This legislation require the Department of Finance to issue a biannual report on the number of motor vehicles towed because the owner owed more than $350 in outstanding parking tickets.
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Int. No. 661
By Council Member Rodriguez
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of finance to report on motor vehicles removed to satisfy an outstanding judgment for parking violations
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 19-212 of chapter 2 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 63 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:
a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a motor vehicle shall not be removed from any street or other public area solely for the purpose of satisfying an outstanding judgment or judgments for parking violations against the owner unless the total amount of such judgment or judgments, including interest, is greater than three hundred fifty dollars. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to prohibit the removal of a motor vehicle which is illegally parked, stopped or standing.
b. No later than January 15 and July 15 of each year, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on its website a report on motor vehicles removed pursuant to subdivision a of this section. The report due no later than January 15 shall cover the period of July 1 through December 31 of the prior calendar year and the report due no later than July 15 shall cover the period of January 1 through June 30 of the current calendar year. Such report shall be provided in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing and shall include, but not be limited to, the following information for each motor vehicle removed:
1. the date of removal;
2. the location from which the motor vehicle was removed;
3. the council district from which the motor vehicle was removed;
4. the amount of the outstanding judgment or judgments for parking violations that led to the removal of the motor vehicle;
5. whether the motor vehicle had been booted prior to being removed;
6. whether the motor vehicle was redeemed or sold at auction; and
7. any other information deemed relevant by the department.
§2. This local law takes effect immediately.