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SECTION 1203-G
Establishment of the handicapped parking education program
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 32
§ 1203-g. Establishment of the handicapped parking education program.
1. Every county and the city of New York shall establish a separate
handicapped parking education program. Each program shall be organized
by a coordinator for handicapped parking education and advocacy, who
shall be designated by the chief executive officer of the county, if
there be one, otherwise by the chair of the governing board of the
county, and in the city of New York, a person designated by the mayor
thereof.

2. The handicapped parking education program shall be established for
the purposes of providing education, advocacy and increased awareness of
handicapped parking laws. The program shall provide funding for
activities such as public service announcements, public education and
awareness campaigns, distribution of literature, and any other
activities that are consistent with such purposes.

3. It shall be the duty of the coordinator to: (a) render annually or
at the request of the county legislature or other governing body of the
county, a verified account of all moneys received and expended by the
coordinator or under the coordinator's direction and an account of other
pertinent matters; and (b) make a biennial report to the commissioner,
which shall be due on the first day of April every second year following
implementation of the program and shall include an assessment of the
effectiveness of the program, recommendations for expanding and
improving the program and any problems or other matters related to the
administration of the program. Such report shall also be made available
to the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the
assembly.

4. Every county and the city of New York that establishes a
handicapped parking education program shall establish a separate
handicapped parking education fund in the custody of the chief fiscal
officer of each such county or city, by April first, two thousand, which
shall consist of moneys granted to such county or city pursuant to
section eighteen hundred nine-b of this chapter. No provision of law
shall be deemed to preclude a county or the city of New York from
receiving funds from other sources to be deposited in the handicapped
parking education fund, provided such funds are used in a manner and for
purposes consistent with this section. The moneys of such fund shall be
disbursed to provide education, advocacy and increased awareness of
handicapped parking laws and may be used to execute contracts with
private organizations for such purposes. Such contracts shall be awarded
upon competitive bids after the issuance of requests for proposal.