Current Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) rules allow a livery base to dispatch livery vehicle affiliated with another base when the passenger is told that this is the case at the time the passenger requests the ride. Until recently, the industry practice, though not required by current TLC rules, has been to dispatch vehicles affiliated with another base only if there is an agreement between the bases. The bill would require an agreement between bases before a livery base may dispatch a livery vehicle affiliated with another base.
Int. No. 302
By Council Member Rodriguez
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to agreements between livery base stations
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter five of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York section is amended to add a new section 19-548 to read as follows:
§ 19-548 Livery base station agreements. A base station shall not dispatch a vehicle that is not affiliated with that base owner’s base unless the base owner’s base has an agreement with the base with which the vehicle is affiliated authorizing the base owner’s base to dispatch affiliated vehicles of the base with which the vehicle is affiliated.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect 90 days after its enactment into law, except that the Taxi and Limousine Commission shall take all necessary action, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
LS 3406/Int/ 559-2014