senate Bill S5825

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to New York city livery permits and increases the amount of taxicabs designed to foster increased access and mobility to persons with disabilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8496 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2011 approval memo.18
signed chap.602
Dec 09, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 24, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity
3rd reading cal.1546
substituted for s5825
Jun 24, 2011 substituted by a8496
ordered to third reading cal.1546
Jun 18, 2011 referred to rules

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S5825 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a greater amount of taxicabs serving the city of New York that are designed to foster increased access and mobility to persons with disabilities; and establishes a task force on areas of NYC underserved by medallion taxicabs.

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT in relation to livery permits in the city of New York


  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the state
of New York traveling to, from and within the city  of  New  York  is  a
matter  of  substantial state concern, which includes access to safe and
reliable mass transportation such as taxicabs. The majority of residents
and nonresidents of the city of New York do not currently have access to
the necessary amount of legal, licensed taxicabs  available  for  street
hails  when  traveling  within the city.   Improving access to such mass
transportation, including taxicabs, furthers this matter of  substantial
state  concern.  Additionally,  the  legislature finds and declares that
there should be a greater amount of taxicabs serving  the  city  of  New
York  that  are  designed to foster increased access, mobility and inde-
pendence of persons with disabilities. The health, safety and welfare of
these persons with disabilities is placed at risk without  adequate  and
reliable transportation.
  S  2. The city of New York may, acting by the mayor alone, administra-
tively authorize the New York city taxi and limousine commission or  its
successor  agency  to  issue  up  to  one  thousand five hundred taxicab
licenses in addition to those already issued,  provided,  however,  that
five  hundred sixty-nine of such taxicab licenses shall be restricted to
vehicles that are accessible to individuals with disabilities,  provided
further that such additional licenses shall be issued by public sale and
shall  be  fully transferable. The commission or successor thereto shall
prescribe by regulation the procedures for the issuance and public  sale
of  such  additional  licenses,  by public auction, sealed bids or other
competitive process. Such additional licenses may be issued on or  after

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


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