[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 11-11-1968 by part of Ord. No. 211; amended in its entirety 6-10-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Justice Court of the Village of Lawrence is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic and parking violations, pursuant to Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law.
The Traffic Violations Bureau, when established, is authorized to dispose of violations of traffic and parking laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, when such offenses do not constitute the traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or a felony, by permitting a person charged with an offense, within the limitations stated in Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, to answer at any time from the receipt of the summons and at a time prior to the return day thereof, at such Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written general or special power of attorney, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, 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 pay such a fine in court.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall have the powers and shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law and shall be subject to such additional limitations as the Court establishing it may designate.
The procedure before the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be that provided in said Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law and as provided by the Village Justice Court from time to time.