senate Bill S7296

Amended

Relates to the regulation of limousines and livery vehicles in the city of Syracuse

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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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  • 09 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7296A
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1168
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Allows the city of Syracuse to adopt ordinances regulating the registration and licensing of limousines and livery vehicles.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9379
Versions:
S7296
S7296A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง181, Gen Muni L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7296

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to the regulation of limousines and livery vehicles in the city of
Syracuse

PURPOSE:

This bill gives the City of Syracuse the clear authority to regulate
limousines and livery vehicles in the City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 181(1) of the General Municipal Law to add
language to provide the City of Syracuse clear authority to regulate
limousines and livery vehicles.

Section 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 in
their jurisdictions. Cities are now having issues with livery vehicles
acting as unregulated taxis that don't have to meet the same local
licensing and safety standards as taxis. This is becoming a problem in
the City of Syracuse. The current law does not give cities clear
authority to regulate limousines and livery vehicles. This legislation
provides that authority to the City of Syracuse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                  7296

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 limousines and livery vehicles in the city of Syracuse

  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 separately amended by chapters 382 and 385 of the laws  of  2012,  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; 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; AND THE CITY OF SYRACUSE MAY ADOPT ORDINANCES
REGULATING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF LIMOUSINES AND LIVERY VEHI-
CLES 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.
                                                           LBD14432-02-4

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