LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE: Introductory No. 838 (by Council Member Diaz)

TITLE: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the licensing and regulation of app-based for-hire transportation and services.

SUMMARY: This legislation attempts to create a new category of for-hire vehicles and services to be licensed and regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which would be known as app-based for-hire vehicles and app-based for-hire services, and sets out several licensing requirements, including applicable licensing fees and restrictions on operation of said vehicles and services. Specifically, this bill would require a $2,000 annual licensing fee to app-based vehicle owners and prohibit any worker who drives for an app-based company (such as Uber, Lyft, Juno, Via, etc.) from driving for more than one app-based platform or any other transportation service including a black car, livery or medallion service.

Read the IDG’s full opposition to Intro. 838 here