The purpose of the legislation is to give advance notice of changes in parking regulations in order to give drivers sufficient time to adjust to the changes.
Int. No. 691
By Council Member Van Bramer
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that the department of transportation shall give certain notice of permanent street sign changes that will affect parking.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 19-175.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
§19-175.2 Notification of changes in parking restrictions. a. Following any permanent change in parking restrictions posted by the department, the department shall post notice, in the affected areas, indicating the effective date of such change. Such notice shall be posted at least 72 hours before the effective date of such street sign change. An owner of a motor vehicle parked in the affected areas who receives a notice of a parking violation that occurred within five days of posting of the notice of the parking restriction change shall have an affirmative defense that the vehicle of the owner was parked in compliance with the applicable parking restriction that was in effect prior to such change. Within one business day of making a permanent change in parking restrictions, such change will be reflected on the website containing parking restrictions as required by section 19-175.1 of the code.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.
LS 1047/Int. No. 316
December 15, 2017