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(INTRO 81-A)
Introduced: 2004
Passed City Council: July 21, 2004
Mayor Veto: August 16, 2004
City Council Override: September 28, 2004

In 1993, the city made it illegal to own a car alarm that is activated by vibrations or that sounds for longer than three minutes; however, it has been legal to sell and install these types of alarms in New York. This bill makes it illegal to sell or install such car alarms and carries a penalty of $500 to $1,000 for a first offense. Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the bill, arguing that it effectively bans car alarms in the city and can lead to auto thefts; the council overrode the mayor.


How Councilmembers Voted (second vote):

49-Yes  2-No  0-Abstain  0-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19 No
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37 No
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30Yes
James F. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
Vincent J. GentileDemocrat43Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Letitia JamesWorking Families35Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Margarita LopezDemocrat2Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50Yes
Annabel PalmaDemocrat18Yes
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13Yes
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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