2013 New York Consolidated Laws
VAT - Vehicle & Traffic
Title 7 - RULES OF THE ROAD
Article 32 - (1200 - 1204) STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING
1203-H - Metered parking waiver for certain disabilities.


NY Veh & Traf L § 1203-H (2012) What's This?
 
    §  1203-h.  Metered  parking  waiver  for certain disabilities. 1. The
  commissioner shall distribute metered  parking  waiver  permits  to  the
  governing  bodies  of all cities, villages and towns; provided, however,
  that the commissioner shall not distribute such permits to cities having
  a population  of  one  million  or  more  which  issue  special  vehicle
  identification   parking   permits  pursuant  to  paragraph  fifteen  of
  subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New York  city
  charter which waive the payment of metered parking fees. Notwithstanding
  any  local  law or ordinance to the contrary, such permits shall entitle
  any vehicle displaying such waiver permit to park at any metered parking
  space in any city, village or town of the state and such  permits  shall
  waive  metered  parking fees imposed by such city or village pursuant to
  paragraph nine of subdivision (a) of section sixteen  hundred  forty  of
  this  chapter  or  imposed  by  such  town pursuant to paragraph nine of
  subdivision (a) of  section  sixteen  hundred  sixty  of  this  chapter.
  Provided,  however, that such permit shall not waive any time limit at a
  metered parking space imposed pursuant to paragraph nine of  subdivision
  (a)  of  section sixteen hundred forty of this chapter or paragraph nine
  of subdivision (a) of section sixteen hundred sixty of this chapter that
  is applicable to a motor vehicle parking in such metered  parking  space
  without such permit.
    2.  The application, permit design, period of validity, and procedures
  for reissuance of such waiver permits shall  be  as  determined  by  the
  commissioner.
    3.  Such  waiver  permits  shall be issued by issuing agents appointed
  pursuant to subdivision one of section twelve hundred  three-a  of  this
  article  by  governing  bodies  of  cities,  villages and towns having a
  population of less than one million to persons with disabilities who:
    (a) are residents of New York state; and
    (b) are residents of the city, town or village in which  such  issuing
  agent  is  located,  except  that,  an  issuing  agent,  in  his  or her
  discretion, may issue a permit to a severely disabled person who is  not
  a  resident of the city, town, or village in which such issuing agent is
  located where such person resides in a city, town, or village  in  which
  the governing body has not appointed an issuing agent; and
    (c) hold a valid driver's license issued by New York state; and
    (d)  are  severely disabled persons, as defined in subdivision four of
  section four hundred four-a of this chapter, whose severe disability, as
  certified by a licensed physician, limits one or more of the following:
    (i) fine motor control in both hands;
    (ii) ability to reach or access a  parking  meter  due  to  use  of  a
  wheelchair or other ambulatory device; or
    (iii)  ability  to  reach a height of forty-two inches from the ground
  due to the lack of finger, hand or upper extremity strength or mobility.
    4. For the purposes of this section, such waiver permit shall  be  for
  use  exclusively in a vehicle when the person to whom it has been issued
  is driving and unaccompanied by a person able  to  put  payment  into  a
  parking  meter.  Such  permit  shall  not  be  transferable and shall be
  forfeited if used by any other person. Any abuse by any person  to  whom
  such  waiver  permit  has  been  issued  shall  be  sufficient cause for
  revocation of said permit.
    5.  The  special  metered  parking  waiver  permit   issued   by   the
  commissioner shall be recognized statewide and is the only valid permit,
  other  than  a  special  vehicle identification parking permit issued by
  cities having a population of one million or more pursuant to  paragraph
  fifteen of subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New
  York  city  charter,  for the waiver of metered parking fees for certain
  severely disabled drivers.

    6. A person who knowingly and willfully, with the intent  to  deceive,
  makes a false statement or gives information which such individual knows
  to  be  false  to  a  public official to obtain a metered parking waiver
  permit in addition to any  other  penalty  provided  by  law,  shall  be
  subject  to  a  civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars
  nor more than one thousand dollars.

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