation to permitted use of
handicapped spaces in the city of New York

PURPOSE: This bill provides that vehicles with
permits for handicapped
parking issued anywhere in the state may use all spaces for
handicapped parking in the city of New York. The bill also provides
that handicapped parking permits issued by the City of New York will
be valid outside of the City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The opening
paragraph of subdivision
1 of section 1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 298 of the laws of 2007 is amended to entitle individuals who
have parking permits which allow them to park in any designated
parking spot for persons with disabilities, shall also be authorized
to park in any authorized parking space for persons with disabilities
in the city of New York.

Paragraph 15 of the New York City Charter is amended to allow New York
City issued handicapped permits to be valid statewide, not just
within the boundaries of New York City.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not permit
individuals outside of New
York City, who have special vehicle identification parking permits
issued by the State, which allows them to park in spaces for persons
with disabilities anywhere in the State, to also park in designated
handicapped parking spaces in New York City.

Individuals who live and work in New York City are issued a special
handicapped parking permit from New York City and affords them the
ability to park in additional designated handicapped spaces. This can
create a real burden for handicapped individuals who do not live or
work in New York City, but travel to and visit New York City
frequently. Handicapped individuals from outside of New York City
should be afforded the opportunity to park in the same designated
handicapped parking spaces as those handicapped individuals who live
and work in New York City. Likewise, permits issued by the City of
New York should be honored Statewide. This legislation accomplishes
both goals.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.5901-Passed Senate of 2004,
S.676--Passed
Senate 2005, 2006, S.3192-Passed 2007-2008, S.564--Senate
Transportation Committee. S.927 of 2011/12 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1525

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 and the New York city  char-
  ter, in relation to permitted use of handicapped spaces 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. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1203-a of
the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 298 of  the  laws  of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  The commissioner shall distribute special vehicle identification park-
ing permits to the governing bodies of all cities, towns and villages in
the  state.  Notwithstanding any local law or ordinance to the contrary,
such permits shall entitle any vehicle displaying such permit to park in
any area in any city, town or village of the state which has been desig-
nated by such city, town or village or pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
section  twelve  hundred  three-c of this article as a place for parking
for persons with disabilities. SUCH PERMITS SHALL  ENTITLE  ANY  VEHICLE
DISPLAYING  SUCH  PERMIT  TO  PARK  IN THE AUTHORIZED PARKING SPACES FOR
VEHICLES HAVING A SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION PERMIT AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARA-
GRAPH (F) OF PARAGRAPH FIFTEEN OF SUBDIVISION A OF  SECTION  TWENTY-NINE
HUNDRED THREE OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER. The design, period of valid-
ity,  and  procedures  for reissuance of such permits shall be as deter-
mined by the commissioner. A city, town  or  village  issuing  a  permit
pursuant  to this subdivision or subdivision three of this section shall
indelibly inscribe or otherwise mark, on the face of  such  permit,  the
last  three  digits of the identification number of the driver's license
or non-driver identification card of the person to whom  the  permit  is
issued.  The governing bodies of cities, towns and villages in the state
shall appoint an issuing agent to issue such permits. Any person  issued

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03247-02-3

S. 1525                             2

a  permit  pursuant to this section who holds a driver's license or non-
driver identification card shall make the  last  three  digits  of  such
license or identification card available to an issuing agent at the time
of  permit issuance or renewal by presenting such license or identifica-
tion card to such issuing agent. Any person issued a permit pursuant  to
this  section  who holds a driver's license or non-driver identification
card shall carry and make available to a law  enforcement  officer  upon
demand,  or  as  soon  as  practicable  thereafter,  his or her driver's
license or non-driver identification card  which  shall  be  presumptive
evidence  of  the  validity of his or her special vehicle identification
parking permit. Failure to make available such driver's license or  non-
driver  identification card upon demand shall not be deemed a violation.
The permits shall be issued to:
  S 2. Paragraph 15 of subdivision a of section 2903  of  the  New  York
city  charter  is  amended  by  adding a new subparagraph (f) to read as
follows:
  (F) A SPECIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PARKING PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO
THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL ENTITLE ANY VEHICLE DISPLAYING SUCH PERMIT TO  PARK
IN  ANY  AREA  IN  ANY CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE OF THE STATE WHICH HAS BEEN
DESIGNATED BY SUCH CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE OR PURSUANT TO  THE  PROVISIONS
OF  SECTION  TWELVE  HUNDRED THREE-C OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW AS A
PLACE FOR PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH  DISABILITIES  AS  DESCRIBED  IN  THE
OPENING  PARAGRAPH  OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED THREE-A
OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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