Resolution No. 141

Urging The New York State Legislature To Pass Legislation Amending The General Municipal Law And Vehicle And Traffic Law To Authorize Ulster County To Regulate The Registration And Licensing Of Taxicabs, Limousines And Livery Vehicles

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Adopted

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Referred to: The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

Committee (Chairman Briggs and Legislators Allen, Archer, Litts, Maio, Maloney,

and Rodriguez)

Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

Committee, Thomas J. Briggs, and Deputy Chairman James F. Maloney offer the

following:

WHEREAS, currently Ulster County is home to numerous businesses that

operate taxicabs, limousines and other livery vehicles that transport passengers

varying distances both inside and outside Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, the provision of taxicabs, limousines and livery services is

important to the economic health of the County, an important source of revenue to

Ulster County’s taxicabs, limousines and other livery vehicles and is a convenience

to our residents; and

WHEREAS, one common service these companies provide is transport to

New York City for drop off and pick up of passengers at John F. Kennedy

International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, Pennsylvania Station, Grand

Central Station and the Port Authority Terminal; and

WHEREAS, Ulster County does not have a Taxi and Limousine Commission

(TLC) to regulate the registration and licensing of taxicabs, limousines and livery

vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (NYCTLC)

is now enforcing a NYCTLC regulation which prohibits non-TLC licensed taxicab,

limousine and livery drivers from picking up or discharging passengers in New York

City unless it occurs within 24 hours of the passenger’s initial pickup; and

WHEREAS, this regulation effectively prohibits non-TLC licensed taxicab,

limousine and livery drivers from returning to New York City more than 24 hours

after discharging passengers in order to retrieve them; and

WHEREAS, this restriction is inconvenient and costly to Ulster County

residents who pre-arrange their transportation with Ulster County companies, and is a

financial hardship to Ulster County taxicab, limousine and livery companies; and

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Resolution No. 141 April 15, 2014

Urging The New York State Legislature To Pass Legislation

Amending The General Municipal Law And Vehicle And Traffic Law

To Authorize Ulster County To Regulate The Registration And

Licensing Of Taxicabs, Limousines And Livery Vehicles

WHEREAS, the creation of an Ulster County TLC would make Ulster County

eligible for reciprocity under the NYCTLC regulations and will aid in overcoming

this regulatory obstacle; and

WHEREAS, in order for Ulster County to form a TLC that would be eligible

for reciprocity with the NYCTLC, amendments to the New York State General

Municipal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law are necessary; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby urges the New York

State Senate and Assembly to act upon and pass legislation amending the New York

State General Municipal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law to authorize Ulster

County to regulate the registration and licensing of taxicabs, limousines and livery

vehicles,

and move its adoption.

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Briggs)

Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit

on April 1, 2014

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

NONE

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Resolution No. 141 April 15, 2014

Urging The New York State Legislature To Pass Legislation

Amending The General Municipal Law And Vehicle And Traffic Law

To Authorize Ulster County To Regulate The Registration And

Licensing Of Taxicabs, Limousines And Livery Vehicles

STATE OF NEW YORK

 ss:

COUNTY OF ULSTER

This is to certify that I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster have compared the

foregoing resolution with the original resolution now on file in the office of said clerk, and which was adopted by said

Legislature on the 15th Day of April, 2014, and that the same is a true and correct transcript of said resolution and of the

whole thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 16th Day of April in

the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

17th Day of April, 2014. 25th Day of April, 2014.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |s| Michael P. Hein

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature

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Updated: October 8, 2020