senate Bill S4811

Authorizes the regulation of taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles in certain municipalities

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.593
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Authorizes the regulation of taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles in certain municipalities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7043
Versions:
S4811
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง181, Gen Muni L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4811 REVISED 5/2/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to ordinances to regulate taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles

PURPOSE: To clarify section 181 of the General Municipal Law to ensure
that cities towns and villages have the authority to regulate
limousines and livery vehicles operating in their jurisdiction.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 181 (1) of the General Municipal Law by
adding the words "limousines and livery vehicles" in the appropriate
places to clarify the statute.

Sections 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The State of New York enacted section 181 of the
General Municipal Law to give cities, towns and villages the authority
to regulate taxis, limousines and livery vehicles in their
jurisdictions. Cities are now having issues with livery vehicles
acting as unregulated taxis that don't have to meet the settle local
licensing and safety standards as taxis. This technical correction
will make clear that cities, towns and villages have authority to
regulate limousines and livery vehicles as was intended.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4811

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 ordinances  to
  regulate taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles

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

  Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 181 of the
general municipal law, the section heading as amended by chapter 579  of
the  laws  of  1993, subdivision 1 as separately amended by chapters 382
and 385 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
  Ordinances to regulate taxicabs [and], limousines AND LIVERY VEHICLES.
  1. The registration and licensing of taxicabs, LIMOUSINES  AND  LIVERY
VEHICLES  and  may  limit  the number of taxicabs, LIMOUSINES AND LIVERY
VEHICLES 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; the county of Nassau  may
adopt ordinances regulating the registration of taxicabs and limousines;
and  the county of Suffolk may adopt ordinances regulating the registra-
tion of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles;  and  the  county  of
Rockland  may adopt local laws or ordinances regulating the registration
and licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles and may limit
the number to be licensed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10381-01-3

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