This bill would mandate the creation of a pilot program to issue warnings instead of violations for certain littering violations.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 943
By Council Members Koslowitz and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a pilot program for issuing warning notifications for first-time offenders of certain litter laws
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 16-118 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
12. No later than ninety days after the effective date of this subdivision, the department shall implement a pilot program for a period of six months within a community district to be selected by the department in which the department shall issue warning notifications to the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge, as required, of one- and two-family dwellings for a first violation of subdivision two of this section, as such subdivision relates to keeping of the sidewalk, flagging, curbstone and roadway areas, free from obstruction and nuisances of any kind, instead of issuing a notice of violation or summons. The department shall report to the mayor and the speaker of the council, no later than nine months after the program’s inception, the results of such program, and such report shall include but not be limited to, the number of warning notifications issued, the number of violations issued to a dwelling after a warning notification was issued for such dwelling, the cleanliness ratings for the community district selected for the pilot period and for the same six-month period during the previous year, loss of revenue as a result of issuing warnings rather than notices of violation or summonses, if any, and any other information the department deems appropriate to the evaluation of such pilot program.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS 705/Int. 516-2014