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File #: Int 0276-2014    Version: * Name: Pilot program involving black box or telematics technology in taxis and street hail liveries.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/10/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a pilot program involving black box or telematics technology in taxis and street hail liveries.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Peter A. Koo, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, Stephen T. Levin, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: Under the bill, the City would be required to conduct a pilot program to install and use black box technology in taxis and taxi-type vehicles, to track its speed, location and braking system.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 276, 2. Committee Report 4/30/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 4/30/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 4/30/14
Int. No. 276
By Council Members Vacca, Koo, Mendez, Rose, Levin and Van Bramer
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a pilot program involving black box or telematics technology in taxis and street hail liveries.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Section 19-508 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:
d. On or before January 1, 2015, the commission shall initiate a pilot program to install and utilize black box or telemetric technology in taxis and HAIL vehicles. No later than one year following the initiation of such a pilot program the commission shall report to the council and post to its website the findings of the program and any recommendations for alterations to the program.  For purposes of this subdivision, "black box or telemetric technology" shall mean a device located in a vehicle that records data about such vehicle, including but not limited to data regarding such vehicle's speed, location, and braking system.
ยง2.  This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment into law.
 
GZ/LF
LS 812
3/19/2014