File #: Int 0783-2012    Version: Name: Requiring commercial bicyclists to complete a bicycle safety course.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/1/2012
Enactment date: 10/25/2012 Law number: 2012/054
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring commercial bicyclists to complete a bicycle safety course.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Rosie Mendez, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Gale A. Brewer, G. Oliver Koppell, Deborah L. Rose, Daniel R. Garodnick, Jessica S. Lappin, Charles Barron, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, James F. Gennaro
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 783 - 2/1/12, 2. Committee Report 9/6/12, 3. Hearing Testimony 9/6/12, 4. Hearing Transcript 9/6/12, 5. Committee Report 10/11/12, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/11/12, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-11-12, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/25/2012AJames Vacca City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2012AJames Vacca Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2012AJames Vacca Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012AJames Vacca City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012AJames Vacca City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012AJames Vacca Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2012*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2012*James Vacca Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2012*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2012*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 783-A
 
By Council Members Vacca, Ferreras, Gentile, Jackson, James, Koo, Koslowitz, Mendez, Van Bramer, Williams, Rodriguez, Brewer, Koppell, Rose, Garodnick, Lappin, Barron, Crowley, Dickens, Eugene and Gennaro
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring commercial bicyclists to complete a bicycle safety course.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision e of section 10-157 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 9 for the year 2007, is amended to add a new paragraph 3 as follows:
(3) Each bicycle operator shall be required to complete a bicycle safety course.  For purposes of this section, "bicycle safety course" shall mean information provided by the department of transportation, regarding safe bicycling and adherence to traffic and commercial bicycle laws. Such requirement shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(i) Each bicycle operator shall complete a bicycle safety course prior to operating a bicycle on behalf of a business using a bicycle for commercial purposes;
(ii) Each business using a bicycle for commercial purposes shall indicate on the roster required to be maintained by subdivision d of this section that each bicycle operator employed by such business has completed such bicycle safety course;
(iii) The owner of any business using a bicycle for commercial purposes shall ensure that all bicycle operators employed by such business shall complete such bicycle safety course prior to operating a bicycle on behalf of such business, shall maintain records of such operators' completion of such bicycle safety course, and shall make such records available for inspection during regular business hours or any other time such business is open for business upon request of an authorized employee of the police department or department of transportation or any other person authorized by law; and
(iv) The commissioner of transportation shall post on the department of transportation's website the content of the bicycle safety course required by this section on or before the effective date of this section.
ยง 2.  This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after it shall have become law.
 
 
 
 
MWC/LF
LS 3114
10/3/12