2006 New York Code - Motorized Scooters.

    §  20-762.  Motorized  Scooters.  a.  For  purposes of this section, a
  motorized scooter  shall  have  the  definition  set  forth  in  section
  19-176.2 of this code.
    b.  No  person  shall sell, lease or rent or attempt to sell, lease or
  rent a motorized scooter to another person in the city of New York.
    c. Any person who violates subdivision b  of  this  section  shall  be
  liable for a civil penalty of one thousand dollars for a first violation
  and  a  civil  penalty  of  two  thousand  dollars  for  each subsequent
  violation within one year. Each sale, lease or  rental,  or  attempt  to
  sell,  lease  or  rent,  a  motorized scooter shall be deemed a separate
  violation.    Authorized  employees  of  the  department,   the   police
  department,  and of any other agency designated by the mayor, shall have
  the authority to enforce the provisions of this section. Such  penalties
  shall be recovered in a civil action or in a proceeding commenced by the
  service  of  a  notice  of  hearing  that shall be returnable before the
  administrative tribunal of the department. In addition,  such  violation
  shall be a traffic infraction and shall be punishable in accordance with
  section eighteen hundred of the New York state vehicle and traffic law.
    d.  Any  motorized  scooter  that  has  been  used or is being used in
  violation of the provisions of this section may be impounded  and  shall
  not  be  released until any and all removal charges and storage fees and
  the applicable fines have been paid or a bond  has  been  posted  in  an
  amount satisfactory to the commissioner.

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