City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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[Ord. No. O-17-3, 4-19-2017]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in Section 1-8 for violations of the Code of the City of Poughkeepsie; and in addition thereto, if a licensee, or the owner, operator or driver of a licensed vehicle, his license or licenses or those issued to or for such vehicle may be suspended or revoked. The Chief of Police may, in his discretion, temporarily suspend a license pending the outcome of the prosecution of the licensee under this chapter or under any other provision of any applicable law, code, rule or regulation. The penalties set forth herein and in the City Charter and Code shall be in addition to and not instead of any other penalties imposed by any other applicable law, code, rule or regulation of any other governmental or regulatory agency or entity.
[Ord. No. O-17-3, 4-19-2017]
Whenever a state of emergency is declared by the City Council, City Administrator or other public official with such authority, or whenever the Chief of Police, or, if there be none, the highest ranking officer in command of the Police Department, determines that protection of public safety so requires, the City Administrator and/or the Chief of Police may suspend the provisions of this chapter, in whole or in part, for part or all of the period during which such emergency conditions may prevail. Such power shall include, but not be limited to, the suspension of the requirement that fares be paid by passengers and/or other requirements of this chapter. Under such circumstances, all drivers and operators shall endeavor to keep and maintain accurate records showing the trips provided and the details of same during such period, similar to such records as would be required to be kept by this chapter if such period of emergency had not existed.
[Ord. No. O-17-3, 4-19-2017]
(a) 
The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed severable. The finding of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any one or more provisions hereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of the other sections or provisions of this chapter, as long as the sense thereof remains.
(b) 
This chapter shall take effect 30 days from the date of its adoption by the Common Council, as provided under the terms of the Municipal Home Rule.