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File #: Int 0082-2014    Version: Name: Requiring signs regarding penalties for assaulting taxi and livery drivers.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: 11/5/2014 Law number: 2014/055
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signs regarding penalties for assaulting taxi and livery drivers.
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, James Vacca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Daniel Dromm , Donovan J. Richards, Mark S. Weprin, Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin, Stephen T. Levin, Andrew Cohen, Carlos Menchaca, Inez D. Barron, I. Daneek Miller, Brad S. Lander, Paul A. Vallone, Chaim M. Deutsch, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Ben Kallos, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 82 - 2/26/14, 2. Committee Report 9/3/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 9/3/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 9/3/14, 5. Committee Report 10/21/14, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/21/14, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-22-14, 11. Local Law 55, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 22, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/5/2014ARory I. Lancman City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/5/2014ARory I. Lancman Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/5/2014ARory I. Lancman Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014ARory I. Lancman City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014ARory I. Lancman City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/21/2014*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/21/2014*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/21/2014*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/21/2014ARory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/2014*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/2014*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Rory I. Lancman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Rory I. Lancman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 82-A
 
By Council Members Lancman, Koo, Levine, Rose, Vacca, Rosenthal, Dromm, Richards, Weprin, Garodnick, Van Bramer, Constantinides, Chin, Levin, Cohen, Menchaca, Barron, Miller, Lander, Vallone, Deutsch, Crowley, Kallos and Mealy
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signs regarding penalties for assaulting taxi and livery drivers.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
          Section 1.  This local law shall be referred to as the "Taxi and Livery Driver Protection Act."
          § 2. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-543 to read as follows:
          § 19-543 Requirement to have signs in taxicabs and for-hire vehicles regarding penalties for assaulting drivers. Except as provided below, every owner of a taxicab, for-hire vehicle, commuter van, or wheelchair accessible van shall post in at least one conspicuous place in the rear passenger compartment of such vehicle a sign stating the following: "ATTENTION: Assaulting A Driver Is Punishable By Up to Twenty-Five Years in Prison" and shall ensure that such sign remains displayed in such vehicle. The commission shall promulgate rules, consistent with this section, including but not limited to the size of the sign, the number of signs per vehicle, the specific location within the vehicle of such signs, and the penalty for failing to post such signs. The provisions of this section shall not apply to black cars and luxury limousines.      
§ 3. This local law shall take effect 180 days after its enactment into law, except 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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LS 554/2014