Drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) can face fines and civil penalties for violations of dozens of TLC rules and Administrative Code provisions. If a TLC-licensed driver does not pay any owed fines or penalties within 30 days of a decision of the Taxi and Limousine Tribunal, their license will be suspended. Under the bill, the TLC would be required to establish a payment plan program to allow drivers to pay fines and penalties in installments and would be prohibited from suspending a driver’s TLC license for non-payment, so long as the driver is in compliance with the payment plan.
Int. No. 640
By Council Member Eugene
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the taxi and limousine commission to create a fine and civil penalty payment plan.
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 amended by adding a new section 19-548 to read as follows:
§ 19-548 Payment Plans. The commission shall provide by rule for the installment payment of any fines or civil penalties returnable before the commission or an administrative tribunal of the commission owed by any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation issued thereunder. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the commission shall not suspend any drivers license issued by the commission solely for non-payment of any fines or civil penalties where the holder is in compliance with any terms and conditions related to such installment payment.
§ 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.
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Int. 705-2014 / LS 2847
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