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File #: Int 0433-2010    Version: Name: Requiring that all newly manufactured taxicabs be accessible to people with disabilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 11/30/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that all newly manufactured taxicabs be accessible to people with disabilities.
Sponsors: G. Oliver Koppell, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Lewis A. Fidler, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Michael C. Nelson, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Robert Jackson, Charles Barron, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Rosie Mendez, James G. Van Bramer, David G. Greenfield, Albert Vann, Sara M. Gonzalez, Stephen T. Levin, Joel Rivera, Diana Reyna, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Annabel Palma, Jessica S. Lappin, Daniel R. Garodnick, Inez E. Dickens, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Andy L. King, Donovan J. Richards, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 36
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 433 - 11/30/10, 2. Proposed Int. No. 433-A - 12/13/10, 3. Committee Report 12/13/10, 4. Hearing Testimony 12/13/10, 5. Hearing Transcript 12/13/10, 6. Committee Report 4/18/13, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/18/13, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/18/13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013AG. Oliver Koppell City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2013*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2013*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2013*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2010*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2010*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2010*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2010*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2010*G. Oliver Koppell City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2010*G. Oliver Koppell City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Proposed Int. No. 433-A
By Council Members Koppell, Arroyo, Brewer, Cabrera, Chin, Dromm, Fidler, Gentile, James, Koslowitz, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Nelson, Rose, Williams, Jackson, Barron, Lander, Rodriguez, Mendez, Van Bramer, Greenfield, Vann, Gonzalez, Levin, Rivera, Reyna, Ferreras, Palma, Lappin, Garodnick, Dickens, Crowley, King, Richards and Halloran
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that all newly manufactured taxicabs be accessible to people with disabilities.  
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Chapter five of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-539 to read as follows:
§ 19-539 Accessibility requirements  a. No owner shall place any taxicab manufactured subsequent to the effective date of this section into service for use in New York city, unless such taxicab is designed as an accessible taxicab for people with disabilities.
b. For purposes of this section, "accessible taxicab" shall mean any vehicle that:
1. is equipped with a lift, ramp, or any other device, arrangement or alteration, so that such vehicle is capable of transporting persons with physical disabilities,  including  those  who  use wheelchairs, scooters and similar devices while they remain seated in their wheelchairs, scooters or similar devices;
2. complies with the specifications set forth in regulations  promulgated  under  the  americans  with  disabilities  act, including amendments, and regulations in effect, if any, at the time approval of said vehicle for taxicab use is granted by the commission;
3. is equipped with an assistive listening system for persons  with hearing  impairment that is connected with any intercom, video or audio system, when such a system is installed;
4. is equipped with standardized signs printed in: (a) Braille and  (b) large-print text in such manner as provided for and adopted by the commission; and
5. provides sufficient floor space to accommodate a service animal.
§2. This local law shall take effect two years after its enactment into law.
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