Bill Text: NY S02965 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that vehicles with permits for handicapped parking issued anywhere in the state may use all spaces for handicapped parking in the city of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02965 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02965-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2965
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 and the New York city  char-
          ter, in relation to permitted use of handicapped spaces in the city of
          New York
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1203-a of
     2  the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 298 of  the  laws  of
     3  2007, is amended to read as follows:
     4    The commissioner shall distribute special vehicle identification park-
     5  ing permits to the governing bodies of all cities, towns and villages in
     6  the  state.  Notwithstanding any local law or ordinance to the contrary,
     7  such permits shall entitle any vehicle displaying such permit to park in
     8  any area in any city, town or village of the state which has been desig-
     9  nated by such city, town or village or pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
    10  section  twelve  hundred  three-c of this article as a place for parking
    11  for persons with disabilities. Such permits shall  entitle  any  vehicle
    12  displaying  such  permit  to  park  in the authorized parking spaces for
    13  vehicles having a special identification permit as described in subpara-
    14  graph (f) of paragraph fifteen of subdivision a of  section  twenty-nine
    15  hundred three of the New York city charter. The design, period of valid-
    16  ity,  and  procedures  for reissuance of such permits shall be as deter-
    17  mined by the commissioner. A city, town  or  village  issuing  a  permit
    18  pursuant  to this subdivision or subdivision three of this section shall
    19  indelibly inscribe or otherwise mark, on the face of  such  permit,  the
    20  last  three  digits of the identification number of the driver's license
    21  or non-driver identification card of the person to whom  the  permit  is
    22  issued.  The governing bodies of cities, towns and villages in the state
    23  shall appoint an issuing agent to issue such permits. Any person  issued
    24  a  permit  pursuant to this section who holds a driver's license or non-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08959-01-9

        S. 2965                             2
     1  driver identification card shall make the  last  three  digits  of  such
     2  license or identification card available to an issuing agent at the time
     3  of  permit issuance or renewal by presenting such license or identifica-
     4  tion  card to such issuing agent. Any person issued a permit pursuant to
     5  this section who holds a driver's license or  non-driver  identification
     6  card  shall  carry  and make available to a law enforcement officer upon
     7  demand, or as soon  as  practicable  thereafter,  his  or  her  driver's
     8  license  or  non-driver  identification  card which shall be presumptive
     9  evidence of the validity of his or her  special  vehicle  identification
    10  parking  permit. Failure to make available such driver's license or non-
    11  driver identification card upon demand shall not be deemed a  violation.
    12  The permits shall be issued to:
    13    §  2.  Paragraph  15  of subdivision a of section 2903 of the New York
    14  city charter is amended by adding a new  subparagraph  (f)  to  read  as
    15  follows:
    16    (f) A special vehicle identification parking permit issued pursuant to
    17  this  paragraph shall entitle any vehicle displaying such permit to park
    18  in any area in any city, town or village of the  state  which  has  been
    19  designated  by  such city, town or village or pursuant to the provisions
    20  of section twelve hundred three-c of the vehicle and traffic  law  as  a
    21  place  for  parking  for  persons  with disabilities as described in the
    22  opening paragraph of subdivision one of section twelve  hundred  three-a
    23  of the vehicle and traffic law.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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