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File #: Int 0958-2018    Version: Name: Reducing penalties for unauthorized street hails by licensed for-hire vehicle drivers.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: 8/14/2018 Law number: 2018/151
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing penalties for unauthorized street hails by licensed for-hire vehicle drivers
Sponsors: Ruben Diaz, Sr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would remove the enhanced financial penalties for unauthorized street hails in the hail exclusionary zone.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 958-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 958, 3. Int. No. 958, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 5. Committee Report 6/25/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/25/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/25/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 958-A - 8/1/18, 9. Committee Report 8/8/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 8/8/18, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-8-18, 12. Int. No. 958-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Local Law 151, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 8, 2018, 17. August 8, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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8/14/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018ARuben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Ruben Diaz, Sr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 958-A

 

By Council Members Diaz, Rodriguez and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing penalties for unauthorized street hails by licensed for-hire vehicle drivers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 19-507 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 52 for the year 2016, is amended to read as follows:

                     b. 1. (a) Any driver who has been found to have violated a provision of paragraph 1, 2, or 3 of subdivision a of this section, or any combination thereof, shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $500 for the first offense. Any driver who has been found in violation of any of the provisions of such paragraphs, or any combination thereof, for a second time within a 24 month period shall be fined not less than $350 nor more than $1,000, and the commission may suspend the driver’s license of such driver for a period not to exceed 30 days. Any driver who has been found to have violated any of the provisions of such paragraphs, or any combination thereof, three or more times within a 36 month period shall be fined not more than $1,000 for each such third or subsequent offense, and the commission shall revoke the driver's license of such driver.

                     (b)[(1)] Any driver who has been found to have violated any of the provisions of paragraph 4 of subdivision a of this section shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $350 for the first offense. Any driver who has been found in violation of any of the provisions of such paragraph for a second time within a 24 month period shall be fined not less than $350 nor more than $500, and the commission may suspend the driver's license of such driver for a period not to exceed 30 days. The commission shall revoke the driver's license of any driver who has been found to have violated any of the provisions of paragraph 4 of such subdivision three or more times within a 36 month period.

                     [(2) Notwithstanding clause 1 of this subparagraph, any driver who has been found to have violated any of the provisions of paragraph 4 of subdivision a of this section shall be fined $2,000 for the first offense, $4,000 for a second offense within a 24 month period, and $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense within a 120 month period, with these enhanced fines not affecting any otherwise applicable license revocation or penalty, if the violation occurred in any of the following areas: (i) airports in the city of New York; (ii) that area of Manhattan that is south of east 96th street and south of west 110th street in which a HAIL vehicle is prohibited from picking up passengers by street hail; and (iii) in such other areas as the commission shall identify by rule.]

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS 6609, 6721, 6772

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