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File #: Int 1475-2017    Version: Name: Ratio of the number of taxicab licenses.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/15/2017
Enactment date: 3/21/2017 Law number: 2017/059
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the definition of ownership and use of a licensed taxicab, and to repeal subdivision i of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the ratio of the number of taxicab licenses.
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Costa G. Constantinides, James Vacca, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would change the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) authority to revoke taxicab licenses for nonuse from mandatory to permissive. This bill would repeal the provision requiring that the ratio of the total number of taxicab licenses held by owners of more than one taxicab license and the total number of taxicab license held by the owners of one taxicab license remain the same. This bill would repeal the provision requiring a bond to be filed for outstanding tort liabilities for the transfer of a taxicab license.
Indexes: Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1475-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1475, 4. Int. No. 1475 - 2/15/17, 5. February 15, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 2/27/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 2/27/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 2/27/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1475-A - 3/13/17, 10. Committee Report 3/15/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 3/15/17, 12. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-16-17, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Int. No. 1475-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 59, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 16, 2017
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3/22/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/15/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/27/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/27/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1475-A

 

By Council Member Rodriguez, Constantinides, Vacca  and Dromm

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the definition of ownership and use of a licensed taxicab, and to repeal subdivision i of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the ratio of the number of taxicab licenses.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Subdivision g of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

g. The commission [shall] may revoke any license for nonuse in the event it shall determine that the vehicle has not been operated for sixty consecutive days, provided that such failure to operate shall not have been caused by strike, riot, war or other public catastrophe or other act beyond the control of the owner; or in the event the owner has sold his or her vehicle and has failed to replace the vehicle within one hundred and twenty days from the date of sale. However, in the event that it is shown to the commission by competent proof that an owner-driver has been disabled through illness, his or her license shall not be revoked because of such nonuse as provided in this subdivision.

   §2.  Subdivision i of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby REPEALED

                     §3. The title of section 19-512 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

                     Transferability of taxicab licenses issued [prior] pursuant to [the effective date of] this chapter.

                     §4. Section 19-512 of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivision d as amended by local law number 50 for the year 1989, is amended to read as follows:

                     a. Any taxicab license issued pursuant to this chapter [first issued prior to July sixteenth, nineteen hundred seventy-one, and in force on such date,] and any renewals thereof, shall be transferable to a transferee who has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission that he is qualified to assume the duties and obligations of a taxicab owner[, provided that either the applicant or his or her vendor or transferor shall have filed a bond to cover all the outstanding tort liabilities of the vendor or transferor in excess of the amount covered by a bond or insurance policy which is in effect pursuant to the vehicle and traffic law of the state of New York].

                     b. [No voluntary sale or transfer of such taxicab license may be made if a judgment has been filed within the city against the holder of a license and remains unsatisfied and notice of said judgment has been filed with the commission, except that a transfer may be permitted if an appeal is pending from an unsatisfied judgment and a bond is filed in sufficient amount to satisfy the judgment. A transfer may also be permitted without filing a bond as set forth in this subdivision provided that all the judgment creditors of unsatisfied judgments file written permission for such a transfer with the commission or provided that the proceeds of sale are paid into court or held in escrow on terms and conditions approved by the commission which will have the effect of protecting the rights of all parties who may have an interest therein.

                     c.] An owner's interest in such taxicab license may be transferred involuntarily and disposed of by public or private sale in the same manner as personal property provided, however, that upon such involuntary transfer the owner's license shall immediately be cancelled and a new license issued to the purchaser or his or her vendee, provided that such purchaser or vendee satisfied the requirements of subdivision (a) hereof[, except that if the judgment against the involuntary transfer is by reason of a tort judgment against the involuntary transferor, no bond need be provided with respect to the same judgment].

                     [d.] c. The commission may charge a fee of one hundred sixty dollars for its administrative expenses in connection with the transfer (i) of an owner’s interest in a taxicab license transferable pursuant to the provisions of this section or (ii) of the stock in a corporation which is an owner of a taxicab license that is transferable pursuant to the provisions of this section.

§ 5. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NKA

LS 9128

3/6/2017