Bill Text: NY S02488 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to offsetting publicly available parking spaces replaced by designated bus lanes or removed by capital projects in the city of New York and requires a public hearing to be held prior to eliminating such parking spaces.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-25 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02488 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02488-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2488
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  offsetting
          publicly  available parking spaces replaced by designated bus lanes or
          removed by capital projects in the city of New York  and  requiring  a
          public hearing to be held prior to eliminating such parking spaces
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision (n) to read as follows:
     3    (n) 1. The city of New  York  shall  offset  each  publicly  available
     4  commercial  or  residential  parking  space replaced by a designated bus
     5  lane in any bus rapid transit program route implemented  after  November
     6  first, two thousand nineteen by dedicating an equal quantity of publicly
     7  available  commercial  or  residential parking spaces within a one block
     8  radius for each parking space that is eliminated or removed.
     9    2. Prior to eliminating or removing any publicly available  commercial
    10  or residential parking space, the city of New York shall convene no less
    11  than  one  public  hearing  within  the  bounds  of  the community board
    12  affected no less than thirty days prior to such determination to consid-
    13  er alternative parking replacements. The city of New York shall  provide
    14  a  minimum  of fourteen days' notice before each hearing, placing notice
    15  in a prominent location on the public website of the agency with primary
    16  responsibility for managing the project.
    17    § 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (a) of section 1642 of the vehicle and
    18  traffic law is amended to read as follows:
    19    2. (i) Parking, standing, stopping and backing of vehicles;  provided,
    20  however,  that any city having a population of one million or more shall
    21  dedicate an equal quantity of publicly available commercial or  residen-
    22  tial  parking  spaces  for each parking space eliminated or removed by a
    23  capital project initiated after November first, two thousand nineteen.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00345-01-9

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     1    (ii) Prior to eliminating or removing any publicly  available  commer-
     2  cial or residential parking space, the city of New York shall convene no
     3  less  than  one  public hearing within the bounds of the community board
     4  affected no less than thirty days prior to such determination to consid-
     5  er alternative parking replacements.  The city of New York shall provide
     6  a minimum of fourteen days' notice before each hearing by placing notice
     7  in a prominent location on the public website of the agency with primary
     8  responsibility for managing the project.
     9    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    10  the amendments to section 1111-c of the vehicle and traffic law made  by
    11  section  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and
    12  shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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