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File #: Int 2037-2020    Version: * Name: Prohibiting a high-volume for-hire service from levying an additional charge for the use of a child car seat.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting a high-volume for-hire service from levying an additional charge for the use of a child car seat
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Adrienne E. Adams, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would prohibit a high-volume for-hire service that offers a child car seat from charging an additional fee for the use of the child car seat. The high-volume for-hire service would also be required to disclose the type of child car seat and age range for which it can be used. Any high-volume for-hire service that violates this section could receive a civil penalty of at least $100 and not more than $250 for each offense.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2037, 2. Int. No. 2037, 3. August 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 27, 2020

Int. No. 2037

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rodriguez, Kallos, Chin, Gibson, Adams and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting a high-volume for-hire service from levying an additional charge for the use of a child car seat

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 5 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-554 to read as follows:

§ 19-554 Child car seats. a. A high-volume for-hire service that offers a passenger the option of requesting a child car seat shall not charge an additional fee for the use of such car seat.

b. At the time a child car seat is offered, such high-volume for-hire service shall identify the type of child car seat available and the age range for which it may be used.

c. A high-volume for-hire service that violates this section is liable for a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $250 for each violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. The taxi and limousine commission may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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