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File #: Int 1243-2016    Version: * Name: Taxi and limousine commission licensing of drivers with multiple license suspensions
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 8/16/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to taxi and limousine commission licensing of drivers with multiple license suspensions
Sponsors: Daniel R. Garodnick, Peter A. Koo, Vincent J. Gentile, Karen Koslowitz, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would prohibit the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) from granting a new or renewal taxicab or for-hire vehicle driver’s license to any driver who has received three or more suspensions of either their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)-issued license or their TLC-issued taxicab or for-hire vehicle driver’s license within the ten-year period prior to their application. For purposes of this bill, suspensions imposed pursuant to failure to answer or pay penalties for violations of toll collection regulations, failure to make child support payments or to comply with a summons, subpoena or warrant relating to a paternity or child support proceeding, failure to pay past-due tax liabilities, and suspensions for certain drug offenses except for those related to the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence, would not apply.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1243, 2. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1243

 

By Council Members Garodnick, Koo, Gentile, Koslowitz and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to taxi and limousine commission licensing of drivers with multiple license suspensions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-507.4 to read as follows:

§ 19-507.4  Licensing of drivers with multiple license suspensions.  a. The commission shall not grant a new or renewal taxicab or for-hire vehicle driver’s license to any applicant who has received three or more suspensions of the following licenses within the ten year period prior to such applicant’s application for a new or renewal license:

1.    A driver’s license issued by the department of motor vehicles or the equivalent licensing agency of the driver’s state of residence; or

                     2.    A taxicab or for-hire vehicle driver’s license issued by the commission. 

                     b.    For purposes of this section, the term “suspensions” shall not include those suspensions imposed pursuant to sections 510(4-d), 510(4-e), or 510(4-f) of the vehicle and traffic law, section 510(2)(b)(v) of the vehicle and traffic law except for those suspensions imposed for any violation of section 1192 of the vehicle and traffic law or for any out-of-state offense related to the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or imposed pursuant to sections 54-15(j), 54-17(e)(2)-(3), or 54-22(h) of the rules and regulations or successor rules and regulations of the commission or successor entity.

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after enactment, provided that the taxi and limousine commission shall take all necessary action, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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