senate Bill S1231A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides improved access to taxicabs for persons with disabilities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2012 print number 1231a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 06, 2011 referred to local government

S1231 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4861A

S1231 - Summary

Provides improved access to taxi cabs for persons with disabilities.

S1231 - Sponsor Memo

S1231 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1231

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- 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 providing  for
  improved access to taxicabs for persons with disabilities

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

  Section 1.  Section 181 of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 579 of the laws of 1993, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 430
of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 181. Ordinances to regulate taxicabs and limousines.  1. The munici-
pal  officers  and  boards  in the several cities, towns and villages of
this state now having the authority to enact ordinances, may adopt ordi-
nances regulating:
  [1.] (A) The registration and licensing of taxicabs and may limit  the
number  of  taxicabs  to  be  licensed and the county of Westchester may
adopt ordinances regulating the registration and licensing  of  taxicabs
and  limousines  and may limit the number to be licensed; and the county
of Nassau may adopt ordinances regulating the registration  of  taxicabs
and limousines.
  [2.]  (B)  Parking  and  passenger  pick-up and discharge by taxicabs,
limousines and livery vehicles. Establishment  of  such  ordinances  and
regulations  regulating parking and passenger pick-up and discharges may
be based upon recommendations from municipal planning officials or other
public entities  and  may  address  and  take  into  consideration  such
factors,  including, but not limited to, geographic areas, vehicle type,
limiting the number of parked vehicles and activities  undertaken  while
parked, and periods of idling.
  2.  THE  MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND BOARDS IN ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION
OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION SHALL NO LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN ADOPT ORDINANCES PROVIDING:
  (A) THAT "ACCESSIBLE TAXICAB" SHALL MEAN ANY VEHICLE THAT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01099-01-1

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4861A

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides improved access to taxi cabs for persons with disabilities.

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1231A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1231--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to providing  for
  improved access to taxicabs for persons with disabilities

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

  Section 1.  Section 181 of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 579 of the laws of 1993, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 430
of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 181. Ordinances to regulate taxicabs and limousines.  1. The munici-
pal  officers  and  boards  in the several cities, towns and villages of
this state now having the authority to enact ordinances, may adopt ordi-
nances regulating:
  [1.] (A) The registration and licensing of taxicabs and may limit  the
number  of  taxicabs  to  be  licensed and the county of Westchester may
adopt ordinances regulating the registration and licensing  of  taxicabs
and  limousines  and may limit the number to be licensed; and the county
of Nassau may adopt ordinances regulating the registration  of  taxicabs
and limousines.
  [2.]  (B)  Parking  and  passenger  pick-up and discharge by taxicabs,
limousines and livery vehicles. Establishment  of  such  ordinances  and
regulations  regulating parking and passenger pick-up and discharges may
be based upon recommendations from municipal planning officials or other
public entities  and  may  address  and  take  into  consideration  such
factors,  including, but not limited to, geographic areas, vehicle type,
limiting the number of parked vehicles and activities  undertaken  while
parked, and periods of idling.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01099-02-2

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