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File #: Int 0339-2006    Version: Name: The public sale of additional taxicab licenses.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 5/10/2006
Enactment date: 6/13/2006 Law number: 2006/018
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the public sale of additional taxicab licenses.
Sponsors: John C. Liu, James F. Gennaro, G. Oliver Koppell, Rosie Mendez, David Yassky, Gale A. Brewer, Lewis A. Fidler, Jessica S. Lappin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Michael C. Nelson, Kendall Stewart, James Vacca, Larry B. Seabrook, Dennis P. Gallagher, Daniel R. Garodnick, David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 339 - 5/10/06, 2. Committee Report 5/16/06, 3. Hearing Transcript 5/16/06, 4. Committee Report 5/24/06, 5. Hearing Transcript 5/24/06, 6. Fiscal Impact Statement, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5/24/06, 8. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/15/2006AJohn C. Liu City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2006AJohn C. Liu Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2006AJohn C. Liu Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006AJohn C. Liu City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006AJohn C. Liu City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006*John C. Liu Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006*John C. Liu Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006*John C. Liu Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2006AJohn C. Liu Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/16/2006*John C. Liu Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/16/2006*John C. Liu Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2006*John C. Liu City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2006*John C. Liu City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 339-A
 
By Council Members Liu, Gennaro, Koppell, Mendez, Yassky, Brewer, Fidler, Lappin, Mark-Viverito, Nelson, Stewart, Vacca, Seabrook, Gallagher, Garodnick and Weprin
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the public sale of additional taxicab licenses.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section 19-532 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended to read as follows:
a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commission is hereby authorized to issue additional taxicab licenses, provided, however, that such additional licenses shall be issued only after completion by the commission of such review as may be required by article eight of the New York state environmental conservation law. Such additional licenses shall be issued in a number not to exceed the number of taxicab licenses whose public sale [is] was authorized by [New York state law] chapter sixty-three of the laws of two thousand three, and shall be fully transferable and subject to the provisions of this chapter and of chapter sixty-five of the New York city charter. The commission shall prescribe by [regulation] rule the procedures for the issuance and public sale of such additional licenses, by public auction, sealed bids or other competitive process.
b. Of the total number of taxicab licenses issued by the commission pursuant to subdivision a of this section, at least nine percent shall be issued subject to the requirement that the vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses either be powered by compressed natural gas or be a hybrid electric vehicle, and at least nine percent shall be issued subject to the requirement that the vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses be fully accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with standards established by the commission[.]; provided however, of the licenses authorized to be sold pursuant to subdivision a of this section that are issued after June 1, 2006,  two hundred fifty-four shall be issued subject to the requirement that the vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses either be powered by compressed natural gas or be a hybrid electric vehicle, and fifty-four shall be issued subject to the requirement that the vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses be fully accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with standards established by the commission; [Provided however,] and provided further that if the prices which the commission is able to obtain for the issuance of licenses subject to either of the foregoing requirements does not exceed ninety percent of the average price otherwise obtained by the commission for the issuance of licenses pursuant to this section, the commission is authorized to issue such licenses without such requirement.
c.  In the event that the city of New York is authorized to issue taxicab licenses in addition to those authorized by chapter sixty-three of the laws of two thousand three, such additional licenses shall be issued by the commission only after completion by the commission of such review as may be required by article eight of the New York state environmental conservation law. Such additional licenses shall be issued in a number not to exceed the number of taxicab licenses whose public sale is authorized by law and in accordance with the procedures and conditions set forth in subdivision a of this section, except that the first one hundred fifty such licenses issued shall be subject to the requirement that the vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses be fully accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with standards established by the commission, regardless of the prices which the commission is able to obtain for the issuance of such licenses.
d. The terms and conditions for the public sale of licenses pursuant to this section shall explicitly provide that vehicles operated by or under agreement with the owners of such licenses shall be entitled to accept hails from passengers in the street in accordance with paragraph one of subdivision a of section 19-504[(a)(1)] of this code.
ยง 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon its enactment into law.
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