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Meeting Name: Committee on For-Hire Vehicles Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/17/2018 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0304-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Create a task force to study the sale prices of taxicab medallions.IntroductionThe bill would establish a task force to study the sale prices of taxicab medallions. The task force would review sale prices of taxicab medallions and their impact on the City’s budget, then recommend changes to laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to medallions. The task force’s recommendations would be due to the Mayor and Council within six months.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0304-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Create a task force to study the sale prices of taxicab medallions.IntroductionThe bill would establish a task force to study the sale prices of taxicab medallions. The task force would review sale prices of taxicab medallions and their impact on the City’s budget, then recommend changes to laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to medallions. The task force’s recommendations would be due to the Mayor and Council within six months.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1052-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Benefits for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to establish a program to provide taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers with benefits, such as health care services and disability insurance. In order to fund the program, the TLC would establish a surcharge that would be added to all taxi and for-hire vehicle fares. Medallion owners and for-hire base owners would be responsible for submitting payments to the TLC. Before the program takes effect, the TLC would be required to conduct a study assessing the feasibility and cost of providing certain benefits to drivers and report its findings to the Council.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1052-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Benefits for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to establish a program to provide taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers with benefits, such as health care services and disability insurance. In order to fund the program, the TLC would establish a surcharge that would be added to all taxi and for-hire vehicle fares. Medallion owners and for-hire base owners would be responsible for submitting payments to the TLC. Before the program takes effect, the TLC would be required to conduct a study assessing the feasibility and cost of providing certain benefits to drivers and report its findings to the Council.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1062-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik  Risk of loss on payments for trips dispatched by high-volume for-hire services.IntroductionThis bill would require drivers for high-volume for-hire services to be paid the full amount for a trip regardless of whether the payment transaction fails, unless the driver’s account is associated with fraudulent activity. The bill would impose a civil penalty of not less than $250 and up to $500 for each violation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1062-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik  Risk of loss on payments for trips dispatched by high-volume for-hire services.IntroductionThis bill would require drivers for high-volume for-hire services to be paid the full amount for a trip regardless of whether the payment transaction fails, unless the driver’s account is associated with fraudulent activity. The bill would impose a civil penalty of not less than $250 and up to $500 for each violation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1068-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Financial education for persons considering purchases or leases of for-hire vehicles or taxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to engage in financial education and outreach for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers concerning financial arrangements relating to taxi medallions and for-hire vehicles.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1068-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Financial education for persons considering purchases or leases of for-hire vehicles or taxicab licenses.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to engage in financial education and outreach for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers concerning financial arrangements relating to taxi medallions and for-hire vehicles.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1069-2018 *Mark Levine  Debt owed by owners of medallions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) or another agency or office designated by the mayor to study the problem of medallion owner debt. Following the study, TLC or another agency or office would be required to determine appropriate actions to address such problem.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1069-2018 *Mark Levine  Debt owed by owners of medallions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) or another agency or office designated by the mayor to study the problem of medallion owner debt. Following the study, TLC or another agency or office would be required to determine appropriate actions to address such problem.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1070-2018 *Francisco P. Moya  Leasing, rental and conditional purchase of for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to make rules regarding financial agreements drivers enter to obtain for-hire vehicles. Such rules could include disclosure requirements, consumer protection practices and caps on costs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1070-2018 *Francisco P. Moya  Leasing, rental and conditional purchase of for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to make rules regarding financial agreements drivers enter to obtain for-hire vehicles. Such rules could include disclosure requirements, consumer protection practices and caps on costs.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1079-2018 *Donovan J. Richards  Creating an office of inclusion within the NYC taxi and limousine commission.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Inclusion within the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. The Office would be responsible for promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity in the taxi and for-hire vehicle industries, and for raising awareness about issues surrounding service refusal.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1079-2018 *Donovan J. Richards  Creating an office of inclusion within the NYC taxi and limousine commission.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Inclusion within the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. The Office would be responsible for promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity in the taxi and for-hire vehicle industries, and for raising awareness about issues surrounding service refusal.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1081-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Driver assistance centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) to provide TLC-licensed drivers assistance including financial counseling, mental health counseling and referrals to non-profit organizations for additional assistance.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1081-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Driver assistance centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) to provide TLC-licensed drivers assistance including financial counseling, mental health counseling and referrals to non-profit organizations for additional assistance.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1096-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Deductions from certain for-hire driver earnings.IntroductionThis bill would require applicants for a license to provide high-volume for-hire service in the City to affirm that the applicant will not make automatic deductions from driver earnings to make payments for the rental, lease or purchase of a for-hire vehicle, unless the automatic deduction is optional and has been chosen by the driver.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1096-2018 *Ruben Diaz, Sr.  Deductions from certain for-hire driver earnings.IntroductionThis bill would require applicants for a license to provide high-volume for-hire service in the City to affirm that the applicant will not make automatic deductions from driver earnings to make payments for the rental, lease or purchase of a for-hire vehicle, unless the automatic deduction is optional and has been chosen by the driver.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available