Bill Summary for S 139 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Mar 3 2015
S.L. 2015-60

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 139 (Local) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SYLVA TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE ORDINANCES RELATING TO PARKING.
Intro. by J. Davis.

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Amends the charter of the town of Sylva to provide for certain parking ordinances to be approved by the board of commissioners, including establishing that each hour a vehicle remains illegally parked in an on-street parking space is a separate offense for which the violator can receive a ticket. Further provides for an ordinance requiring that any vehicle  that has been towed for a parking violation must be held until all towing fees and penalties related to all outstanding parking tickets and parking penalties are paid in full to the town or a bond is posted for that same amount. Provides that such payment does not waive a person's right to contest the towing, tickets, or penalties. Authorizes ordinances to be passed that allow for the use of wheel locks on vehicles that are parked in a public vehicular area for which there is one or more outstanding, unpaid, or overdue parking tickets for a period of 90 days. Requires the wheel-lock ordinance to provide for a notice or warning to be affixed to the vehicle, allows a fee of up to $50, and allows other specified actions. 

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