assembly Bill A2653

2023-2024 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 26, 2023 referred to cities


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A2653 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
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: A7948, S6621
2019-2020: A6735, S2781, S6305
2021-2022: A1470, A9731, S5320

A2653 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A2653 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 26, 2023
 Introduced by M. of A. ANDERSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee 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 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.