Bill S658-2013

Requires the taxi and limousine commission of the city of New York to develop procedures for requiring inspection stickers to be visible to the public

Requires the taxi and limousine commission of the city of New York to develop procedures for requiring inspection stickers to be visible to the general public and indicate the date for the next subsequent inspection date.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S658

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring inspection stickers to be visible to the public

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require all taxicabs be inspected at least once every four months, in accordance with a procedure to be established by the commission wherein such procedure shall include affixing to the taxicab, in a location visible to the general public, a sticker indicating the date for the next subsequent inspection.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision f of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 44 of the city of New York for the year 2011.

JUSTIFICATION: This amendment increases the assurance that the vehicle's which serve the general public are within city operational standards.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.684 of 2011 01/05/11 REFERRED TO CITIES 01/04/12 REFERRED TO CITIES

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 658 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 requiring inspection stickers to be visible to the public THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision f of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 44 of the city of New York for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows: f. All taxicabs now or hereafter licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be inspected at an inspection facility operated by the commission at least once every four months, in accordance with a procedure to be established by the commission WHEREIN SUCH PROCEDURE SHALL INCLUDE AFFIXING TO THE TAXICAB IN A LOCATION VISIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, A STICKER INDICATING THE DATE FOR THE NEXT SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION. All other vehicles now or hereafter licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter other than commuter vans shall be inspected at official inspection stations licensed by the commissioner of motor vehicles pursuant to section three hundred three of the vehicle and traffic law at least once every four months in accordance with the regulations of the commissioner of motor vehicles, codified in part seventy-nine of title fifteen of the official compilation of codes, rules and regulations of the state of New York (15 N.Y.C.R.R. part 79). All commuter vans now or hereafter licensed pursu- ant to the provisions of this chapter shall be inspected and shall meet safety standards as provided in paragraph two of subdivision a of section 19-504.3 of this chapter. If any taxicab fails to pass its inspection for any reason relating to the requirements established by the New York state department of motor vehicles, it shall be rein- spected. The fee payable to the commission for each inspection and each
reinspection required for the issuance of a certificate of inspection for a taxicab, inclusive of the issuance of such certificate, shall not exceed ninety dollars for the first inspection and fifty dollars for each reinspection. The fees payable to the official inspection station for the inspection and the issuance of a certificate of inspection for all other licensed vehicles other than commuter vans shall be the fees charged and collected pursuant to section three hundred five of the vehicle and traffic law. The commission or any other agency authorized by law may conduct on-street inspections of vehicles licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The date of the inspection of a taxi- cab, THE DATE OF THE NEXT SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION AS REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION, and the signature of the persons making the inspection shall be recorded upon the rate card in the space provided therefor. An owner shall be ordered by the commission to repair or replace his or her licensed vehicle where it appears that it no longer meets the reasonable standards for safe operation prescribed by the commission. Upon failure of such owner to have his or her vehicle inspected or to comply with any such order within ten days after service thereof, the license shall be suspended; upon failure of such owner to comply with any such order within one hundred twenty days after service thereof, the license may, at the discretion of the commission, be deemed to have been abandoned by nonuser. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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