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File #: Int 1062-2018    Version: Name: Risk of loss on payments for trips dispatched by high-volume for-hire services.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles
On agenda: 8/8/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to risk of loss on payments for trips dispatched by high-volume for-hire services
Sponsors: Barry S. Grodenchik, Robert F. Holden, Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos, Adrienne E. Adams, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require drivers for high-volume for-hire services to be paid the full amount for a trip regardless of whether the payment transaction fails, unless the driver’s account is associated with fraudulent activity. The bill would impose a civil penalty of not less than $250 and up to $500 for each violation.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1062-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1062, 3. Int. No. 1062, 4. Committee Report 9/17/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/17/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/17/18, 7. Proposed Int. No. 1062-A - 11/5/18, 8. Committee Report 11/13/18, 9. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Int. No. 1062-A (FINAL), 11. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/14/2018ABarry S. Grodenchik City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018ABarry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2018*Barry S. Grodenchik City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1062-A

 

By Council Members Grodenchik, Holden, Rose, Kallos, Adams and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to risk of loss on payments for trips dispatched by high-volume for-hire services

 

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 19-552 to read as follows: 

§ 19-552 Risk of loss on trip payments. a. Notwithstanding any inconsistent regulations, provisions of law or provisions of any contract entered into after the effective date of the local law that added this section, if a payment transaction for a completed trip dispatched by a high-volume for-hire service fails, such high-volume for-hire service shall ensure that the driver receives the entire amount owed to such driver for such completed trip.

b. Notwithstanding subdivision a of this section, a high-volume for-hire service may refuse to deposit funds to a driver for rendering services upon a reasonable belief that the driver’s account is associated with fraudulent activity.

c. Any high-volume for-hire service that violates this section is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $250 nor more than $500 for each offense.

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

 

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