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File #: Int 1319-2019    Version: * Name: Distress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/9/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Carlina Rivera , Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The bill would require all taxicabs, HAIL vehicles, liveries, black cars, and luxury limousines to have a panic button installed that would allow a passenger to send a distress signal to law enforcement.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1319, 2. Int. No. 1319, 3. January 9, 2019 - Charter Meeting with Links to Files, 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*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/28/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1319

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rivera and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distress signals for passengers in 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" shall mean a help or distress signaling system as designated by the rules of the commission that connects a passenger in distress with the police department.

2. Every taxicab, HAIL vehicle, and for-hire vehicle shall have a panic button in the rear passenger compartment of such vehicle.

                     § 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.

 

KET/JJD

LS 4123/Int. 762-2015

LS 1018

1/9/2018