1. a. A person who owns or controls a parking area which is open to the public or to which the public is invited and which contains special parking spaces for the use of persons who have been issued a placard or wheelchair symbol license plates pursuant to P.L.1949, c.280 (C.39:4-204 et seq.) shall be responsible for assuring that access to these special parking spaces and to curb cuts or other improvements designed to provide accessibility for persons with disabilities is not obstructed.
b.If snow or ice is obstructing the special parking space, curb cut or other improvement designed to provide accessibility for the person with a disability, it shall be removed within 24 hours after the weather condition causing the snow or ice ceases.
c.A person who violates this act shall be liable for a penalty of not less than $500 or more than $1,000 for each space that is obstructed.
L.1999, c.182, s.1; amended 2007, c.287; 2013, c.3, s.10.