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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Local Law 59 of 2012 amended sections 20-254 and 20-260 of subchapter nine of chapter two of Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York to modify the information concerning rates on signs that must be posted on a pedicab when it is available for transporting a passenger for a fare, to require a pedicab driver to provide a completed Pedicab Information Card to each passenger paying a fare, and to require that fares charged for pedicab rides be determined according to the time of the ride. Sections 20-104(b) and 20-265(a) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York grant the Commissioner authority to promulgate rules and require forms necessary to carry out the provisions of subchapter nine of chapter two of Title 20 of the Administrative Code.

 

Section 1 amends section 2-415 of subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to define the terms “clear view of passengers.”

 

Section 2 amends section 2-425 of subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements for the signage that must be posted on both exterior sides of a pedicab and on the rear of the pedicab bicycle seat pursuant to paragraph 14 of subdivision a of section 20-254 of the Administrative Code.

 

Section 3 adds a new section 2-429 to subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements for the Pedicab Information Card that must be provided to passengers in accordance with paragraph 3 of subdivision c of section 20-260 of the Administrative Code. The rule also requires that a pedicab driver keep sufficient quantities of the Department’s Pedicab Information Card in the pedicab to ensure that it can distribute a card to each paying customer.

 

Section 4 adds a new section 2-430 to subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements of the timing device a pedicab driver must use for the purpose of calculating a fare for a ride.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

Section 20-251 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York governs applications for registration plates to operate pedicabs and the issuance of registration plates by the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs. 

Local Law 34 of 2011 amended section 20-251 to establish a maximum of 850 registration plates and provide for an annual review of pedicab registrations by the Commissioner. If the number of plates falls below 840, then the Commissioner is directed to issue additional plates. The local law provided that the issuance of additional plates should be in a manner as provided by the Commissioner in rules, consistent with the Administrative Code. Accordingly, the Commissioner is adopting this new rule. 

The Commissioner is adding a new section to the pedicab rules to describe the procedure for issuing new registration plates when the Commissioner determines the number of existing registered pedicabs has fallen below 840. Following the determination, the Commissioner will publish notice requesting applications. The rule establishes a timeframe for submission of completed application. As required by section 20-251, the Commissioner will not accept applications from any licensee that has already been assigned 30 registration plates. The rule explains a procedure for the Commissioner to assign all available pedicab registration plates to applicants in the pool of valid applications based on a random drawing. In order to avoid unused registration plates, an applicant offered a registration plate has 45 days to comply with all registration requirements or the offer is voided and the plate is offered to the applicant with the next randomly assigned number. 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 07/09/2012

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

Local Law 59 of 2012 amended sections 20-254 and 20-260 of subchapter nine of chapter two of Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York to modify the information concerning rates on signs that must be posted on a pedicab when it is available for transporting a passenger for a fare, to require a pedicab driver to provide a completed Pedicab Information Card to each passenger paying a fare, and to require that fares charged for pedicab rides be determined according to the time of the ride. Sections 20-104(b) and 20-265(a) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York grant the Commissioner authority to promulgate rules and require forms necessary to carry out the provisions of subchapter nine of chapter two of Title 20 of the Administrative Code.

 

Section 1 amends section 2-415 of subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to define the terms “clear view of passengers” and “exterior panels”.

 

Section 2 amends section 2-425 of subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements for the signage that must be posted on the exterior panels of a pedicab and on the rear of the pedicab bicycle seat pursuant to paragraph 14 of subdivision a of section 20-254 of the Administrative Code.

 

Section 3 adds a new section 2-429 to subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements for the Pedicab Information Card that must be provided to passengers in accordance with paragraph 3 of subdivision c of section 20-260 of the Administrative Code. The rule also requires that a pedicab driver keep sufficient quantities of the Department’s Pedicab Information Card in the pedicab to ensure that it can distribute a card to each paying customer.

 

Section 4 adds a new section 2-430 to subchapter GG of chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to describe the requirements of the timing device a pedicab driver must use for the purpose of calculating a fare for a ride.

 

 

Subject: 

Pedicab Rules regarding signage and timing devices for pedicabs.

Location: 
66 John Street 11th Floor Hearing Room
NY, NY 10038
Contact: 

Fran Freedman
Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs
42 Broadway 8th floor New York, N.Y. 10004
(212) 487-4407

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, April 13, 2012
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