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File #: Int 2339-2021    Version: * Name: Safety education program for delivery workers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a safety education program for delivery workers
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Kalman Yeger , Bill Perkins, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require that the Department of Transportation provide a safety education program for delivery workers who make deliveries using a bicycle or motor vehicle. The safety education program would include information about adherence to traffic laws and best practices for remaining safe while making deliveries.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2339, 2. Int. No. 2339, 3. June 17, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-17-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 17, 2021

Int. No. 2339

 

By Council Members Gjonaj, Yeger, Perkins and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a safety education program for delivery workers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.8 to read as follows:

§ 19-175.8 Delivery worker safety education program. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “delivery worker” means a person who, using a bicycle or motor vehicle, delivers packages, parcels, papers, food, or articles of any type for commercial purposes.

b. The department shall create and maintain a safety education program for delivery workers. Such program shall provide information regarding adherence to traffic laws and rules while making deliveries, best practices for remaining safe while making deliveries and any other information that the department deems appropriate. Such information shall be provided in the designated citywide languages, as such term is defined in section 23-1101.

c. The bicycle safety course provided by the department pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision e of section 10-157 shall satisfy the requirement of subdivision b of this section to provide safety education for delivery workers who delivery by bicycle.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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