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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, unless the automatic deduction is optional and has been chosen by the driver.

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Introduced by Council

Int. No. 1096-A

 

By Council Members Diaz and Grodenchik

 

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, except for charges or deductions required by the rules of the commission,  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, (ii) any charge that violates the rules of the commission, regardless of whether such charge has been filed with the commission, and (iii) 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, unless such automatically recurring payment is optional and has been elected by the driver; and

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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11/5/18 4:00pm