Village of Amityville, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Amityville 12-14-2009 by L.L. No. 20-2009.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 25.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 172.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall take effect on January 2, 2010, subject to acceptance and filing by the Secretary of State.

§ 30-1 Establishment.

The Village Justice is hereby authorized and empowered to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Village Justice Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations.

§ 30-2 Appointment of personnel in charge.

A. 
The Village Justice shall appoint from time to time, subject to and after the approval of the Board of Trustees, the person or persons who shall be in charge of such Bureau.
B. 
Said appointments shall be made for periods not to exceed one official year.
C. 
Such persons appointed shall receive such compensation as the Board of Trustees may determine.
D. 
The Village Justice shall file in writing with the Village Clerk evidence of such appointments.

§ 30-3 Schedule of operation.

A. 
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall be open on such days and at such hours as the Village Justice Court may designate.
B. 
The Village Justice shall file in writing with the Village Clerk a schedule of such days and hours.

§ 30-4 Scope of authority.

A. 
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall be authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as speeding or a misdemeanor or a felony.
B. 
The Village Justice shall designate and determine the particular violations to be disposed of by said Bureau.
C. 
The Village Justice shall file in writing with the Village Clerk a schedule of the designated violations.

§ 30-5 Payment of fines.

A. 
The Village Justice Court is hereby empowered to determine the amount of the fine to be paid for each particular offense which may be satisfied at the Traffic Violations Bureau as hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
B. 
The Village Justice shall file in writing a schedule of such fines in the office of the Village Clerk.

§ 30-6 Procedure for answering charge at Bureau.

A person charged with any of the offenses, designated as provided in § 30-4 of this chapter, shall be permitted to answer such charge at the Traffic Violations Bureau by appearing in person at such Bureau, paying the fine prescribed and filing a written waiver and power of attorney, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and to pay such fine in court.

§ 30-7 Time limit for appearance at Bureau.

The length of time, as calculated from the service of a summons, within which a person shall be permitted to appear before the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be determined by the Village Justice, and he shall file with the Village Clerk a schedule of the time limits for such appearances.

§ 30-8 Form of waiver and power of attorney.

The written waiver and power of attorney provided for in § 30-6 shall be substantially in the following form:
WAIVER AND POWER OF ATTORNEY
I, the undersigned, did violate Section _______ of the Code on the _____ day of _____________, 20___ and do hereby waive a hearing in court and plead guilty to the charge, and authorize the person in charge of the Traffic Violations Bureau to make such a plea in my behalf, and I agree to pay a fine of $____________. I have been informed of my right to counsel, and of my right to appear in court to answer to, explain or defend any charge of violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation, and I hereby waive such rights.
Signature:
Address:
Dated: ___________________________
Witnessed:
__________________________________
(Traffic Violations Bureau)

§ 30-9 Acceptance of fine, waiver and power of attorney.

Acceptance of the prescribed fine, waiver and power of attorney provided for herein by Traffic Violations Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for a violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt by the persons in charge of said Bureau. The form of the receipt shall be prescribed by the Village Justice.

§ 30-10 Failure to answer charge within designated time.

If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer as prescribed in this chapter within the time designated, the Traffic Violations Bureau may cause a complaint to be entered against said person forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the Court.

§ 30-11 Procedure for multiple violations.

[Amended 3-8-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]
Any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the Traffic Violations Bureau, or guilty of three or more violations other than parking violations, shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau, but must appear in court at a time specified by said Bureau.

§ 30-12 Records.

The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep a record of all violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in court or in the Bureau, and also a record of all fines collected and the disposition thereof.

§ 30-13 Additional duties and records.

The Traffic Violations Bureau shall perform such other or additional duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed by the Village Justice or the Board of Trustees.

§ 30-14 Discontinuance of Bureau.

The Traffic Violations Bureau may be discontinued by the Village Justice at any time upon order of the Board of Trustees.