NYC Council's Committee on Transportation Has Meetings on For-Hire Industry this Week
Agenda includes taxicab license disclosures, suspending parking violations, allowing a 30 day grace period for TLC inspections and making it a felony to assault a TLC driver
Credit to TLC driver advocate Richard de Coteau for bringing this to our attention.
October 15th, 2020: Remote Hearing at 9:30am
Int 1584-2019: This bill would require any person who has any interest in a taxicab license to make annual financial disclosures to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which would include information about income from and expenses related to each taxicab license, any loans secured by a taxicab license and any other interests the person filing the disclosure has in any taxi, livery, or for-hire vehicle business.
Int 1608-2019: This bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to evaluate the character, honesty and integrity of taxicab brokers, agents and licensees when they submit a new license application or upon renewal of such application. TLC could deny or revoke the license of any applicant that makes misrepresentations on the application, commits fraud or otherwise violates any rules of the Commission.
Int 1610-2019-A: This bill would create an Office of Financial Stability within the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The Office would monitor and evaluate the financial stability of the taxicab industry. Each year, the Office would be required to issue a report including details its activities, an assessment of the financial stability of the taxicab industry, and any recommendations regarding the financial stability of the taxicab industry.
October 16th, 2020: Remote Hearing at 2:00pm
Int 0018-2018: The purpose of the proposed legislation would be to allow for-hire vehicles that are waiting to be inspected at a TLC inspection site, to be used prior to inspection. Presumably this would help drivers who are otherwise forced to wait for an inspection appointment.
T2020-6751: This bill would suspend monetary liability for parking violations issued to essential employees from the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency through September 30, 2020.
Res 0098-2018: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation making it a felony to assault a driver licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
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