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SECTION 1203-H
Metered parking waiver for certain disabilities
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 32
§ 1203-h. Metered parking waiver for certain disabilities. 1. The
commissioner shall distribute metered parking waiver permits to the
governing bodies of all cities, villages and towns; provided, however,
that the commissioner shall not distribute such permits to cities having
a population of one million or more which issue special vehicle
identification parking permits pursuant to paragraph fifteen of
subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New York city
charter which waive the payment of metered parking fees. Notwithstanding
any local law or ordinance to the contrary, such permits shall entitle
any vehicle displaying such waiver permit to park at any metered parking
space in any city, village or town of the state and such permits shall
waive metered parking fees imposed by such city or village pursuant to
paragraph nine of subdivision (a) of section sixteen hundred forty of
this chapter or imposed by such town pursuant to paragraph nine of
subdivision (a) of section sixteen hundred sixty of this chapter.
Provided, however, that such permit shall not waive any time limit at a
metered parking space imposed pursuant to paragraph nine of subdivision
(a) of section sixteen hundred forty of this chapter or paragraph nine
of subdivision (a) of section sixteen hundred sixty of this chapter that
is applicable to a motor vehicle parking in such metered parking space
without such permit.

2. The application, permit design, period of validity, and procedures
for reissuance of such waiver permits shall be as determined by the
commissioner.

3. Such waiver permits shall be issued by issuing agents appointed
pursuant to subdivision one of section twelve hundred three-a of this
article by governing bodies of cities, villages and towns having a
population of less than one million to persons with disabilities who:

(a) are residents of New York state; and

(b) are residents of the city, town or village in which such issuing
agent is located, except that, an issuing agent, in his or her
discretion, may issue a permit to a severely disabled person who is not
a resident of the city, town, or village in which such issuing agent is
located where such person resides in a city, town, or village in which
the governing body has not appointed an issuing agent; and

(c) hold a valid driver's license issued by New York state; and

(d) are severely disabled persons, as defined in subdivision four of
section four hundred four-a of this chapter, whose severe disability, as
certified by a licensed physician, limits one or more of the following:

(i) fine motor control in both hands;

(ii) ability to reach or access a parking meter due to use of a
wheelchair or other ambulatory device; or

(iii) ability to reach a height of forty-two inches from the ground
due to the lack of finger, hand or upper extremity strength or mobility.

4. For the purposes of this section, such waiver permit shall be for
use exclusively in a vehicle when the person to whom it has been issued
is driving and unaccompanied by a person able to put payment into a
parking meter. Such permit shall not be transferable and shall be
forfeited if used by any other person. Any abuse by any person to whom
such waiver permit has been issued shall be sufficient cause for
revocation of said permit.

5. The special metered parking waiver permit issued by the
commissioner shall be recognized statewide and is the only valid permit,
other than a special vehicle identification parking permit issued by
cities having a population of one million or more pursuant to paragraph
fifteen of subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New
York city charter, for the waiver of metered parking fees for certain
severely disabled drivers.

6. A person who knowingly and willfully, with the intent to deceive,
makes a false statement or gives information which such individual knows
to be false to a public official to obtain a metered parking waiver
permit in addition to any other penalty provided by law, shall be
subject to a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars
nor more than one thousand dollars.