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File #: Int 1201-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring truck owners to verify a renter’s identity in person prior to renting a truck.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring truck owners to verify a renter's identity in person prior to renting a truck
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require anyone renting a truck to prove their identity to the owner in person. Renters would be required to present their driver’s license to the owner for verification, and owners would be required to verify the signature on the driver’s license with the signature of the renter written in the owner’s presence. Vans and sport utility vehicles that can transport 10 or more passengers or weigh 6,000 pounds or more would also be covered under this requirement. The penalty for violating any of these requirements would be a fine of not more than $250, imprisonment for not more than ten days, or both.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1201, 2. Int. No. 1201, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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11/2/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/31/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1201

 

By Council Members Richards and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring truck owners to verify a renter’s identity in person prior to renting a truck

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.6 to read as follows:

§ 19-175.6 Truck rental requirements. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Automobile. The term “automobile” means a motor vehicle with four or more wheels that is manufactured primarily for operation on public streets, roads and highways.

Curb weight. The term “curb weight” means the weight of an automobile including all necessary fluids and components but not including drivers, passengers or cargo.

Owner. The term “owner” means a person, or such person’s duly authorized agent, who owns a truck that is rented or offered for rent to a renter.

Passenger automobile. Except as otherwise provided in the definition of truck, the term “passenger automobile” means an automobile manufactured primarily for use in the transportation of not more than 10 individuals.

Renter. The term “renter” means a person who rents a truck, sport utility vehicle or van from an owner.

Truck. The term “truck” means:

1. An automobile that is not a passenger automobile; or

2. An automobile with a curb weight of 6,000 pounds or more.

b. An owner shall not rent a truck to a prospective renter unless the following requirements have been met:

1. The prospective renter possesses a valid driver’s license issued under section 501 of the vehicle and traffic law or the laws of another state or country; and

2. The owner has inspected the driver’s license of the prospective renter and has compared and verified the signature thereon with the signature of such prospective renter written in the owner’s presence.

c. Any person who violates this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250, imprisonment for not more than ten days, or both.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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