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File #: Int 0762-2015    Version: * Name: Distress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/28/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Rosie Mendez, Karen Koslowitz, Carlos Menchaca, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: The bill would require all taxicabs, HAIL vehicles, liveries, black cars, and luxury limousines to have a panic button installed that would allow a passenger to send a distress signal to law enforcement.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 762, 2. April 28, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 762

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rodriguez, Chin, Levine, Rose, Vallone, Mendez, Koslowitz, Menchaca and Williams

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-508 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. 1. For purposes of this section, the term "panic button" shall mean a help or distress signaling system as designated by the rules of the commission that connects a passenger in distress with the police department.

2. Every taxicab, HAIL vehicle, and for-hire vehicle shall have a panic button in the rear passenger compartment of such vehicle.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes a law, except that the taxi and limousine commission shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

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