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File #: Int 1628-2017    Version: * Name: Regulation of quality improvement courses offered to for-hire vehicle drivers, licensees, or owners.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the regulation of quality improvement courses offered to for-hire vehicle drivers, licensees, or owners
Sponsors: James Vacca, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require all persons seeking to offer a quality improvement course related to the operation of a for-hire vehicle to seek authorization from the Taxi and Limousine Commission. In order to ensure that these courses reflect the required level of quality, transparency and safety expected by the public in the operation of for-hire vehicles, this bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to set rules and regulations relating to the standards of operation of the quality improvement courses, including the content of course curricula, methods of evaluation of course content, and course fees.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1628, 2. Int. No. 1628, 3. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1628

 

By Council Members Vacca and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the regulation of quality improvement courses offered to for-hire vehicle drivers, licensees, or owners

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section § 19-503.2 to read as follows:

                     § 19-503.2  Regulation of for-hire vehicle quality improvement courses. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “quality improvement course” means an instructional course that is offered remotely via printed materials, electronic means or classroom attendance; that is provided to current or prospective drivers, licensees or owners of for-hire vehicles; and that covers any of the following topics related specifically to the operation of a for-hire vehicle: customer service, driving instruction or navigation of city streets and highways.

b. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no person shall offer a quality improvement course in the city without first obtaining authorization from the commission.

c. The commission shall promulgate rules and regulations, including mechanisms of enforcement, as are necessary to set standards of operation for quality improvement courses, including, but not limited to, content of course curricula, method of delivery and evaluation of course content and course fees.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after becoming law, provided that the New York City taxi and limousine commission shall take all necessary action for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

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