NY: Bill Would Require City Agencies To Gather Photo Evidence While Issuing Summonses


Looking to crack down on the potential for frivolous violations, Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) is set to unveil a bill today that would require city agents to snap pictures as part of issuing summonses, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports.

“If you’re saying this is what the violation is, take a picture of it, verify it,” Peralta said. “You’re proving there was a violation.”

The legislation would require city agencies to provide photographic evidence when issuing summonses for violations that are reviewed by the City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Read more at the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.


  1. Finally. Some accountability from these money hungry ticket writers. It is amazing that it has taken this long for such a solution. It won’t solve all the problems but will certainly help.

  2. There have been cases where a violation was staged, such as a sanitation worker taking glass out of a garbage can, breaking it on the floor, then issuing a ticket. Luckily that one was caught on a surveillance camera. A photo won’t help, there needs to be continuous video like a body cam so we can know what really happened.


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