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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 585

STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT CORTLAND

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585.1

Applicability of this Part

585.2

Application of Vehicle and Traffic Law

585.3

General regulations

585.4

Definition of terms used in this part

585.5

Who may register and possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University college at Cortland

585.6

Who may not register and possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University college at Cortland

585.7

Motor vehicle registration

585.8

Registration stickers and fees; visitor identification

585.9

Use of parking lots

585.10

Off-campus parking

585.11

Snow emergency

585.12

Towing

585.13

Types of violations

585.14

Responsibility, penalties, and fines for violation(s) and/or liability or damage claims

585.15

Enforcement procedures; complaints, hearings, and payment and collection of fines

585.16

Traffic controls

585.17

Parking fees

§ 585.1 Applicability of this Part.

This Part shall govern vehicular and pedestrian traffic, parking, and safety upon all highways, streets, roads, and sidewalks owned or maintained by State University of New York and controlled by the State University College at Cortland, and shall apply to faculty, staff, students, visitors, and all other persons upon such premises.

§ 585.2 Application of Vehicle and Traffic Law.

(a) Application of Vehicle and Traffic Law. The Vehicle and Traffic Law shall apply upon such premises notwithstanding any reference in such law to public highways, streets, roads, or sidewalks.

(b) A violation of any section of the Vehicle and Traffic Law made applicable by subdivision (a) of this section shall be a misdemeanor or traffic infraction as designated in such law, and shall be punishable as therein provided.

(c) Such laws adopted by State University of New York and/or the State University College at Cortland in subdivision (a) of this section shall be enforced in any court having jurisdiction.

(d) A complaint regarding any violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, or any traffic ordinance applicable on such premises shall be processed in accordance with the requirements of applicable law.

§ 585.3 General regulations.

(a) All persons possessing motor vehicles on premises covered by this Part shall be charged with full and complete knowledge of the contents of this Part. Ignorance of the contents of this Part is neither excuse nor extenuation for violation of any of the provisions of this Part.

(b) Possession of a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland is a privilege and not a right.

(c) In order to insure maximum utilization of the limited facilities available, and to promote the orderly handling of traffic, it has become necessary to register all motor vehicles on such premises. Registration of a motor vehicle under and pursuant to this Part confers the privilege of possessing that motor vehicle on such premises in accordance with the terms of this Part.

(d) The Chief of University Police will administer this Part. The Chief of University Police is authorized to administer the rule standards for the eligibility, registration, possession, operation, and parking of all motor vehicles on the premises of the State University College at Cortland, and to adopt such reasonable measures as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Part. All requests for special arrangements should be directed to the office of the Chief of University Police (i.e.,--parking for seminars, special events, and other unusual campus activities.)

(e) The college shall not be responsible for loss or theft of, damage to, or property missing from motor vehicles on such premises.

(f)  Veterans.  Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at the college shall be exempt from regis-tration and parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.

§ 585.4 Definition of terms used in this Part.

(a) Faculty and staff. For the purposes of this Part, faculty and staff shall include only the following persons or groups:

(b) Commuting student(s). For the purposes of this Part, a commuting student shall be any student, whether full-time, part-time, graduate, or undergraduate, who is currently registered at and who attends the State University College at Cortland while living off campus and who needs to drive to and from the campus in order to attend the college as a registered student.

(c) Noncommuting student(s). All students who are not specifically covered by the provisions of subdivision (b) of this section.

(d) Motor vehicle. Any motor-propelled vehicle used for transporting persons or property.

(e) Possession. Actual physical control or operation of a motor vehicle, or the right to control or operate a motor vehicle, even though ownership of the motor vehicle is vested in a parent, spouse, another student, another person, etc.

(f) Overnight parking. For the purposes of this Part, overnight parking shall be parking in a class "A" or "G" parking lot on the main campus of the State University College at Cortland between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

§ 585.5 Who may register and possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

(a) Faculty and staff as defined in section 585.4(a) of this Part.

(b) Commuting students as defined in section 585.4(b) of this Part.

(c) Noncommuting students as defined in section 585.4(c) of this Part:

(d) Visitors.

§ 585.6 Who may not register or possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

(a) All persons who are not specifically covered by the provisions of section 585.5 of this Part.

(b) Any person who, by reason of previous violations of the provisions of this Part, would have had or did in fact have his or her motor vehicle registration, possession, and parking privileges revoked and/or thereafter denied under the provisions of this Part.

§ 585.7 Motor vehicle registration.

(a) All persons who qualify under section 585.5 of this Part and who wish to possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland at any time and for any reason or period of time whatsoever must register said motor vehicle and pay a fee as approved by the chancellor or designee.

(b) Registration stickers and visitor identification may be obtained in the office of the Chief of University Police in the Van Hoesen Building. Persons wishing to obtain a permit must present:

(c) All persons who wish to possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur's license issued by a State of the United States.

(d) All persons who wish to possess a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland must be covered by public liability and property damage insurance in at least the amounts set forth by the motor vehicle laws of the State of New York.

(e) Suspension or revocation of a valid motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur's license and/or cancellation of public liability and property damage insurance shall automatically cancel the registration sticker or visitor identification issued by the State University College at Cortland.

(f) Registration stickers and visitor identification must be affixed on the motor vehicle as provided in this Part.

(g) Automobiles may only be registered by the owner of the motor vehicle or the spouse, sons or daughters of the owner. Students may not register another student’s automobile.

§ 585.8 Registration stickers and fees; visitor identification.

(a) Registration stickers will be issued to faculty and staff who qualify under section 585.5(a) of this Part.

(b) Registration stickers will be issued to commuting students who qualify under section 585.5(b) of this Part.

(c) Registration stickers will be issued to noncommuting students who qualify under section 585.5(c) of this Part. Noncommuting students may not register more than one motor vehicle. There shall be no exceptions to this rule.

(d) All motor vehicle registration stickers for faculty/staff will expire at midnight on August 31st of every year regardless of the date of issuance, and must be renewed annually. Student and visitor registration stickers must be renewed each year.

(e) Placement of registration stickers and visitor identification. Remove all expired motor vehicle registration stickers and/or visitor identification from the motor vehicle and place the current registration sticker or visitor identification on the left rear side window.

(f) Registration stickers and visitor identification must be visible at all times when the motor vehicle is parked on the premises of the State University College at Cortland, and it will be the responsibility of each individual registrant to see that the registration sticker or visitor identification is properly affixed to the window and is clearly visible when the motor vehicle is parked on the premises of the State University College at Cortland. Registration stickers may not be taped or clipped onto the window of any motor vehicle.

(g) Lost and/or replacement stickers and/or visitor identification. Persons who change motor vehicles during the year must:

§ 585.9 Use of parking lots.

(a) All provisions of this Part are in effect at all times with the exception of "A" lots in which we will allow open parking from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends.

(b) All parking in parking lots on the premises of the State University College at Cortland will be "head-in parking" unless otherwise instructed.

(c) Only those motor vehicles which are validly and currently registered with the college and which bear valid, current registration stickers or visitor identification may be parked in parking lots on the premises of the State University College at Cortland, and then only as specifically provided in this Part or as stated on the visitor identification in question.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions (e) through (h) of this section, parking by visitors in parking lots on the premises of the State University College at Cortland is restricted at all times to validly and currently registered visitors' motor vehicles bearing valid, current visitor identification and shall at all times be in conformity with the parking instructions set forth on the visitor identification for the particular motor vehicle in question.

(e) Parking in parking lots bearing the letter designation "A" is restricted (except as noted in subdivision [a] of this section) to validly and currently registered faculty and staff motor vehicles bearing valid, current registration stickers.

(f) Parking in parking lots bearing the letter designation "G" is restricted at all times to validly and currently registered graduate commuter student motor vehicle bearing valid, current registration stickers.

(g) There shall be no overnight parking at any time in any campus parking lot bearing the letter designation "A" or "G" without permission of the University Police Department.

(h) Students who have completed less than 25 1/2 credit hours must park only in parking lots bearing the letter designation "D".

§ 585.10 Off-campus parking.

(a) The college is not responsible for faculty, staff, student and visitor motor vehicles parked off-campus.

(b) The college will cooperate with the City of Cortland authorities in enforcing parking and other motor vehicle laws, ordinances, rules, etc.

§ 585.11 Snow emergency.

(a) The chief administrative officer of the college or designee may declare a snow emergency on the premises of the State University College at Cortland at any time when, in the opinion of said chief administrative officer or designee, weather conditions so warrant.

(b) To determine whether or not a snow emergency has been declared, one should contact the office of the Chief of University Police.

(c) During a declared snow emergency, all persons possessing motor vehicles on the premises of the State University College at Cortland shall obey temporary instructions for the use of parking lots and/or the operation and parking of motor vehicles on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

§ 585.12 Towing.

(a) Motor vehicles on the premises of the State University College at Cortland which are in violation of any of the provisions of this Part may be towed away at the expense of the person who registered the motor vehicle with the college, or at the expense of the owner thereof if said motor vehicle is not then registered with the college.

(b) The following violations are of such a serious nature as to be given the highest priority for towing:

§ 585.13 Types of violations.

(a) Possessory violations.   (1) Faculty, staff and students will be allowed one week's grace period, beginning with the first day of each new semester and/or summer session, to comply with the motor vehicle registration requirements set forth in this Part.

(b) Parking violations. Parking violations on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

(c) Moving violations.  (1) Minor-college adjudication. *

§ 585.14 Responsibility, penalties, and fines for violation(s) and/or liability or damage claims.

(a) Responsibility. The individual in whose name the motor vehicle is registered with the college, or the owner thereof if the motor vehicle is not then registered with the college, shall be responsible for any and all penalties and for any and all liability for damage claims, resulting from the possession, operation and/or parking of the motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

(b) Penalties--revocation and/or denial of privileges of registering, possessing, operating, and/or parking of a motor vehicle on the premises of the State University College at Cortland.

(c) Fines and penalties for violations (see, generally, section 585.13 of this Part).

§ 585.15 Enforcement procedures; complaints, hearings, and payment and collection of fines.

(a) All of the provisions of this section shall be in effect for and govern any and all violations of the provisions of this Part other than sections 585.2, 585.13(c)(2) and 585.14(c)(3) of this Part.

(b) Complaints. Any alleged violation of any of the provisions of this Part to which this section applies shall result in the issuance of a complaint which shall, among other things:

(c) Hearings.     (1) The chief administrative officer of the State University College at Cortland shall designate a hearing officer to hear complaints of any alleged violation of any of the provisions of this Part to which this section applies, which hearing officer:

(d) Payment and collection of fines.

§ 585.16 Traffic controls.

(a) The following traffic regulations are herewith established on the grounds of the State University of New York College at Cortland:

§ 585.17 Parking fees.

Parking fees as approved by the chancellor, or designee, shall be charged for motor vehicles parked within designated lots, consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and in accordance with guidelines established by the chancellor or designee. Such guidelines shall provide that the determination of the amount of the fee be based substantially on an analysis of the costs attributable to the operation and maintenance of the parking facilities owned and operated by the College at Cortland.