senate Bill S491

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to service of notice of parking violations by certified mail

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

S491 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง238, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3354
2009-2010: S8498

S491 - Summary

Provides for the service of notice of parking violations by certified mail where the operator is present and refuses service.

S491 - Sponsor Memo

S491 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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  notice  of
  parking violation


  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 238 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 224 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read
as follows:
  2. A notice of violation shall be served personally upon the  operator
of  a motor vehicle who is present at the time of service, and his name,
together with the plate designation and the plate type as shown  by  the
registration plates of said vehicle and the expiration date; the make or
model,  and  body  type  of  said  vehicle; a description of the charged
violation, including but not limited to a reference  to  the  applicable
traffic  rule  or  provision of this chapter; information as to the days
and hours the applicable rule or provision of this chapter is in effect,
unless always in effect pursuant to  rule  or  this  chapter  and  where
appropriate the word ALL when the days and/or hours in effect are every-
day  and/or  twenty-four  hours  a  day;  the  meter  number for a meter
violation, where appropriate; and the date, time and particular place of
occurrence of the charged violation, shall be inserted therein.  A  mere
listing of a meter number in cases of charged meter violations shall not
be  deemed  to constitute a sufficient description of a particular place
of occurrence for purposes of this subdivision. The notice of  violation
shall  be  served upon the owner of the motor vehicle if the operator is
not present, by affixing such notice to said vehicle  in  a  conspicuous
place. Whenever such notice is so affixed, in lieu of inserting the name
of  the  person charged with the violation in the space provided for the
identification of said person, the words "owner of the  vehicle  bearing

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


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