Bill Text: NY A05717 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Grants temporary parking permits for handicapped parking spaces to pregnant women; must be certified by a physician; permit terminates at the end of the pregnancy.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - referred to transportation [A05717 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05717-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5717
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. TITUS, AUBRY, WEPRIN, COOK, CAHILL, RYAN, PERRY
          -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK,  MONTESANO,  MOSLEY  --  read
          once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to granting
          temporary parking permits for handicapped parking spaces  to  pregnant
          women
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1203-a-1 to read as follows:
     3    §  1203-a-1.  Temporary  parking permits for pregnant women.  Notwith-
     4  standing any provision of this chapter to the contrary, any municipality
     5  may issue a temporary special vehicle identification parking  permit  to
     6  any  woman  who is pregnant, as certified by a physician. Such temporary
     7  special vehicle identification parking permit shall be recognized state-
     8  wide and shall terminate at the end of the pregnancy.
     9    § 2. Section 1203-b of the vehicle and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by
    10  chapter 203 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
    11    § 1203-b. Parking spaces; handicapped. 1. Parking spaces for the hand-
    12  icapped as provided for in sections one thousand two hundred three-a and
    13  one thousand two hundred three-c of this [chapter] article shall also be
    14  extended  to  a motor vehicle registered in accordance with section four
    15  hundred four-a, or a temporary parking permit issued pursuant to section
    16  one thousand two hundred three-a-one  of  this  chapter.  A  handicapped
    17  permit  issued in accordance with the provisions of section one thousand
    18  two hundred three-a and a temporary parking permit  issued  pursuant  to
    19  section  one  thousand two hundred three-a-one of this [chapter] article
    20  shall entitle the driver to park in such parking spaces. Parking  spaces
    21  for  the  handicapped shall be those parking spaces accorded to a holder
    22  of a handicapped parking permit provided in accordance with section  one
    23  thousand  two  hundred  three-a  or  as provided in section four hundred
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05876-01-9

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     1  four-a or section one thousand two hundred three-a-one of this  chapter,
     2  authorizing  municipalities  to issue temporary parking permits to preg-
     3  nant women.
     4    2.  It  shall  be  a violation for any person to stop, stand or park a
     5  vehicle in any area designated as a place for handicapped parking unless
     6  the vehicle bears a permit issued under section one thousand two hundred
     7  three-a, section one thousand two hundred three-a-one or a  registration
     8  issued  under section four hundred four-a of this chapter and such vehi-
     9  cle is being used for the transportation of a  severely  disabled  [or],
    10  handicapped  or  pregnant  person. This subdivision shall not apply to a
    11  violation of section twelve hundred three-c of this [chapter] article.
    12    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    14  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    15  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    16  on or before such effective date.
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