senate Bill S6366

Amended

Authorizes Suffolk county to regulate taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 01 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 02 / Mar / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 02 / Mar / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6366A
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1225
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8268A

Summary

Authorizes Suffolk county to regulate taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8268
Versions:
S6366
S6366A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง181, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A9151, A9151
2007-2008: A8873, A8873

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BILL NUMBER:S6366

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the regulation of
taxicabs and limousines in Suffolk county

PURPOSE:
This legislation would allow the County of Suffolk to adopt ordinances
regulating the registration of taxicabs and limousines.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 1 of section 181 of the general municipal law , as amended
by Chapter 430 of the Laws of 2003 is amended to allow Suffolk County
to adopt local ordinances regulating the registration of taxicabs and
limousines.

JUSTIFICATION:
Chapter 549 of the Laws of 2006 requires any taxi or limousine company
to be licensed with the City of New York in order to pre-arrange
pick-ups and drop-offs in New York City. Licensing requires that
companies meet strict criteria, including a ten fleet minimum.

Current law puts smaller limousine and taxi companies in neighboring
counties at a disadvantage, as they are unable to schedule
pre-arranged trips to New York City.

This legislation would allow Suffolk County to set its own standards
and practices with regard to the registration of taxicabs and
limousines.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007-08: S.7709

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6366

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the regulation
  of taxicabs and limousines in Suffolk county

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 181 of the general municipal law,
as amended by chapter 430 of the laws of 2003, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1. The registration and licensing of taxicabs and may limit the number
of taxicabs to be licensed and the county of Westchester may adopt ordi-
nances  regulating the registration and licensing of taxicabs and limou-
sines and may limit the number to  be  licensed;  [and]  the  county  of
Nassau  may adopt ordinances regulating the registration of taxicabs and
limousines; AND THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK MAY  ADOPT  ORDINANCES  REGULATING
THE REGISTRATION OF TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11684-01-1

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