senate Bill S6491

Authorizes the county of Rockland to regulate the registration and licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles

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  • 15 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1117
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9301

Summary

Authorizes the county of Rockland to regulate the registration and licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9301
Versions:
S6491
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Gen Muni L; amd §498, V & T L

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BILL NUMBER:S6491

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the
general municipal law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to
authorizing the county of Rockland to regulate the registration and
licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles

PURPOSE:
This legislation would grant Rockland County the power to
adopt local laws or ordinances regulating taxicabs, limousines, and
livery vehicles.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 181 of the General
Municipal Law and section 498 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would correct the inequity of the
current system that prohibits taxicabs, limousines, and livery
vehicles from Rockland County to operate in other jurisdictions but
allows these vehicles from other jurisdictions to operate in Rockland
County.
This legislation would also protect licensed Rockland County taxicabs,
limousines, and livery vehicles from being required to be licensed in
other licensing jurisdictions, provided that the county adheres to
the "reciprocity" standards currently existing in the Vehicle and
Traffic Law. Additionally, licensed taxicabs, limousines, and livery
vehicles in other authorized jurisdictions would not be required to
be licensed in Rockland County provided that they are licensed in
jurisdictions adhering to the same "reciprocity" standards.
This will allow a vehicle licensed in Rockland County to either pick
up or drop off a passenger in another licensed jurisdiction without
being separately licensed by such other jurisdiction. It will not
authorize such vehicle to perform point-to-point services within such
other licensed jurisdiction without being licensed by such other
jurisdiction.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

    S. 6491                                                  A. 9301

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 15, 2012
                               ___________

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

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the  vehicle  and  traffic
  law, in relation to authorizing the county of Rockland to regulate the
  registration  and  licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehi-
  cles

  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 ROCKLAND MAY ADOPT LOCAL LAWS OR ORDI-
NANCES REGULATING THE REGISTRATION AND  LICENSING  OF  TAXICABS,  LIMOU-
SINES, AND LIVERY VEHICLES AND MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER TO BE LICENSED.
  S  2.  Paragraph  b of subdivision 1 of section 498 of the vehicle and
traffic law, as added by chapter 549 of the laws of 2006, is amended  to
read as follows:
  b. "Licensing jurisdiction" shall mean a city with a population of one
million  or  more,  or a county within New York state contiguous to such
city OR THE COUNTY OF ROCKLAND, that requires the issuance of a license,
permit, registration, certification or other approval for a  vehicle  to
perform  the  pre-arranged pick up or drop off of one or more passengers
in such jurisdiction for compensation.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14287-02-2

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