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File #: Int 0748-2000    Version: * Name: Base Stations Pilot Program
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/10/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a pilot program that will permit vehicles affiliated with base stations to accept passengers at designated locations.
Sponsors: Pedro G. Espada, Guillermo Linares, Helen M. Marshall, Christine C. Quinn, Philip Reed, Adolfo Carrion, Howard L. Lasher, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Bill Perkins, Victor L. Robles, Annette M. Robinson
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Attachments: 1. Memo In Support
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2001*Pedro G. Espada City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Pedro G. Espada Legislative Documents Unit Printed Item Laid on Desk  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Pedro G. Espada City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Pedro G. Espada City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 748
 
By Council Members Espada, Linares, Marshall, Quinn and Reed; also Council Members Carrion, Lasher, O'Donovan, Perkins, Robles and Robinson
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a pilot program that will permit vehicles affiliated with base stations to accept passengers at designated locations.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1. Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding thereto a new section §19-167 to read as follows:
§19-167 Creation of zones with designated livery stand locations.  a. The department, in consultation with the taxi and limousine commission, shall establish three zones in each borough within which the department shall identify and designate locations, to be known as livery stands, where affiliated vehicles may accept passengers without prearrangement.  These locations may include existing taxi stands and areas near subways stops, hospitals and other centers of activity that are used for extended hours during the week and such other areas as the department deems appropriate.  However, the department may restrict the hours during which passengers may be accepted at these locations.  The department shall create each zone and identify the locations within each zone to serve as livery stands no later then six months after the effective date of this section.  This program shall end three years from the establishment of the livery stands mandated by this section.
b. In each zone, affiliated vehicles and medallion cabs shall use taxi stands on a first come, first served basis, and in other locations as is prescribed by rule.
c. The commission shall submit reports to the council on operation of this program at six-month intervals and shall include such material as the commissioner of transportation deems advisable.
§2. Paragraph 4 of subdivision a of section 19-507 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
4. No driver of a for-hire vehicle shall accept passengers unless the passengers have engaged the use of the for-hire vehicle on the basis of telephone contract or prearrangement, except that the driver of an affiliated vehicle may accept passengers at locations designated as livery stands in accordance with section 19-167 of this title.
      §3. Subdivision a of section 19-516 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
a. For-hire vehicles may accept passengers only on the basis of telephone contract or prearrangement, except that affiliated vehicles may also accept passengers at locations designated as livery stands in accordance with section 19-167 of this title.  Upon acceptance of a passenger or passengers at a livery stand the driver of such affiliated vehicle shall notify the base station with which the driver is affiliated of the number of passengers, the location of the livery stand and the intended destination or destinations, before departing from the livery stand.  Each base station shall maintain the record of each such trip and the driver shall enter this information on a trip sheet.
      §4.      This local law shall take effect thirty days after its enactment into law.
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