senate Bill S1868

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits licensed physician, visiting nurse, nurse, physical therapist or chiropractor to park where parking is prohibited if vehicle is identified by special placard

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S1868 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1258
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1203, add §404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1219, A955
2009-2010: S5116, A1340A

S1868 - Bill Texts

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Permits licensed physician, visiting nurse, nurse, physical therapist or chiropractor to park where parking is prohibited if vehicle is identified by special placard; permits such parking for a period not to exceed 1 hour while attending to a patient in the immediate vicinity.

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BILL NUMBER:S1868

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to parking regulations

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to allow
registered Medical professionals providing care to homebound patients to
legally park near the patient's home while attending to that patient.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends § 1203 of the vehicle
and traffic law to include a new subdivision (e). It will expand it to
include licensed physical therapists, nurses and chiropractors who are
attending to patients in their homes. The bill would allow these profes-
sionals to park where parking is prohibited by signs, but not where
stopping or standing is prohibited, with a maximum limit of one hour
while attending to a patient in the immediate vicinity.

JUSTIFICATION: Local ordinances have traditionally given parking privi-
leges to doctors, however, more often it is nurses, physical therapists
and chiropractors who are attending to patients in their homes. Also,
nurses have been targets of thieves that attack them for the valuable
prescriptions that they must carry with them for their homebound
patient. Allowing nurses the right to park closer to a patient's home
will reduce the risk they take when visiting and delivering medications
to a patient.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012:S.1219

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None. This legislation would actually raise reven-
ue for the state, as the beneficiaries of this legislation would be
subjected to a one time service charge for the parking placard,

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1868

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  parking
  regulations

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

  Section 1. Section 1203 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  WHERE  PARKING  IS PROHIBITED BY SIGNS, BUT NOT WHERE STOPPING OR
STANDING IS PROHIBITED, A DULY LICENSED PHYSICIAN, VISITING NURSE, NURSE
AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED  THIRTY-NINE  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW,
PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR CHIROPRACTOR MAY PARK HIS/HER MOTOR VEHICLE, IDEN-
TIFIED  BY  A  SPECIAL  PLACARD  ISSUED  BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THIS CHAPTER, FOR A PERIOD NOT TO  EXCEED
ONE HOUR WHILE ATTENDING TO A PATIENT IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY.
  S  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
404-x to read as follows:
  S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLACARD FOR LICENSED PHYSICIANS, VISITING NURSES,
NURSES, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND  CHIROPRACTORS.  1.  ANY  DULY  LICENSED
PHYSICIAN,  VISITING NURSE, NURSE, PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR CHIROPRACTOR IN
THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE PLACARD  BEARING
A UNIQUE SERIAL NUMBER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
PRESCRIBE.  APPLICATION FOR SAID PLACARD SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMIS-
SIONER AND SHALL BE VERIFIED ANNUALLY BY THE APPLICANT.
  2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLACARD  AUTHORIZED  IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER,
THAT THE APPLICANT IS PRESENTLY  A  DULY  LICENSED  PHYSICIAN,  VISITING
NURSE, NURSE, PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR CHIROPRACTOR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04153-01-3

S. 1868                             2

  3.  A  DISTINCTIVE  PLACARD  ISSUED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ISSUED UPON PAYMENT  OF  AN  INITIAL  ONE  TIME  SERVICE  CHARGE  TO  BE
PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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