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New York - Sanitation Bill Clears NY State Assembly‏

Published on: June 19, 2012 01:46 PM
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In this file photo Assemblyman Dov Hikind shows video that indicates trumped-up city Sanitation Department summonses.New York - A Sanitation Bill introduced by Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) to help eliminate false sanitation tickets has just passed the NY State Assembly by 101 to 3 and now awaits approval of the NY State Senate. The proposed legislation will require DSNY agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a sanitation ticket is issued.

Calling the bill “the antidote to bogus tickets,” Assemblyman Hikind proposed the legislation only four months ago after proving that DSNY sanitation workers were purposely or carelessly issuing expensive tickets to his constituents and other New Yorkers. Three NY City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) agents were captured on surveillance video in Brooklyn issuing fraudulent tickets.

“Today, we’re one step closer to making the ticketing process for sanitation violations as fair as possible to home owners and business owners,” said the Assemblyman.


The Hikind legislation (#8968-B) will require sanitation agents to carry a mobile device that will allow them to take photographs with a time and date stamp of sanitation violations, and upload the photos and accompanying summons to a central database.

“Sanitation tickets are a minimum of $100,” Hikind noted. “This is a tremendous financial burden, especially in today’s economy. My office is frequently contacted by constituents who’ve received tickets yet claim innocence. Photographs will remove all doubts. This new legislation will not only protect potential victims of the system, but it will also reduce paperwork and the cost of adjudication proceedings.”

Hikind added, “Anyone who has ever received a violation knows it always comes down to their word against the agent’s. With photographic evidence, there can be no dispute as to the guilt or innocence of a property owner. It’s a win-win for the City and for New York City’s residents.”

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 Jun 19, 2012 at 02:07 PM OyGevald Says:

While I agree with the proposed measures, you can be certain the cost of the summons will increase to reflect the purchasing and maintenance of the Camera systems the agents will have to carry.


 Jun 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM MAYERFREUND Says:

This act will benefit allot of yidishe homeowners so he is a "osek b'zorche zibur"


 Jun 19, 2012 at 02:27 PM StevenWright Says:

Who are the 3 geniuses that opposed it?


 Jun 19, 2012 at 03:34 PM Anonymous Says:

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StevenWright Says:

Who are the 3 geniuses that opposed it?

Assemblymembers that got paid off by Bloomberg


 Jun 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
StevenWright Says:

Who are the 3 geniuses that opposed it?

Dov continue your great work on behalf of the community


 Jun 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM schwartzi Says:

why go thru all the headaches of changing the law and issuing the retards cameras etc.
Just fire the bums who issue the fake tickets, and watch how the rest of the retards take heed.
none of these bozos want to lose their cushy city jobs.


 Jun 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM Satmar fan Says:

How is this a good idea? It will now be impossible to fight a ticket. Everyone knows that these sanitation tickets are settled for a fraction, but now that they have a picture, forget it. We'll be paying full price with no option to plead not guilty. And just watch once this is a done deal our wonderful mayor Bloomberg will raise the ticket prices


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