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File #: Int 2183-2020    Version: * Name: Waiving fines and civil penalties for certain taxi and limousine commission-related violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/10/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to waiving fines and civil penalties for certain taxi and limousine commission-related violations
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the City to provide a one-time waiver of any outstanding fines or civil penalties, including any additional fees or accrued interest, owed by taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers for violations of laws and rules enforced by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”), where the notice of violation was issued on or before the effective date of the bill. The waiver would not apply to violations that pose a danger to pedestrian, cyclist or motorist safety, or violations related to refusal of passengers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2183, 2. Int. No. 2183, 3. December 10, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 10, 2020

Int. No. 2183

 

By Council Member Rodriguez

 

A Local Law in relation to waiving fines and civil penalties for certain taxi and limousine commission-related violations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Waiver of fines and civil penalties for certain taxi and limousine commission-related violations. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

City. The term “city” means the city of New York.

Commission. The term “commission” means the New York city taxi and limousine commission.

Driver. The term “driver” means an individual who has obtained a universal driver’s license from the commission pursuant to section 19-505 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

Tribunal. The term “tribunal” means the office of administrative trials and hearings hearings division, which includes the administrative tribunal referenced in section 19-506.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or rule, the city shall waive any outstanding fines or civil penalties, including any additional fees or accrued interest, owed by drivers for violations of laws and rules enforced by the commission, for which the notice of violation returnable to the tribunal was issued on or before the effective date of this local law, and provided that drivers demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commission that any conditions cited in the notice of violation have been corrected.

c. The provisions of subdivision b of this section shall not apply to (i) violations of section 19-507 of the administrative code of the city of New York or section 80-20 of title 35 of the rules of the city of New York, or (ii) violations of laws or rules enforced by the commission that pose a danger to pedestrian, cyclist or motorist safety.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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