Bill Text: NY S06326 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to clean air taxis.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-12-29 - APPROVAL MEMO.64 [S06326 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S06326-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 1253
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 11, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities -- reported favora-
          bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered
          to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
          in the order of third reading
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to clean air taxicabs
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that, to promote
     2  the safety and well-being of all New Yorkers who live in  or  visit  New
     3  York city, there is a need to have fuel efficient, low emission and zero
     4  emission options available for taxis. The current regulations that apply
     5  to  taxi  vehicles  has  resulted in the selection of vehicles that have
     6  high fuel usage and emissions. This policy must be changed to  add  more
     7  fuel-efficient and lower emission choices.
     8    § 2. Section 19-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York
     9  is amended by adding two new subdivisions dd and ee to read as follows:
    10    dd.  "Hybrid  electric  vehicle"  means  a commercially available mass
    11  production vehicle  originally  equipped  by  the  manufacturer  with  a
    12  combustion  engine system and electric propulsion system that operate in
    13  an integrated manner.
    14    ee. "Clean air taxis" means all  taxicabs  that  are  hybrid  electric
    15  vehicles or electric vehicles.
    16    §  3.  Section  19-533  of  the administrative code of the city of New
    17  York, as amended by local law 53 of the city of New York  for  the  year
    18  2006, is amended to read as follows:
    19    §  19-533  Clean  air taxis. [The commission shall approve one or more
    20  hybrid electric vehicle models for use as a taxicab within  ninety  days
    21  after  the  enactment  of this law.   The approved] The commission shall
    22  permit all hybrid electric and electric models of vehicles to be used as
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  a taxicab that also meet all requirements for use as a for-hire vehicle.
     2  Such vehicle model or models shall be eligible for immediate use by  all
     3  current and future medallion owners. For the purposes of this chapter, a
     4  hybrid  electric  vehicle  shall  be defined as a commercially available
     5  mass production vehicle originally equipped by the manufacturer  with  a
     6  combustion  engine  system  together  with an electric propulsion system
     7  that operates in an integrated manner.
     8    § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
     9  have  become  a  law; provided, however, that the New York city taxi and
    10  limousine commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations  necessary
    11  to effectuate this act prior to such effective date.