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File #: Int 0861-2015    Version: Name: Commuter Vans
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 7/23/2015
Enactment date: 2/15/2017 Law number: 2017/008
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the unlicensed operation of any vehicle as a commuter van and to increasing certain penalties applicable to operators of commuter vans
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 make the unlicensed operation of any vehicle as a commuter van punishable by a fine of $1,000-$2,000, imprisonment of up to 60 days, or both. In addition, the bill would set the minimum civil penalty for a first violation involving the operation of a commuter van to $1,000. Currently, the maximum penalty is $1,000, with no minimum. The civil penalty for a violation involving the operation of a commuter van service without the required authorizations or license would be raised from a range $500-$1,000 to $1,000-$3,000 for a first offense and $1,000-$2,500 to $2,000-$4,000 for subsequent offenses within two years.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 861-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 861, 4. Int. No. 861 - 7/23/15, 5. Committee Report 10/22/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/22/15, 7. Committee Report 1/17/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/17/17, 9. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 10. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-18-17, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 18, 2017, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 861-A (FINAL), 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Local Law 8
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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. 861-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 the unlicensed operation of any vehicle as a commuter van and to increasing certain penalties applicable to operators of commuter vans

 

 Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                           Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 19-506 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 32 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:

                     1. Except as provided in paragraph 2 of this subdivision, any person who shall permit another to operate or who shall knowingly operate or offer to operate for hire any vehicle as a taxicab, coach, wheelchair accessible van, commuter van, HAIL vehicle or for-hire vehicle in the city, without first having obtained or knowing that another has obtained a license for such vehicle pursuant to the provisions of section 19-504 of this chapter, shall be guilty of a violation, and upon conviction in the criminal court shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars or more than two thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. This paragraph shall apply to the owner of such vehicle and, if different, to the operator of such vehicle.

§ 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision i of section 19-506 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 115 for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:

                     (1) Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this chapter, any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rule promulgated hereunder applicable to commuter van services, commuter vans or drivers of commuter vans shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount to be prescribed by the commission by rule for specific violations which amount shall [not exceed] be one thousand dollars for a first violation and twenty-five hundred dollars for a second and subsequent violation committed within two years of a first violation. Where such violation involves the operation of a commuter van service without the authorization required by this chapter, the operation of a commuter van without the license required by this chapter or the operation of a commuter van that is not pursuant to a current, valid authorization to operate a commuter van service, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than [five hundred] one thousand dollars and not more than [one] three thousand dollars, and for a subsequent violation committed within two years of the first violation, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than [one] two thousand dollars and not more than [twenty-five hundred] four thousand dollars.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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