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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 586

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sec

 

586.1

Purpose

586.2

Scope

586.3

Authority and enforcement

586.4

Parking regulation

586.5

Penalties

586.6

Notice, hearing and disposition

586.7

Amendments to rules (Marcy Campus)

586.8

Amendments to rules

§ 586.1 Purpose.

The following regulations are established so that a safe, orderly flow of traffic is maintained, and some control of motor vehicles is exercised. The registration of motor vehicles is a necessary function so that the public safety force can easily identify the motor vehicles of the college community to the mutual advantage of the individual owner and to the college.

§ 586.2 Scope.

The regulations apply to the use of all motor vehicles, as described by the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, upon all properties owned or leased by the SUNY Institute of Technology. The regulations apply to all operators of such motor vehicles including faculty, staff, students and visitors.

§ 586.3 Authority and enforcement.

Section 360 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 legislation provides that punishments for violations of such campus-created rules be administered by the institution. Violations of provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, applicable to the campus, shall be adjudicated by the magistrate' s court having jurisdiction. Under companion legislation, campus public safety officers have the designated authority and shall enforce both the campus regulations and applicable State vehicle and traffic statutes.

§ 586.4 Parking regulations.

(a) Registration. All vehicles to be operated or parked on property owned or leased by the SUNY Institute of Technology must be registered with the public safety office. The registration decals must be displayed in accordance with the instructions given at the time of issuance. The registration decals issued are valid until the date designated by public safety, when all registration decals must be revalidated. Vehicles must be registered during the period of class registration or within the first academic business week following acquisition of a vehicle. 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 substantially based on an analysis of the costs attributable to the operation and maintenance of the parking facilities owned and operated by the Institute of Technology.

(b) Special parking. Special parking permits for physically handicapped persons (as certified to by a physician) will be issued on an individual basis. Persons seeking such privileges must fill out an application for approval with the public safety office.

(c) No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the college in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any other hazard, or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way.

(d) No person shall fail to observe and obey any duly posted signs regulating traffic or parking.

(e) Speed limit. No person shall drive a vehicle in parking areas at a speed which is greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions, and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, but in no event shall a person drive a vehicle in excess of 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. Pedestrians have the right of way at all times.

(f) No person shall park his vehicle in any area not designated to be a parking space. The map of the parking areas indicates certain reserved areas and those areas designated for open parking. Faculty, staff and students use the same areas on a first-come, first-served basis.

(g) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions and regulations, a driver of a vehicle shall not fail to obey the lawful traffic commands of an officer of the public safety force.

(h) Overnight parking is prohibited in all lots except E, F, H, I, J, K, L and M. Prior authorization is required for overnight parking in any other lot. Overnight parking is available in G lot for persons taking State vehicles on overnight trips.

(i) No person shall park at any time along the campus roadways or on the grassy areas adjacent to any such roadways.

(j) Motorcycles are subject to the same restrictions as all other vehicles. Motorcycles may not be driven on walkways nor may they be parked close to buildings.

§ 586.5 Penalties.

(a) Any person who violates these regulations or rules, approved by the board of trustees, shall be subject to:

(b) Fine schedule.

(c) The complaint (parking ticket) issued for violations of campus regulations shall indicate the fine schedule and advise that the person must appeal within seven calendar days of the date of issuance. An alleged violation cannot be appealed or disputed beyond this seven-day period. Such fines must be paid; in the case of an employee of the college, the fine may be deducted from the salary or wages of such employee; in the case of an unpaid fine against a student, the college will withhold transcripts and grades.

(d) Towing. Any motor vehicle operated or parked on campus in violation of this Part may be removed or towed away at the operator's expense.

§ 586.6 Notice, hearing and disposition.

(a) A complaint (traffic ticket) regarding any violation of the 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 (parking 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 college 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:

§ 586.7 Amendments to rules (Marcy Campus).

(a) "Campus Drive" will be the name for the main campus road.

(b) "Service Drive" will be the name of the service road. This road will be a two-way roadway restricted to college maintenance and service vehicles. The speed limit will be 15 MPH.

(c) "Governor Horatio Seymour Road" will be the name of the main campus entrance road that terminates at the cul-de-sac in front of the ALC building. There is absolutely no parking on this road. Its primary use is for bus pickup/drop-off. All vehicles will keep right when entering the cul-de-sac.

(d) "Residential Drive" will be the name of the roadway connecting (North) Campus Drive with (South) Campus Drive.

(e) Parking lots will be named:

(f) Handicap individuals must park within designated handicap areas of the lots.

(g) Visitor parking will primarily be in Parking Lots B, E, F and J. Vehicles parked outside of the designated visitor spaces must be registered with Public Safety and display a valid registration decal or must display a visitor/guest pass.

(h) Driving on any of the pedestrian walks on the campus is a violation of this Part. Emergency vehicles or college maintenance vehicles are exempt from this Part.

(i) Drivers are required to obey the instructions conveyed by traffic control devices. Failure to obey these instructions is a violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

§ 586.8 Amendments to rules.

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