senate Bill S112

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs commissioner of transportation of city of New York to develop a program on dangers of prostitution and legal consequences thereof, for commercial drivers

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S112 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2921
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19-538, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5397, A8261

S112 - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioner of transportation of the city of New York to develop a program on dangers of prostitution and legal consequences thereof, required to be completed by commercial passenger drivers as a condition of licensure and renewal of licensing.

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BILL NUMBER:S112

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
requiring a sex crime safety program for commercial passenger drivers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would require the Taxi and
Limousine Commission to develop a program that would teach drivers
about the current trends and dangers in the sex trafficking industry,
including but not limited to the legal ramifications of knowingly
transporting prostitutes for the purpose of aiding in the act of
prostitution.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York by adding a new
section 19-538. This new section creates a sex crime education
program for anyone applying for or renewing a license with the Taxi
and Limousine Commission.

JUSTIFICATION:
Prostitution along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has been a problem for
decades despite numerous crackdowns by police. Many times, these
prostitutes are shuttled unknowingly by taxi cabs and other livery
cars. In order to begin to eradicate this problem, it is necessary to
raise awareness of the problem among various sectors of the public
including cab drivers. This is just one step in the right direction
so that one day Roosevelt Avenue can be a modern, thriving, urban
commercial district.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.5397

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Six months after it becomes law.

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

                                   112

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring  a  sex  crime  safety  program for commercial
  passenger drivers

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

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 19-538 to read as follows:
  S 19-538 SEX CRIME EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP A
PROGRAM THAT WILL  EDUCATE  DRIVERS  OF  TAXICABS,  COACHES,  WHEELCHAIR
ACCESSIBLE  VANS,  COMMUTER VANS AND FOR-HIRE VEHICLES ON THE DANGERS OF
PROSTITUTION AND THE LEGAL  RAMIFICATIONS  OF  TRAFFICKING  PROSTITUTES.
COMPLETION  OF  SUCH  PROGRAM BY SUCH DRIVERS SHALL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR
INITIAL LICENSURE AND SUBSEQUENT LICENSE RENEWAL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have  become
a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00325-01-3

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