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File #: Int 0890-2018    Version: * Name: Setting minimum prices for for-hire vehicle driver services and setting rates of fare for for-hire vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to setting minimum prices for for-hire vehicle driver services and setting rates of fare for for-hire vehicles
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Costa G. Constantinides
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to promulgate rules that set a price floor for services provided by for-hire vehicle drivers who are independent contractors; in other words, the minimum amount that drivers must be paid for their service by the companies they contract with. This minimum price for their services would be set to ensure that for-hire vehicle drivers earn an hourly income that is at least as much as the hourly income of yellow taxi drivers and is at least the minimum wage. This bill would also permit TLC to promulgate rules setting minimum fare rates for for-hire vehicles.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 890, 2. Int. No. 890, 3. Committee Report 4/30/18, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/30/18, 5. Hearing Transcript 4/30/18

Preconsidered Int. No. 890

 

By Council Members Lander and Constantinides

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to setting minimum prices for for-hire vehicle driver services and setting rates of fare for for-hire vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code is amended by adding a new section 19-548 to read as follows:

§ 19-548 For-hire vehicle driver service prices and rates of fare. a. The commission shall set minimum prices for services provided by for-hire vehicle drivers who are independent contractors. Such prices shall ensure that for-hire vehicle driver hourly income is no lower than taxicab driver hourly income as determined over the previous five-year period and shall ensure that for-hire vehicle driver hourly income is no less than the minimum wage for large employers in New York city, as established by paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 652 of the labor law, after subtracting for-hire vehicle driver expenses of operation.

b. The commission may set minimum rates of fare for for-hire vehicles.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commission shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

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