Introduction 0686-2015-2015 Towing Transparency

Date of Introduction: 
02/26/2015
Legislative Status: 
Committee: 
Plain English Summary: 

Requires that the location of cars towed due to temporary parking restrictions, such as film shoots or parades, is available on the Department of Transportation website or by calling 311. 

Legislative Text: 
Int. No. 686
 
By Council Members Kallos, Arroyo, Eugene, Koo, Lancman, Richards and Rose
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to notify 311 and place information on its website regarding the location of motor vehicles towed due to a temporary parking restriction change.  
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Section 19-175.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:
      e. The commissioner shall make available on a website and by calling 311, information regarding the location of motor vehicles towed due to a temporary parking restriction change.  Such website shall be searchable by license plate number.  
      §2.  Subdivision b of section 19-175.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
      b. Before the department makes temporary parking restriction changes to conduct road repairs, it shall post notice of the effective date of such restrictions as soon as practicable. Such notice shall state that no notice of violations shall be issued for violations of such temporary parking restrictions and that if an owner's  motor  vehicle  is  missing from the affected streets, the motor vehicle may have been towed and the motor  vehicle  owner  should  contact  the  local  police  precinct for information about the location of such motor vehicle.  The notice shall also state that the motor vehicle owner may contact 311 or visit the department's website for information about the location of such motor vehicle.  
      §3.      This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
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