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File #: Int 0749-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring taxicabs and for-hire vehicles to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 4/16/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring taxicabs and for-hire vehicles to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Laurie A. Cumbo, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Karen Koslowitz, Annabel Palma, Rosie Mendez, Andrew Cohen, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require that all taxicabs, liveries, black cars, and luxury limousines be accessible to persons with disabilities through the side of such vehicles by January 1, 2020.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 749, 2. April 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Int. No. 749
By Council Member Johnson, The Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members Cumbo, Levin, Levine, Chin, Koslowitz, Palma, Mendez, Cohen and Dromm
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring taxicabs and for-hire vehicles to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Chapter five of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-544 to read as follows:
§ 19-544 Accessibility requirements. a. For purposes of this section, "accessible to persons with disabilities" shall mean any vehicle that is equipped with a lift, ramp, or any other device, arrangement or alteration, so that such vehicle is capable of allowing entry and exit from the side of such vehicle and transporting persons with physical disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, scooters and similar devices while such persons remain seated in their wheelchairs, scooters or similar devices in accordance with the americans with disabilities act.
b. Beginning January 1, 2020, all taxicabs and for-hire vehicles shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect 90 days after its enactment into law.
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