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File #: Int 0967-2018    Version: * Name: Panic buttons for drivers of taxicabs, street hail liveries and for-hire vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to panic buttons for drivers of taxicabs, street hail liveries and for-hire vehicles
Sponsors: Andy L. King, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Laurie A. Cumbo, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Adrienne E. Adams, Fernando Cabrera , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert F. Holden, Stephen T. Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ritchie J. Torres, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Mark Gjonaj , Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require taxis, street hail liveries and for-hire vehicles to have panic buttons within reach of the driver to notify the Police Department when the driver is in distress.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 967, 2. Int. No. 967, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 4. Committee Report 1/28/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 1/28/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/28/19
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/13/2019*Andy L. King City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Andy L. King Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Andy L. King Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Andy L. King City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Andy L. King City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 967

 

By Council Members King, Diaz, Cumbo, Ampry-Samuel, Adams, Cabrera, Cornegy, Gibson, Holden, Levin, Reynoso, Salamanca, Torres, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Gjonaj and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to panic buttons for drivers of taxicabs, street hail liveries and for-hire vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-508 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. 1. For purposes of this section, the term "panic button" means a help or distress signaling system as designated by the rules of the commission that connects a driver in distress with the police department.

2. Every taxicab, HAIL vehicle and for-hire vehicle shall have a panic button within reach of the driver’s seat.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes a law, except that the taxi and limousine commission shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

JJD

LS 6524

5/11/18