senate Bill S6118A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes NYC to issue new taxicab licenses to vehicles that are accessible to individuals with disabilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8691 - 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
Feb 17, 2012 signed chap.9
Feb 07, 2012 delivered to governor
Feb 06, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.78
substituted for s6118a
Feb 06, 2012 substituted by a8691a
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 6118a
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.78
Jan 04, 2012 referred to cities

Co-Sponsors

S6118 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8691A
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§2, 3 & 5, amd §§4 & 6, Chap 602 of 2011; amd Tax L, generally; amd §1220-b, V & T L; amd §§19-506, 19-512.1, 19-507 & 19-516, NYC Ad Cd

S6118 - Summary

Authorizes NYC to issue new taxicab licenses to vehicles that are accessible to individuals with disabilities; authorizes New York City to issue 18,000 hail taxicab licenses; generally relates to New York City taxicabs.

S6118 - Sponsor Memo

S6118 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6118

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend a chapter of the laws of 2011 relating to livery permits
  in the city of New York, as proposed in legislative bills  numbers  S.
  5825  and A.   8496, in relation to authorizing New York city to issue
  up to two thousand new taxicab licenses to vehicles that are  accessi-
  ble  to  individuals  with  disabilities, authorizing New York City to
  issue eighteen thousand hail vehicle licenses and  authorizing  up  to
  four hundred fifty hail base permits to for-hire base stations; and to
  amend the tax law, the administrative code of the city of New York and
  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to taxicabs and HAIL licenses
  in  New  York city; and to repeal certain sections of a chapter of the
  laws of 2011 relating to livery permits in the city of  New  York,  as
  proposed in legislative bills numbers S.5825 and A.8496

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

  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, including access to safe and  reli-
able mass transportation such as taxicabs. The majority of residents and
non-residents  of  the city of New York do not currently have sufficient
access to legal, licensed taxicabs available for  street  hails  in  the
city  of New York. Additionally, the legislature finds and declares that
it is a matter of public health, safety and welfare to  ensure  adequate
and  reliable transportation accessible to individuals with disabilities
in the city of New York.  Currently, approximately 1.8  percent  of  the
city's  approximately thirteen thousand yellow taxicabs is accessible to
individuals with disabilities, and an even  smaller  percentage  of  the
city's  approximately  twenty-three thousand livery vehicles is accessi-
ble. This supply of  accessible  vehicles  is  insufficient  to  provide
adequate and reliable transportation for the residents of and the commu-
ters  and  visitors to New York city who have disabilities and therefore

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S6118A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8691A
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§2, 3 & 5, amd §§4 & 6, Chap 602 of 2011; amd Tax L, generally; amd §1220-b, V & T L; amd §§19-506, 19-512.1, 19-507 & 19-516, NYC Ad Cd

S6118A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes NYC to issue new taxicab licenses to vehicles that are accessible to individuals with disabilities; authorizes New York City to issue 18,000 hail taxicab licenses; generally relates to New York City taxicabs.

S6118A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6118A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6118--A
    Cal. No. 78

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on Cities --
  reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend chapter 602 of the  laws  of  2011  relating  to  livery
  permits  in  the city of New York, in relation to authorizing New York
  city to issue up to two thousand new taxicab licenses to vehicles that
  are accessible to individuals with disabilities, authorizing New  York
  City  to issue eighteen thousand hail vehicle licenses and authorizing
  up to four hundred fifty hail base permits to for-hire base  stations;
  and  to  amend the tax law, the administrative code of the city of New
  York and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to taxicabs and HAIL
  licenses in New York city; and to repeal certain sections  of  chapter
  602  of the laws of 2011 relating to livery permits in the city of New
  York

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

  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, including access to safe and reli-
able mass transportation such as taxicabs. The majority of residents and
non-residents of the city of New York do not currently  have  sufficient
access  to  legal,  licensed  taxicabs available for street hails in the
city of New York. Additionally, the legislature finds and declares  that
it  is  a matter of public health, safety and welfare to ensure adequate
and reliable transportation accessible to individuals with  disabilities
in  the  city  of New York.  Currently, approximately 1.8 percent of the
city's approximately thirteen thousand yellow taxicabs is accessible  to
individuals  with  disabilities,  and  an even smaller percentage of the
city's approximately twenty-three thousand livery vehicles  is  accessi-
ble.  This  supply  of  accessible  vehicles  is insufficient to provide

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