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File #: Int 1023-2009    Version: Name: Displaying a passengers’ bill of rights in commuter vans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/10/2009
Enactment date: 11/17/2009 Law number: 2009/073
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to displaying a passengers’ bill of rights in commuter vans.
Sponsors: Kendall Stewart, Letitia James, Alan J. Gerson, Larry B. Seabrook, Darlene Mealy, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, James Sanders, Jr., Diana Reyna, Jessica S. Lappin, Robert Jackson, Thomas White, Jr., James F. Gennaro, Kenneth C. Mitchell, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1023 - 6/10/09, 2. Committee Report 10/8/09, 3. Hearing Transcript 10/8/09, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/08/09, 5. Committee Report 10/27/09, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/27/09, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10/28/09, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Local Law
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11/17/2009AKendall Stewart City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/2009AKendall Stewart Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/2009AKendall Stewart Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2009AKendall Stewart City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2009AKendall Stewart City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2009*Kendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2009*Kendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2009*Kendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2009AKendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2009*Kendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2009*Kendall Stewart Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2009*Kendall Stewart City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2009*Kendall Stewart City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1023-A

 

By Council Members Stewart, James, Gerson, Seabrook, Mealy, Nelson, Palma,
Sanders Jr., Reyna, Lappin, Jackson, White Jr., Gennaro, Mitchell, Recchia Jr. and Weprin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to displaying a passengers’ bill of rights in commuter vans.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Subdivision b of section 19-537 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

b.  Every owner of a taxicab [or], livery or commuter van shall post passengers’ bill of rights in at least one conspicuous location in the rear passenger compartment of such taxicab [or], livery or commuter van in a form and location to be prescribed by commission rule.

§ 2.  Subdivisions e and f of section 19-537 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York are relettered as subdivisions f and g, respectively, and a new subdivision e is added to read as follows:

e.  The commuter van passengers’ bill of rights shall state passengers’ rights to:

(1)  a vehicle that is in good condition and has passed all required inspections;

(2)  a properly licensed driver in good standing, with the commission-issued driver’s license information on display;

(3)  a safe and courteous driver who obeys all traffic laws;

(4)  a knowledgeable driver who is familiar with the areas where the van is authorized to provide service;

(5)  air conditioning or heat on request;

(6)  a quiet trip free of horn honking or radio or other music playing;

(7)  clean air, which is smoke and scent free;

(8)  working seatbelts;

(9)  a clean vehicle, both inside and outside;

(10)  be accompanied by a service animal;

(11)  a driver who does not use a cell phone (hand-held or hands free) while driving; and

(12)  decline to tip for poor service.

§3.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after it is enacted into law.

 

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