§ 71.21  HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES.
   (A)   The Board of Public Works  and Safety, by resolution, is hereby authorized to designate certain parking spaces in the parking zones established in § 71.02 as spaces for use by handicapped individuals.  As used in this section, HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including, but not limited to, the functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. 
   (B)   For the purpose of this section the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT.  A decal or other device used in accordance with state law by any handicapped driver, using the international handicapped symbol consisting of a stylized wheelchair on a blue background.
   (C)   Unauthorized use of parking spaces prohibited.  No person, except a person driving pursuant to a handicapped parking permit shall park any motor vehicle in any parking space marked as reserved for handicapped persons.  This provision shall apply not only on public streets of the city and in parking lots owned or operated by the city, but also on private parking areas in the city.
   (D)   Violation.  A violation of this chapter shall be deemed to have occurred as a result of any of the following;
      (1)   Any person parks a motor vehicle which does not have displayed a placard of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under I.C. 9-14-5 or under the laws of another state, or a registration plate of a person with a physical disability or a disabled veteran, issued under I.C. 9-18-18, I.C. 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state, in a parking space reserved under this chapter for a vehicle of a person with a physical disability;
      (2)   Any person knowingly parks in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability while displaying a placard to which neither the person nor the person's passenger is entitled;
      (3)   Any person displays for use in parking in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability a placard or a special license plate that was not issued under I.C. 9-14-5, I.C. 9-18-18, I.C. 9-18-22, or under the laws of another state;
      (4)   A person, in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability, parks a vehicle that displays a placard or special registration plate entitling a person to park in a parking space reserved for a person with a physical disability while that person is not, at that time, in the process of transporting a person with a physical disability or disabled veteran.
   (E)   Handicapped parking permit issued by another state.  Any handicapped driver exhibiting a handicapped parking permit issued by another state may park a vehicle in a space reserved for vehicles of handicapped drivers.
   (F)   Subject to state law. This section shall be subject to the provisions of I.C. 5-16-9-5, and as may be amended from time to time.
(1980 Code, § 72.21)  (Ord. 782, passed 8-27-1984; Am. Ord. 1989-18, passed 7-11-1989; Am. Ord. 2012-14, passed 7-10-2012)  Penalty, see § 71.99