senate Bill S4989A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a daily licensing fee on transportation network company drivers in N.Y. city

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2019 print number 4989a
May 22, 2019 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Apr 03, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

S4989 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3178
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1292 & 1298, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10669

S4989 - Summary

Establishes a daily $5 licensing fee on transportation network company drivers and for each transportation network account a driver accesses; deposits such licensing fees into the MTA finance fund; imposes a civil penalty on transportation network companies who fail to collect and/or remit the required licensing fee.

S4989 - Sponsor Memo

S4989 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4989

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a daily licens-
  ing  fee  on  transportation  network company drivers in a city with a
  population of one million or more

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

  Section 1. Section 1292 of the tax law, as added by section 18 of part
AAA of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  §  1292.  Imposition. (A) There is hereby imposed on every TNC a state
assessment fee of 4% of the gross trip fare  of  every  TNC  prearranged
trip  provided by such TNC that originates anywhere in the state outside
the city and terminates anywhere in this state.
  (B)(1) ANY TNC DRIVER AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE IN THE CITY SHALL PAY A  PER
DAY  LICENSING  FEE FOR EACH TNC DIGITAL NETWORK, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED NINETY-ONE OF THE VEHICLE AND  TRAF-
FIC  LAW,  THAT  SUCH TNC DRIVER ACCESSES FOR PURPOSES OF SOLICITING ANY
PREARRANGED TRIPS.  SUCH LICENSING FEE SHALL BE TEN DOLLARS PER DAY  PER
TNC  DIGITAL NETWORK ACCESSED, AND SHALL BE VALID FOR A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR
PERIOD, WHICH SHALL BEGIN WHEN A TNC DIGITAL  NETWORK  IS  ACCESSED  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  SOLICITING  ANY  PREARRANGED TRIPS.   IN NO CASE SHALL THE
LICENSING FEE IMPOSED BY THIS SUBDIVISION BE PASSED ALONG TO PASSENGERS.
  (2) THE LICENSING FEE COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  BE
REMITTED  TO  THE  METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION  AUTHORITY  FINANCE FUND
ESTABLISHED BY SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-H OF THE  PUBLIC  AUTHORI-
TIES LAW, BY A TNC ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.
  (3) ANY TNC WHO FAILS TO COLLECT AND/OR REMIT THE LICENSING FEE PURSU-
ANT  TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE
THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH VIOLATION, WHICH SHALL  BE  RECOVERED
IN A CIVIL ACTION BROUGHT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

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

S4989A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3178
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1292 & 1298, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10669

S4989A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a daily $5 licensing fee on transportation network company drivers and for each transportation network account a driver accesses; deposits such licensing fees into the MTA finance fund; imposes a civil penalty on transportation network companies who fail to collect and/or remit the required licensing fee.

S4989A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4989A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4989--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment   Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a daily licens-
  ing fee on transportation network company drivers in  a  city  with  a
  population of one million or more

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

  Section 1. Section 1292 of the tax law, as added by section 18 of part
AAA of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  § 1292. Imposition. (A) There is hereby imposed on every TNC  a  state
assessment  fee  of  4%  of the gross trip fare of every TNC prearranged
trip provided by such TNC that originates anywhere in the state  outside
the city and terminates anywhere in this state.
  (B)(1)(I)  ANY  TNC DRIVER AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE IN THE CITY SHALL PAY A
PER DAY LICENSING FEE FOR EACH TNC DIGITAL NETWORK, AS DEFINED BY SUBDI-
VISION TWO OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED  NINETY-ONE  OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND
TRAFFIC  LAW,  THAT  SUCH TNC DRIVER ACCESSES FOR PURPOSES OF SOLICITING
ANY PREARRANGED TRIPS WHICH SHALL  BE  FIVE  DOLLARS  PER  DAY  PER  TNC
DIGITAL NETWORK ACCESSED AND SHALL BE VALID FOR A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERI-
OD,  WHICH  SHALL  BEGIN  WHEN  A  TNC  DIGITAL  NETWORK IS ACCESSED FOR
PURPOSES OF SOLICITING ANY PREARRANGED TRIPS.   IN  NO  CASE  SHALL  THE
LICENSING FEE IMPOSED BY THIS SUBDIVISION BE PASSED ALONG TO PASSENGERS.
  (II)  ANY  TNC  DIGITAL NETWORK ACCESSED BY A TNC DRIVER AUTHORIZED TO
DRIVE IN THE CITY SHALL PAY A PER DAY LICENSING FEE WHICH SHALL BE  FIVE
DOLLARS  PER DAY AND SHALL BE VALID FOR A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD, WHICH
SHALL BEGIN WHEN THE TNC DIGITAL NETWORK IS ACCESSED BY THE  DRIVER  FOR
THE PURPOSES OF SOLICITING PREARRANGED TRIPS.
  (2)  THE LICENSING FEE COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
REMITTED TO  THE  METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION  AUTHORITY  FINANCE  FUND

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

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