New York City Council Header
File #: Int 1299-2018    Version: Name: Enforcement of prohibitions against unauthorized commuter vans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles
On agenda: 12/11/2018
Enactment date: 2/9/2019 Law number: 2019/037
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enforcement of prohibitions against unauthorized commuter vans
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Ben Kallos, Kalman Yeger , I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would clarify that for the purposes of enforcing prohibitions against unauthorized commuter van services, the definitions of “for-hire vehicle” and “commuter van” do not include a public bus service operating pursuant to a contract with the city, any county within the state of New York, the state of New York or any other state or local government.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1299-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1299, 3. Int. No. 1299, 4. Committee Report 12/10/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 12/10/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/10/18, 7. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1299-A - 12/13/18, 9. Committee Report 1/8/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 1/8/19, 11. January 9, 2019 - Charter Meeting with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-9-19, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018, 14. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 9, 2019, 15. Int. No. 1299-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 37
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/12/2019AJumaane D. Williams City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/2019AJumaane D. Williams Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2019AJumaane D. Williams City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2019AJumaane D. Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2019*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2019*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2019*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2019AJumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2018*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on For-Hire Vehicles P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1299-A

 

By Council Members Williams, Kallos, Yeger and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enforcement of prohibitions against unauthorized commuter vans

 

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 a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to for-hire vehicles and commuter vans with a seating capacity greater than 20, as proposed in introduction number 925-A for the year 2018, 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] a public or private bus transit service operated pursuant to a contract with the city, any county within the state of New York, the state of New York or any other state or local government that follows the applicable procurement rules and regulations of such jurisdiction 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 amended by a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to for-hire vehicles and commuter vans with a seating capacity greater than 20, as proposed in introduction number 925-A for the year 2018, 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 and not operating as [an authorized bus line pursuant to applicable provisions of law] a public or private bus transit service operated pursuant to a contract with the city, any county within the state of New York, the state of New York or any other state or local government that follows the applicable procurement rules and regulations of such jurisdiction 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.

 

EL

LS # 8873

12/12/2018 8:15pm