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SECTION 396-P
Rates to be posted in taxicabs; certain charges prohibited
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
* § 396-p. Rates to be posted in taxicabs; certain charges prohibited.
1. Every taxicab available for hire in this state shall have posted, in
the interior thereof, in a manner legible and conspicuous to passengers,
a statement of the rates, fares or other charges whether imposed upon
the basis of mileage, or fraction thereof, zones or other equivalent
measurement and any additional charges for luggage or additional
passengers, and if such charges are subject to variation, a statement of
the conditions relating to such variation. No charges greater than those
posted shall be made. For the purposes of this section, "taxicab" is a
motor vehicle which carries passengers for hire with a seating capacity
of not more than eight passengers exclusive of the driver; and "luggage"
shall not include a wheelchair or other manual or electrically driven
mobility assistance device, scooter, tricycle or similar device used by
a person with a disability as a substitute for walking.

1-a. No taxicab available for hire in this state shall impose on
additional charge for a wheelchair or other manual or electrically
driven mobility assistance device, scooter, tricycle or similar device
used by a person with a disability as a substitute for walking.

2. This section shall not annul, alter, affect or exempt any person
subject to the provisions of this section from complying with the laws,
ordinances, rules or regulations of any locality, relating to the
posting of rates in the interior of a taxicab, except to the extent that
such local laws, ordinances, rules or regulations are inconsistent with
any provision of this section, but no such local law, ordinance, rule or
regulation shall be considered inconsistent, if it requires greater
disclosure of information to the consumer.

3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to cities having a
population of one million or more.

4. Any violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to
exceed fifty dollars, and for any subsequent violation, a fine of not
more than one hundred dollars.

* NB There are 2 396-p's