This bill has been amended

Bill S7296-2013

Relates to the regulation of limousines and livery vehicles in the city of Syracuse

Allows the city of Syracuse to adopt ordinances regulating the registration and licensing of limousines and livery vehicles.

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  • May 9, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S7296

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the regulation of limousines and livery vehicles in the city of Syracuse

PURPOSE:

This bill gives the City of Syracuse the clear authority to regulate limousines and livery vehicles in the City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 181(1) of the General Municipal Law to add language to provide the City of Syracuse clear authority to regulate limousines and livery vehicles.

Section 2: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The State of New York enacted section 181 of the General Municipal Law to give cities, towns and villages the authority to regulate taxis in their jurisdictions. Cities are now having issues with livery vehicles acting as unregulated taxis that don't have to meet the same local licensing and safety standards as taxis. This is becoming a problem in the City of Syracuse. The current law does not give cities clear authority to regulate limousines and livery vehicles. This legislation provides that authority to the City of Syracuse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7296 IN SENATE May 9, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the regulation of limousines and livery vehicles in the city of Syracuse THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 181 of the general municipal law, as separately amended by chapters 382 and 385 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 1. The registration and licensing of taxicabs and may limit the number of taxicabs to be licensed and the county of Westchester may adopt ordi- nances regulating the registration and licensing of taxicabs and limou- sines and may limit the number to be licensed; the county of Nassau may adopt ordinances regulating the registration of taxicabs and limousines; and the county of Suffolk may adopt ordinances regulating the registra- tion of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles; and the county of Rockland may adopt local laws or ordinances regulating the registration and licensing of taxicabs, limousines, and livery vehicles and may limit the number to be licensed; AND THE CITY OF SYRACUSE MAY ADOPT ORDINANCES REGULATING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF LIMOUSINES AND LIVERY VEHI- CLES AND MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER TO BE LICENSED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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