Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Nassau County
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§ 205-30 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
A violation against this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.

§ 205-31 Comptroller to render invoices.

[Added 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The Comptroller may render invoices for the costs of Town services.

§ 205-32 Solicitation from streets and sidewalks prohibited.

[Added 9-29-2009 by L.L. No. 10-2009]
A. 
Legislative intent. It is the intention of the Town Board to protect the health, safety and welfare of motorists and pedestrians using public rights-of-way within the Town of Oyster Bay, and persons standing in close proximity to said public rights-of-way, from the dangers of obstruction, distraction and delays of traffic caused by the solicitation of employment by pedestrians from or directed to operators or occupants of motor vehicles while utilizing the Town's public rights-of-way, or by the offer of employment to pedestrians by the operators or occupants of motor vehicles while utilizing the Town's public rights-of-way.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EMPLOYMENT
Services, industry or labor performed by a person for wages or other compensation under any contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied.
PERSON
Any individual, company, corporation, association, business or legal entity.
PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
All of the areas dedicated to public use for public street purposes and shall include roadways, parkways, highways, streets, medians, sidewalks, curbs, slopes, and areas of land between the sidewalk and the curb, which are also known as "utility strips," except for lawful public parking areas.
SOLICIT or SOLICITATION
Any request, offer, enticement or action which announces the availability for or of employment, or a request, offer, enticement or action which seeks to offer or secure employment. Examples of behavior which constitute solicitation of employment include but are not limited to waving arms, making hand signals, shouting to someone in a vehicle, jumping up and down, waving signs soliciting employment pointed at persons in vehicles, approaching vehicles, standing in the public right-of-way while facing vehicles in the roadway or entering the roadway portion of a public right-of-way for the purpose of seeking employment. A solicitation shall be deemed complete when made, whether or not an employment relationship is created, a transaction is completed or an exchange of money or property takes place.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person standing within or adjacent to any public right-of-way within the Town of Oyster Bay to stop or attempt to stop any motor vehicle utilizing said public right-of-way for the purpose of soliciting employment of any kind from the occupants of said motor vehicle.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle utilizing a public right-of-way within the Town of Oyster Bay to stop or stand within or adjacent to said public right-of-way or any area designated as either a traffic lane or a no-standing or no-stopping zone for the purpose of soliciting employment or accepting a solicitation of employment from a pedestrian.
E. 
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the following:
(1) 
Service-related activities such as taxicabs, limousine service, public transportation vehicles, towing operations, ambulance service and similar uses.
(2) 
Nothing shall prohibit a business or property owner from soliciting employment at or upon the property owner's private property; provided, however, that automobiles, recreational vehicles, trailers, trucks and other vehicles do not constitute a business property exempt from the provisions of this section.
F. 
Penalties for offenses. Any violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $250 for each offense.