Bill Text: NY S02626 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits the parking of a vehicle greater than sixty inches in height within fifteen feet of an intersection.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02626 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02626-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  prohibiting
          the  parking  of  a vehicle greater than sixty inches in height within
          fifteen feet of an intersection
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1202 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law is amended by adding a new paragraph 4 to read as follows:
     3    4. a. Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily  for
     4  the  purpose  of  and  while  actually  engaged  in loading or unloading
     5  merchandise or passengers, within fifteen feet  of  the  nearest  inter-
     6  section where the vehicle parked is greater than sixty inches in height.
     7    b.  Any vehicle parked in violation of this paragraph shall be subject
     8  to penalties set by the local governing body with  the  power  to  enact
     9  such sanctions.
    10    c.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of law to the contrary, any
    11  municipality of this state, acting through its local  legislative  body,
    12  is  hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws, rules
    13  and ordinances, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph,  in
    14  order  to  impose  a  penalty  for  violating  this paragraph, which may
    15  include, but not be limited to, the cost of towing the vehicle.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.