City Council FHV Bills Rule Package

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Effective Date: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

On April 21, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed four bills which were enacted into law as Local Laws numbers 43, 49, 50 and 52 of 2016. These local laws amended provisions of the Administrative Code of the City of New York governing the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”).  These rule amendments bring TLC’s Rules into alignment with the changes made by these local laws.  Specifically, these rules:

 

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Eliminate the vehicle retirement requirement for Black Cars

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Increase penalties for illegal pickups made by for-hire vehicles within the Hail Exclusionary Zone

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Require all Black Car and Luxury Limousine Bases to provide a fare estimate on request

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Prohibit Black Car and Luxury Limousine Bases from charging more than 120 percent  of any fare estimate they give to a passenger

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Require all TLC licensees and authorized service or equipment providers that collect a passenger’s personal information or geolocation information, including FHV bases, TPEP and LPEP Providers, E-Hail Providers, and Dispatch Service Providers, to file with the TLC an Information Security and Use of Personal Information Policy and comply with that policy.

 

 

The Commission’s authority for these rules in found in section 2303 of the New York City Charter and sections 19-507, 19-544, 19-545, and 19-546 of the Administrative Code. These rules are exempt for the Law Department and Mayor’s Office of Operations review and certification process pursuant to section 1043(d)(4)(iv) of the New York City Charter.