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Meeting Name: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/30/2018 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0144-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Temporarily limiting the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses.IntroductionThe bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to limit the issuance of for-hire vehicle licenses through April 30, 2019. New for-hire vehicle licenses would only be issued in limited numbers to vehicles affiliated with existing bases to allow for some growth, based on the number of vehicles affiliated with a base as of June 15, 2018. Existing for-hire vehicle licenses would continue to be renewed. Street hail livery vehicle and base licenses would not be impacted. Following the completion of the study, the TLC would be required to submit to the Speaker and the Mayor recommendations for mitigating any impacts identified.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0144-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Temporarily limiting the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses.IntroductionThe bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to limit the issuance of for-hire vehicle licenses through April 30, 2019. New for-hire vehicle licenses would only be issued in limited numbers to vehicles affiliated with existing bases to allow for some growth, based on the number of vehicles affiliated with a base as of June 15, 2018. Existing for-hire vehicle licenses would continue to be renewed. Street hail livery vehicle and base licenses would not be impacted. Following the completion of the study, the TLC would be required to submit to the Speaker and the Mayor recommendations for mitigating any impacts identified.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0634-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Waiver of licensing fees for accessible taxi-cabs and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to waive the annual licensing fee for any wheelchair accessible taxi-cab and for-hire vehicle.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0634-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Waiver of licensing fees for accessible taxi-cabs and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to waive the annual licensing fee for any wheelchair accessible taxi-cab and for-hire vehicle.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0838-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Licensing and regulation of app-based for-hire transportation services and vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would create a new category of for-hire vehicles and services to be licensed and regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which would be known as app-based for-hire vehicles and app-based for-hire services, and sets out several licensing requirements, including applicable licensing fees and restrictions on operation of said vehicles and services.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0838-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Licensing and regulation of app-based for-hire transportation services and vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would create a new category of for-hire vehicles and services to be licensed and regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which would be known as app-based for-hire vehicles and app-based for-hire services, and sets out several licensing requirements, including applicable licensing fees and restrictions on operation of said vehicles and services.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0854-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Establishing a maximum number of for-hire vehicles affiliated with each base.IntroductionThis bill would create a cap of 1,000 licensed for-hire vehicles that may be affiliated with each base in the City.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0854-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Establishing a maximum number of for-hire vehicles affiliated with each base.IntroductionThis bill would create a cap of 1,000 licensed for-hire vehicles that may be affiliated with each base in the City.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0855-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Requiring half of all black cars to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require half of all black cars licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission—including those using app-based companies—to be accessible to persons with disabilities by 2025.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0855-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Requiring half of all black cars to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require half of all black cars licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission—including those using app-based companies—to be accessible to persons with disabilities by 2025.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0856-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Siting of for-hire vehicle bases.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to consider, among other things, the possible adverse effects on the quality of life, traffic congestion, sidewalk congestion, parking availability, noise, and the environment, whenever a new or relocating black car base or luxury limousine base applies for a license to operate.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0856-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Siting of for-hire vehicle bases.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to consider, among other things, the possible adverse effects on the quality of life, traffic congestion, sidewalk congestion, parking availability, noise, and the environment, whenever a new or relocating black car base or luxury limousine base applies for a license to operate.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0890-2018 *Brad S. Lander PreconsideredSetting minimum prices for for-hire vehicle driver services and setting rates of fare for for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0890-2018 *Brad S. Lander  Setting minimum prices for for-hire vehicle driver services and setting rates of fare for for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis 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.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available