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It pays to complain: New bill would pay NYers to report parking violations

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 21:42:07-05

Snitches get — a quarter of the proceeds?

A new bill proposed by city legislators would allow New Yorkers to report others for parking illegally and take a cut of the fine.

Two New York City councilmen — Stephen Levin and Speaker Corey Johnson — are the primary sponsors of the bill that would create a $175 fine for obstruction of a bike lane, bus lane, sidewalk, cross walk or fire hydrant (under certain conditions).

It would also create a civilian reporting program, essentially allowing passersby to submit complaints — and provide evidence — of a violation to the Department of Transportation.

Once the city collects the fine, the complainant gets 25%.

If the bill passes, it'll bring new meaning to "if you see something, say something."