Bill Text: NY A06835 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Authorizes licensed podiatrists to certify a temporary disability for purposes of issuance of special vehicle identification parking permits to persons temporarily unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device as long as such condition is something he or she treats in the practice of podiatry.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-14 - reported referred to rules [A06835 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06835-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         6835--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 21, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M. of A. CRESPO, McDONALD, STIRPE, ORTIZ, BUTTENSCHON --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK -- read once  and  referred
          to  the  Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee

        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
          licensed podiatrists to certify a temporary disability for purposes of
          issuance of special vehicle identification parking permits to  persons
          temporarily unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (i) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 3 of section
     2  1203-a of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (i) of subdivision 1 as
     3  amended by chapter 180 of the laws of 1996 and subdivision 3 as  amended
     4  by  chapter  220  of the laws of 1984, are amended and a new subdivision
     5  1-a is added to read as follows:
     6    (i) any resident of New York state who is a severely disabled  person,
     7  as defined in subdivision [three] four of section four hundred four-a of
     8  this chapter, upon application of such person or such person's parent or
     9  guardian,  provided,  however, that an issuing agent shall issue permits
    10  only to residents of the city, town or village  in  which  such  issuing
    11  agent  is  located,  except  that,  an  issuing  agent,  in  his  or her
    12  discretion, may issue a permit to a severely disabled person who is  not
    13  a  resident of the city, town, or village in which such issuing agent is
    14  located where such person resides in a city, town, or village  in  which
    15  the  governing  body  has not appointed an issuing agent; and an issuing
    16  agent, in his or her discretion, may issue a temporary  special  vehicle
    17  identification  parking  permit,  as  authorized by subdivision three of
    18  this section, to a person who is temporarily unable to ambulate  without
    19  the aid of an assisting device, as certified by a physician or, pursuant
    20  to  subdivision  one-a  of  this  section, a podiatrist duly licensed to

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10884-02-9

        A. 6835--A                          2

     1  practice podiatry in this state, who resides in a city, town, or village
     2  in which the issuing agent does  not  issue  temporary  special  vehicle
     3  identification  parking  permits, or who is not a resident of the United
     4  States and is temporarily visiting the state; or
     5    1-a.  In  certifying a temporary inability to ambulate without the aid
     6  of an assisting device, a podiatrist duly licensed to practice  podiatry
     7  in  this  state may certify only those conditions which he or she treats
     8  in the course of the practice of podiatry, as defined by  section  seven
     9  thousand one of the education law.
    10    3.  Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, any
    11  municipality may issue a temporary special vehicle identification  park-
    12  ing  permit  to any person who is temporarily unable to ambulate without
    13  the aid of an assisting device, as certified by a physician or, pursuant
    14  to subdivision one-a of this section,  a  podiatrist  duly  licensed  to
    15  practice  podiatry  in this state.  Such temporary special vehicle iden-
    16  tification parking permit shall be valid for not more  than  six  months
    17  and shall be recognized statewide.
    18    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    19  have become a law.
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