This bill would require applicants for a license to provide high-volume for-hire service in the City to affirm that the applicant will not make automatic deductions from driver earnings to make payments for the rental, lease or purchase of a for-hire vehicle.
By Council Member Diaz
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to deductions from certain for-hire driver earnings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subparagraph (a) of paragraph 3 of subdivision c of section 19-548 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 149 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:
(a) Provides a description of all deductions, including any commissions[, lease fees and] or other charges such high-volume for-hire service proposes to charge either the for-hire vehicle owner or the driver, or both, as applicable, including an estimate of the average gross hourly earnings of a driver, based upon actual or anticipated trips and fares, and affirms that it will not charge or deduct from any for-hire vehicle owner or driver (i) any charge that has not been filed with the commission and (ii) regardless of whether it has been filed with the commission, any automatically recurring payment for the rental, lease or purchase of a for-hire vehicle authorized pursuant to a contract entered into after the effective date of the local law that added this clause; and
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.