1809-b. Mandatory surcharge required for certain violations relating to handicapped parking spaces. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever proceedings in an administrative tribunal or a court result in a finding of liability, or conviction for a violation of section twelve hundred three-a, twelve hundred three-b or twelve hundred three-c of this chapter or any other statute, local law, ordinance or rule involving the parking, stopping or standing of motor vehicles registered pursuant to section four hundred four-a of this chapter or those possessing a special vehicle identification parking permit issued in accordance with section one thousand two hundred three-a of this chapter, there shall be levied a mandatory surcharge in addition to any other sentence, fine or penalty otherwise permitted or required, in the amount of thirty dollars. Such surcharge shall not be deemed a monetary penalty for the purposes of section two hundred thirty-seven of this chapter or section 19-203 of the administrative code of the city of New York.
2. The mandatory surcharge provided for in subdivision one of this section shall be paid to the clerk of the court or administrative tribunal that made the determination of liability. Within the first ten days of the month next succeeding the collection of such surcharge, the collecting authority shall pay fifteen dollars of such surcharge to the chief fiscal officer of the county in which such violation occurred or of the city of New York, for deposit to the credit of the handicapped parking education fund of such county or city established pursuant to section twelve hundred three-g of this chapter which shall be used by such county or city solely for a handicapped parking education program pursuant to such section. The remaining amount of the surcharge shall be paid to the chief fiscal officer of the municipality from which it originated and used by such municipality for its local criminal justice programs and purposes; provided, however, that such municipality shall use ten percent of such funds for developing and implementing a disability awareness program for local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of training local law enforcement personnel to recognize and appropriately respond to persons with disabilities with whom such personnel come into contact in the course of their duties.
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