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File #: Int 0860-2015    Version: Name: Commuter Vans
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 7/23/2015
Enactment date: 2/15/2017 Law number: 2017/007
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring studies of safety in the commuter van industry and limiting the number of new commuter van licenses
Sponsors: I. Daneek Miller, Rory I. Lancman, Peter A. Koo, Jumaane D. Williams, Donovan J. Richards, Carlos Menchaca, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ben Kallos, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Levine, James Vacca, Margaret S. Chin, Stephen T. Levin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: The bill would limit the number of commuter van licenses to 735, provided that the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) could increase the number of available licenses upon a finding that there is a need for additional vans in an annual study. In such study, the TLC would review safety in the commuter van industry, in addition to the demand for commuter van service.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 860-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 860, 4. Int. No. 860 - 7/23/15, 5. Committee Report 10/22/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/22/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/22/15, 8. Committee Report 1/17/17, 9. Hearing Transcript 1/17/17, 10. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 11. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-18-17, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 18, 2017, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Int. No. 860-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 7, 18. 2017 - Commuter Van Safety Study Report
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2/16/2017AI. Daneek Miller City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017AI. Daneek Miller Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017AI. Daneek Miller Mayor Bill Signing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2017AI. Daneek Miller Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017AI. Daneek Miller City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017AI. Daneek Miller City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/2017*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/2017*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/2017*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/2017AI. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*I. Daneek Miller Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015*I. Daneek Miller City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/23/2015*I. Daneek Miller City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 860-A

 

By Council Members Miller, Lancman, Koo, Williams, Richards, Menchaca, Ferreras-Copeland, Cornegy, Kallos, Reynoso, Levine, Vacca, Chin, Levin, Crowley and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring studies of safety in the commuter van industry and limiting the number of new commuter van licenses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision r to read as follows:

r. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, there shall be no more than 735 licenses for commuter vans. The commission shall not accept new applications for such licenses and shall not issue any such license if such issuance would result in the total number of such licenses exceeding 735; provided, however, that the number of licenses for commuter vans may exceed 735, and the commission may accept applications for and issue licenses for commuter vans in a number exceeding 735, if the commission determines, pursuant to item 12 of section 19-529.7, that there is a need for commuter vans in a number exceeding 735.

§ 2. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-529.7 to read as follows:

§ 19-529.7 Commuter van safety. Not later than July 1, 2017 and not later than every July 1 thereafter, commission shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and publish on its website a report on safety in the commuter van industry. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information from the previous calendar year:

1. the number of safety-related violations issued by the commission committed by those operating a commission-licensed commuter van or an unlicensed commuter van;

2. the total number of collisions involving a commission-licensed commuter van, and to the extent known to the commission, such collisions involving an unlicensed commuter van, disaggregated by those resulting in a fatality, critical injury, or injury of any severity;

3. the number of commuter vans, commuter van drivers, and commuter van services licensed or authorized by the commission;

4. the number of unlicensed commuter vans operating, to the extent known to the commission or estimated;

5. the commission’s efforts to ensure commuter vans do not operate on bus routes, including, but not limited to, current enforcement efforts and future plans regarding such efforts;

6. the number of commuter vans seized by the commission;

7. the 20 most utilized commuter van corridors;

8. available commuter van ridership, including information on whether commuter vans are being utilized to connect to other mass transit, to the extent known to the commission;

9. the commission’s efforts to reduce the number of unlicensed commuter vans operating and future plans regarding such efforts;

10. the number of licenses for commuter vans and commuter van drivers and authorizations for commuter van service that were renewed and rejected, as well as any changes in the number of commuter vans affiliated with each authorized service;

11. a discussion of how commuter van service areas are selected; and

12. whether, in the judgment of the commission, there is a need for commuter vans in a number exceeding the number specified in subdivision r of section 19-504.

§ 3.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

GZ/KET  1/10/17 8:50PM

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