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File #: Int 0925-2018    Version: Name: For-hire vehicles and commuter vans with a seating capacity greater than 20.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: 12/1/2018 Law number: 2018/197
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to for-hire vehicles and commuter vans with a seating capacity greater than 20
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Margaret S. Chin, Kalman Yeger , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Andrew Cohen, Paul A. Vallone, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would amend the definition of “for-hire vehicle” to include vehicles that seat more than 20 passengers for the purposes of the enforcement authority of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). This bill would also amend the definition of “commuter van” to make explicit that, for enforcement purposes, the definition of “commuter van” also includes vehicles that seat more than 20 passengers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 925-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 925, 3. Int. No. 925, 4. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/25/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/25/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/25/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 925-A - 10/30/18, 9. Committee Report 10/30/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/30/18, 11. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-18, 13. Int. No. 925-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 197, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2018
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/3/2018AJumaane D. Williams City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/2018AJumaane D. Williams Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018AJumaane D. Williams City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018AJumaane D. Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2018AJumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 925-A

 

By Council Members Williams, Chin, Yeger, Ampry-Samuel, Cohen, Vallone and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to for-hire vehicles and commuter vans with a seating capacity greater than 20

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision g of section 19-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 70 for the year 2001, is amended to read as follows:

g. “For-hire vehicle” means a motor vehicle carrying passengers for hire in the city, with a seating capacity of twenty passengers or less, not including the driver, other than a taxicab, coach, wheelchair accessible van, commuter van or an authorized bus operating pursuant to applicable provisions of law. For the purpose of this subdivision, “seating capacity” shall include any plain view location which is capable of accommodating a normal adult [is] as part of an overall seat configuration and design and is likely to be used as a seating position while the vehicle is in motion. For purposes of the provisions of this chapter relating to prohibitions against the operation of an unauthorized for-hire vehicle and to the enforcement of such prohibitions and to the imposition of penalties for violations of such prohibitions and to the seizure and forfeiture of for-hire vehicles, the term shall also include any common carrier of passengers by motor vehicle not subject to licensure as a taxicab, commuter van, or wheelchair accessible van and not operating as an authorized bus line pursuant to applicable provisions of law regardless of the seating capacity of any such vehicle.

§ 2. Subdivision p of section 19-502 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:

p. “Commuter van” means a commuter van service having a seating capacity of at least nine passengers but not more than twenty passengers or such greater capacity as the commission may establish by rule and carrying passengers for hire in the city duly licensed as a commuter van by the commission and not permitted to accept hails from prospective passengers in the street. For purposes of the provisions of this chapter relating to prohibitions against the operation of an unauthorized commuter van service or an unlicensed commuter van and to the enforcement of such prohibitions and to the imposition of penalties for violations of such prohibitions and to the seizure and forfeiture of commuter vans, the term shall also include any common carrier of passengers by motor vehicle not subject to licensure as a taxicab, for-hire vehicle, or wheelchair accessible van [or] and not operating as an authorized bus line pursuant to applicable provisions of law regardless of the seating capacity of any such vehicle. The commission shall submit to the council the text of any proposed rule relating to the maximum capacity of commuter vans at the time such proposed rule is published in the City Record.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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