senate Bill S2781

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows commuter vans to accept hails from prospective passengers in the street; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to cities
Jan 29, 2019 referred to cities

S2781 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§19-502, 19-504 & 19-516, rpld §19-516 sub b, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6621
2021-2022: S5320
2023-2024: S6781

S2781 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows commuter vans to accept hails from prospective passengers in the street.

S2781 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2781 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  allowing  commuter vans to accept hails from prospective
  passengers in the street; and to repeal certain provisions of such law
  relating thereto


  Section  1. Subdivision p of section 19-502 of the administrative code
of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 197 of the  city
of New York for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  p. "Commuter van" means a commuter van service having a seating capac-
ity  of  at least nine passengers but not more than twenty passengers or
such greater capacity as the commission may establish by rule and carry-
ing passengers for hire in the city duly licensed as a commuter  van  by
the  commission  [and  not  permitted  to  accept hails from prospective
passengers in the street]. For purposes of the provisions of this  chap-
ter  relating  to  prohibitions against the operation of an unauthorized
commuter van service or an unlicensed commuter van and to  the  enforce-
ment  of  such  prohibitions  and  to  the  imposition  of penalties for
violations of such prohibitions and to the  seizure  and  forfeiture  of
commuter vans, the term shall also include any common carrier of passen-
gers  by  motor  vehicle not subject to licensure as a taxicab, for-hire
vehicle, or wheelchair accessible van and not operating as an authorized
bus line pursuant to applicable provisions  of  law  regardless  of  the
seating capacity of any such vehicle. The commission shall submit to the
council  the  text of any proposed rule relating to the maximum capacity
of commuter vans at the time such proposed rule is published in the City

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


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