senate Bill S5907A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the use of seatbelts by passengers in taxicabs and for-hire vehicles in the city of New York

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2014 print number 5907a
amend and recommit to cities
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jun 26, 2013 referred to rules

S5907 - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-529, NYC Ad Cd

S5907 - Summary

Requires the use of seatbelts by passengers in taxicabs and for-hire vehicles in the city of New York; also requires operators to display a notice informing passengers of such requirement.

S5907 - Sponsor Memo

S5907 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5907

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 26, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring the use of seatbelts by passengers in taxicabs
  and for-hire vehicles in the city of New York and requiring  operators
  to display a notice informing passengers of such requirement

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

  Section 1. Section 19-529 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
New  York  is  amended by adding two new subdivisions e and f to read as
follows:
  E. (1) EVERY TAXICAB AND FOR-HIRE VEHICLE SHALL DISPLAY A NOTICE WITH-
IN THE TAXICAB OR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WHICH STATES IN CONSPICUOUS LETTERING
OF AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO POINT BOLDFACE TYPE:
            NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES ALL PASSENGERS TO BE
            RESTRAINED BY SEAT AND/OR SHOULDER BELT SYSTEMS.
  (2) SUCH SIGN SHALL BE PLACED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION AND IN A CONSPIC-
UOUS PLACE WHERE IT CAN EASILY BE READ BY THE PASSENGERS IN THE  TAXICAB
OR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE.
  (3)  ANY  TAXICAB OR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WHICH VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY, NOT TO EXCEED  ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY OF VIOLATION.
  F.  (1)  ALL  PASSENGERS  IN  A  TAXICAB  OR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE SHALL BE
RESTRAINED BY A SAFETY BELT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER. ANY PERSON WHO
VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A CIVIL
FINE OF UP TO FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (2) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A  PASSENGER
WITH  A  PHYSICALLY  DISABLING CONDITION WHOSE PHYSICAL DISABILITY WOULD
PREVENT APPROPRIATE  RESTRAINT  IN  SUCH  SAFETY  SEAT  OR  SAFETY  BELT
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  SUCH CONDITION IS DULY CERTIFIED BY A PHYSICIAN WHO
SHALL STATE THE NATURE OF THE HANDICAP,  AS  WELL  AS  THE  REASON  SUCH
RESTRAINT IS INAPPROPRIATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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S5907A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-529, NYC Ad Cd

S5907A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of seatbelts by passengers in taxicabs and for-hire vehicles in the city of New York; also requires operators to display a notice informing passengers of such requirement.

S5907A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5907A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5907--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Cities 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  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to requiring the use of seatbelts by passengers  in  taxicabs
  and  for-hire vehicles in the city of New York and requiring operators
  to display a notice informing passengers of such requirement

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

  Section  1.  Section  19-529 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended by adding three new subdivisions e, f and g to  read
as follows:
  E.  WHILE  TAXICABS  OR  FOR-HIRE VEHICLES SUBJECT TO THIS SECTION ARE
BEING OPERATED: (1) ALL PASSENGERS  UNDER  THE  AGE  OF  FOUR  SHALL  BE
RESTRAINED  IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNATED SEAT WHICH MEETS THE FEDERAL MOTOR
VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS SET FORTH IN 49 C.F.R.  571.213  AND  WHICH  IS
AFFIXED  TO  SUCH  VEHICLE  BY  A  SAFETY BELT, OR IN THE EVENT THAT THE
WEIGHT OF SUCH PASSENGER UNDER THE AGE OF  FOUR  EXCEEDS  FORTY  POUNDS,
SUCH  PASSENGER MAY BE RESTRAINED: (I) IN AN APPROPRIATE CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEM AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION F OF THIS SECTION USED WITH COMBINATION
LAP SAFETY AND SHOULDER HARNESS BELTS; OR (II) BY A LAP SAFETY  BELT  IN
THE EVENT THAT ALL THE COMBINATION LAP SAFETY AND SHOULDER HARNESS BELTS
ARE BEING USED TO PROPERLY RESTRAIN OTHER PASSENGERS;
  (2)  ALL  PASSENGERS  WHO  ARE  AGE FOUR AND OLDER BUT UNDER AGE EIGHT
SHALL BE RESTRAINED EITHER: (I) IN AN APPROPRIATE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION F OF THIS SECTION  WITH  COMBINATION  LAP  AND
SHOULDER  HARNESS  BELTS;  OR (II) BY A LAP SAFETY BELT IN THE EVENT ALL
THE COMBINATION LAP SAFETY AND SHOULDER HARNESS BELTS ARE BEING USED  TO
PROPERLY RESTRAIN OTHER PASSENGERS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11368-03-4

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