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The materials below consist of regulations of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. However, it is not the Official Compilation of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York. Readers are advised to refer to the Official Compilation ( 8 NYCRR Part et seq )in case of questions.

PART 561





Purpose, scope, and authority


Traffic control


Parking regulations




Violations, sanctions


Notice, hearing and disposition


Amendments and revisions

§ 561.1 Purpose, scope, and authority.

(a) These regulations have been established in order to control motor vehicle traffic and parking on the State University of New York at Albany campus. The act of parking or driving a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege and constitutes acceptance by the owner and/or operator of the responsibility to see that his/her vehicle is neither parked nor operated in violation of these regulations or any regulations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

(b) These regulations apply to the use and operation of all motor vehicles, as described by the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, upon all properties owned or leased by the State University of New York at Albany. The regulations apply to all operators of motor vehicles on university property, including faculty, staff, students and visitors.

(c) Section 362 of the Education Law authorizes the State University to develop its own rules regarding traffic and parking, not inconsistent with the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. This section provides that punishments for violations of any such campus-created rule be administered by the institution. Violations of provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, made applicable to the campus, shall be adjudicated by the magistrate's court having territorial jurisdiction on campus (Albany Traffic Court or Guilderland Justice of the Peace Court [sic] as the case may be). Under companion legislation (L. 1972, ch. 383), peace officers appointed by State University, shall enforce both the campus parking regulations and applicable State vehicle and traffic statutes.

(d) Section 362 of the Education Law, authorizes the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York to provide for the regulation of vehicular traffic and parking upon property under the supervision and control of the State University. The purpose of this section is to provide for the safety and convenience of students, faculty, employees and visitors upon the grounds of the State University.

(e) Section 560.2 of the trustees' regulation provides for the application of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to all State-operated institutions.

(f) Pursuant to section 560.3 of the trustees' resolution pertaining to the regulations governing vehicular traffic and parking:

§ 561.2 Traffic control.

(a) Pursuant to authority conferred by the New York State Education Law, the following traffic regulations are established on the grounds of the State University of New York at Albany, in the City of Albany and in the Town of Guilderland, Albany County.

(b) Parking is prohibited on or along both sides of all roadways, except as noted by parking control signs.

(c) Campus Perimeter Road shall not be used as a thruway thoroughfare for motor vehicles traveling between Washington Avenue, Fuller Road or Western Avenue unless the driver or occupants of the vehicle have campus-related business. STOP signs are erected on all entrances thereto except those listed below on which YIELD signs are erected:

(d) Traffic is directed as indicated on the following campus roadways to stop and yield the right-of-way to traffic on the noncampus highway before entering said highway.

(e) The following intersections are designated as STOP/YIELD intersections as indicated below:

(f) Roadways for one-way traffic are designated as follows:

§ 561.3 Parking regulations.

(a) No student, member of the faculty, or staff shall operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind or description on premises or property under the control of the university unless such motor vehicle is properly registered during each university registration period or within the first academic business week following acquisition of the vehicle, whichever is earlier.

(b) Such registration shall be valid for the academic year and shall be conditioned upon the registrant's payment of a motor vehicle registration fee of an amount approved by the chancellor or his designee.

(c) Upon payment of a registration fee, registration decals shall be issued which must be affixed to the vehicle according to instructions printed thereon. No motor vehicle registration fee shall be imposed upon a visitor except that a parking permit may be issued.

(d) Where such registered vehicle is sold or transferred or where the owner or operator is no longer enrolled or employed at the institution, or in the event of the revocation of a registration, such decals must be removed and destroyed.

(e) Special or temporary parking permits shall not be altered.

(f) No person shall park a vehicle in any area except those areas specifically designated as motor vehicle parking lots or spaces.

(g) No motor vehicle shall be parked in a designated parking area other than the parking area(s) to which such registrant or visitor has been assigned. The map indicates campus parking areas for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Parking vehicles in any area not shown or designated as such (including walkways and roadways) is prohibited. In extraordinary circumstances (medical, extreme inconvenience, etc.), a special parking permit may be issued by the public safety office.

(h) No person shall park a motor vehicle within his/her designated parking area other than within the space for the parking or standing of a motor vehicle as indicated by posted signs, pavement markings or painted lines restricting or limiting such parking.

(i) No person shall fail to observe and obey any slow, stop, yield, caution, or any other duly posted sign regulating traffic or parking.

(j) The speed limit on Perimeter Road is 30 miles per hour and the speed limit in parking areas and on service roads is 15 miles per hour.

(k) Motor vehicles shall not be parked so as to block or otherwise hinder access to a fire hydrant, campus building, or entrance or exit to a parking lot or campus roadway.

(l) No person shall park a motor vehicle within the designated pay lots except on payment of a parking fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee.

(m) Vehicles parked on university property shall be deemed to be abandoned if without the permission of the department of public safety:

(n) Notwithstanding any provision of this Part, a driver shall not fail to obey the traffic commands of an officer of the campus public safety office.

§ 561.4 Towing.

(a) Any motor vehicle operated or parked on campus in violation of this Part may be removed or towed away and stored at the owner's expense.

(b) The owner or operator of a vehicle towed and stored in the university impound area, shall be assessed a storage fee as approved by the chancellor or his designee.

(c) Vehicles towed pursuant to this Part will be charged a tow fee approved by the chancellor or his designee if towed by the university tow truck, or the fee charged by a private tow service if such outside tow service is used.

(d) Snow emergency.

§ 561.5 Violations, sanctions.

(a) Any person who violates this Part or any campus rules approved by the Board of Trustees shall be subject to:

(b) Such fine for each violation shall be $20 as noted on the traffic violation notice, except that the fine shall be $50 for each handicapped parking space violation.

(c) Such fines, in the case of an officer or employee of State University, may be deducted from the salary or wages of such officer or employee found in violation of such regulations; or in the case of a student of State University found in violation of such regulations, the university may withhold his/her grades and transcripts until such time as such fine is paid.

(d) Upon the receipt of 10 campus traffic or parking violations during an academic year, a campus motor vehicle registration may be revoked for the balance of the academic year.

§ 561.6 Notice, hearing and disposition.

(a) A complaint (traffic ticket) regarding any violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law or any traffic ordinance which a locality is permitted to adopt shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws.

(b) A complaint (traffic ticket) regarding any violation of a campus rule approved by the Board of Trustees shall recite the time and place of the violation and the title number or substance of the applicable rule.

(c) A hearing officer and/or board is designated by the chief administrative officer of the university to hear appeals for alleged violations of campus traffic and parking regulations. Such hearing officer and/or board shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence but may hear or receive any testimony or evidence directly relevant and material to the issues presented.

(d) At the conclusion of the hearing, or not later than five days thereafter, such hearing officer or board shall file a decision and report. A notice of the decision shall be promptly transmitted to the violator. The report shall include:

§ 561.7 Amendments and revisions.

This Part shall be subject to amendment or revision. Any amendments or revisions thereof shall be filed as required within 30 days after adoption by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York.