senate Bill S5320

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows commuter vans to accept hails from prospective passengers in the street; and repeals certain provisions of law relating thereto

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to cities 1
Mar 02, 2021 referred to cities 1


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S5320 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cities 1
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, A7948
2019-2020: S2781, S6305, A6735
2023-2024: S6781, A2653

S5320 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5320 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5320 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               March 2, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 1
 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 37 of  the  city
 of New York for the year 2019, 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, the  enforcement  of
 such prohibitions and 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 passengers by motor  vehi-
 cle  not  subject to licensure as a taxicab, for-hire vehicle, or wheel-
 chair accessible van and not operating as a public or private bus trans-
 it service operated pursuant to a contract with  the  city,  any  county
 within  the  state of New York, the state of New York or any other state
 or local government that follows the applicable  procurement  rules  and
 regulations  of  such jurisdiction 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 Record.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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