senate Bill S7296A

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:
A9379A
Versions:
S7296
S7296A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Gen Muni L; amd §498, V & T L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7296A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the
vehicle and traffic 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--A

                            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  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the  vehicle  and  traffic
  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. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 498 of  the  vehicle  and
traffic  law,  as separately amended by chapters 382 and 385 of the laws
of 2012, 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 Suffolk [or], the county of Rockland, OR THE
CITY OF SYRACUSE, 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.
                                                           LBD14432-03-4

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