Intro. Res. No. 1562-2022 Laid on Table 7/26/2022
Introduced by Legislators Kennedy and Piccirillo
RESOLUTION NO. -2022, ADOPTING LOCAL LAW
NO. -2022, A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE PARKING FOR
MOTORCYCLES AT COUNTY FACILITIES
WHEREAS, there was duly presented and introduced to this County Legislature
at a meeting held on , 2022, a proposed local law entitled, “A LOCAL LAW TO
PROVIDE PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES AT COUNTY FACILITIES”; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:
LOCAL LAW NO. -2022, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK
A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES AT
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OF
SUFFOLK, as follows:
Section 1. Legislative Intent.
This Legislature hereby finds that New York State has now registered over
360,000 private and commercial motorcycles yearly.
This Legislature finds and determines that motorcycles are actually some of the
most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road and that even the least fuel-efficient motorcycles are
likely more economical to operate than a regular car.
This Legislature also finds and determines that a greater number of motorcycles
currently utilize motor vehicle parking spaces at county facilities.
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that often motor vehicles do not
easily see parked motorcycles in motor vehicle designated spaces due to their smaller frame.
This Legislature further determines that the creation of motorcycle only parking
spaces will seek to diminish the number of damaged vehicles and related accidents involving
motor vehicle and motorcycles.
This Legislature determines that Suffolk County can and should adapt this
forward-looking policy at county-owned and operated facilities.
Therefore, the purpose of this local law is to set aside certain designated
motorcycle vehicle parking spaces at all county facilities.
Section 2. Amendments.
A new Article VII of Chapter 639 of the Suffolk County Code is hereby added as
PARKING, OFF STREET
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PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES AT COUNTY FACILITIES
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMISSIONER – the Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works.
COUNTY FACILITY – any building, facility or parks owned by the County of Suffolk or under the
jurisdiction of the County of Suffolk, including buildings, facilities or parks owned by the County
or leased by the County and otherwise under the control of the County of Suffolk.
MOTORCYCLE VEHICLE – a motor vehicle with low speed motive power having a seat or a
saddle for the rider’s use and designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with
§639-47. Parking for Motorcycles.
A. The Commissioner is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to designate a
minimum of 4 parking spaces at all county facilities for the exclusive use of parking by
the owner/operators of motorcycle vehicles.
B. Such spaces shall be clearly marked for use by owner/operators of motorcycle vehicles.
The Commissioner shall cause such appropriate signs to be erected, and pavement
markings to be made to clearly mark these parking spaces by vertically splitting a
designated parking space into two parallel spaces.
C. To the extent practicable, spaces designated for parking by the owner/operators of
motorcycle vehicles shall be located in the general vicinity of an entrance to each county
facility. In no event, however, shall motorcycle parking spaces be located closer to a
facility entrance than those spaces designated for the use by the handicapped.
D. Owner/operators of motorcycle vehicles are, however, not required to park in only
designated motorcycle spaces.
§639-48. Parking in Designated Parking Spaces Prohibited.
Any person who parks a motor vehicle in a parking space reserved for a
motorcycle vehicle shall be deemed to be in violation of this article, and the owner of such motor
vehicle shall be responsible for any penalty imposed hereunder.
Provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Suffolk County Police
Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff.
§639-50. Penalties for Offenses.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of an offense and
be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.
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Section 3. Applicability.
This law shall apply to all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this
Section 4. Severability.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the
application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or
circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or
unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder
thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision,
section, or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm,
partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or
judgment shall be rendered.
Section 5. SEQRA Determination.
This Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this law constitutes a Type II action pursuant to
Section 617.5(c)(26), (27) and (33) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND
REGULATIONS (6 NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW in that the action constitutes routine or continuing
administration and management not including new programs or major reordering of priorities
that may affect the environment The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is
hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of determination of non-applicability
or non-significance in accordance with this law.
Section 6. Effective Date.
This law shall take effect immediately upon its filing in the Office of the Secretary
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Intro. Res. No. 1562-2022 Laid on Table 7/26/2022