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File #: Int 1569-2019    Version: * Name: Requirement of bases affiliated with no more than 30 vehicles to dispatch trips to accessible vehicles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the requirement of bases affiliated with no more than 30 vehicles to dispatch trips to accessible vehicles
Sponsors: Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would limit the requirements on smaller for-hire vehicle bases for dispatching for-hire vehicle trips to accessible vehicles recently set by the Taxi and Limousine Commission by limiting the percentage of total trips required to be dispatched to and completed by accessible vehicles. The required percentages would increase each year until July 1, 2022, at which point the required percentage of 15 percent would come into effect and would apply thereafter.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1569, 2. Int. No. 1569, 3. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 6. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019

Int. No. 1569

 

By Council Member Koslowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the requirement of bases affiliated with no more than 30 vehicles to dispatch trips to accessible vehicles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision c of section 19-534 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 53 for the year 2006, is amended to read as follows:

c. The commission shall implement the plan developed and approved pursuant to subdivision b of this section except that any plan approved and implemented by the commission to increase the number of accessible vehicles, whether pursuant to subdivision b or otherwise,  shall not impose requirements on any base that is affiliated with 30 or fewer vehicles except as follows:

(1) At least five percent of such base’s total trips dispatched prior to July 1, 2019 must be trips dispatched to and completed by an accessible vehicle;

(2) At least eight percent of such base’s total trips dispatched between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 must be trips dispatched to and completed by an accessible vehicle;

(3) At least 10 percent of such base’s total trips dispatched between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 must be trips dispatched to and completed by an accessible vehicle;

(4) At least 12 percent of such base’s total trips dispatched between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 must be trips dispatched to and completed by an accessible vehicle; and

(5) Beginning July 1, 2022, and continuing each year thereafter, at least 15 percent of such base’s total trips dispatched between the dates of July 1 and June 30 must be trips dispatched to and completed by an accessible vehicle.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes 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, before such date.

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