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1 THE HISTORY OF RECIPROCITY. 2 PRE-CHAPTER 549 3 NEW YORK CITY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION FORMED IN 1971 UNDER MAYOR JOHN V. LINDSAY CURRENT COMMISSIONER/CHAIR.

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1 1 THE HISTORY OF RECIPROCITY

2 2 PRE-CHAPTER 549

3 3 NEW YORK CITY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION FORMED IN 1971 UNDER MAYOR JOHN V. LINDSAY CURRENT COMMISSIONER/CHAIR – MATTHEW W. DAUS Taxis formerly regulated by New York City Police Department Limousines not regulated prior to formation of New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Taxis now regulated by New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission For-Hire Vehicles regulated after court action and legislation Black Cars now regulated by New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

4 4 WESTCHESTER COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION FORMED IN 1997 UNDER COUNTY EXECUTIVE- ANDREW O’ROURKE COMMISSIONER/CHAIR- BARBARA Z. MONOHAN Commissioner Monohan put rules and regulations in place that would emulate New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Rules and Regulations Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission begins licensing and summonsing out-of-county operators who pick up in Westchester County and are not licensed by Westchester County Westchester County operators are also being summonsed in New York City for picking up if they do not have a Tier II License The move toward reciprocity begins

5 5 NEW YORK CITY ENTERS INTO RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT WITH WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN 2000 FOR PICK-UP AND/OR DROP-OFF The agreement comes about after nine months of wrangling and many instances of New York City For-Hire Vehicles being seized and summonsed on blocked highways leading into Westchester County The agreement has a five year sunset clause New York City and Westchester County are finally on the same page The agreement allows for pick-ups and drop-offs but not for point-to-point

6 6 HISTORY OF CHAPTER 549 S.8400

7 7 NASSAU COUNTY ENACTS LEGISLATION FORMING NASSAU COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION IN 2003 Nassau County gets state authority to register taxicabs and limousines Nassau County enacts legislation to form a Taxi and Limousine Commission under the Department of Consumer Affairs

8 8 NASSAU COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION PROMULGATES RULES AND REGULATIONS 2005 Including fees Regulations do not conform to New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Rules and Regulations Regulations impose different fees for in-county operators and out-of-county operators Regulations prohibit out-of-county operators from dropping off in Nassau County without Nassau County registration

9 9 NASSAU COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION BEGINS ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS PROHIBITING OUT-OF- COUNTY OPERATORS FROM DROPPING-OFF IN NASSAU COUNTY WITHOUT HAVING A NASSAU COUNTY TLC LICENSE 2005 ALSO CHARGING OUT-OF-COUNTY OPERATORS $300 FOR REGISTRATION WHILE CHARGING IN-COUNTY OPERATORS $5 FOR REGISTRATION New York City operators are summonsed BCAC member companies threatened with impairment of business BCAC attempts to negotiate with Nassau County Taxi and Limousine Commission but to no avail New York City Taxi and Limousine attempts to negotiate Nassau County Taxi and Limousine Commission without success

10 10 THE BLACK CAR ASSISTANCE CORPORATION (BCAC) ATTEMPTS TO NEGOTIATE WITH NASSAU COUNTY BUT TO NO AVAIL BCAC attempts to have New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission intercede on its behalf but to no avail BCAC initiates law suit against Nassau County on behalf of its membership

11 11 NEW YORK CITY OPERATORS, THROUGH THE BLACK CAR ASSISTANCE CORPORATION (BCAC) SUES NASSAU COUNTY, THE NASSAU COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION, ITS COMMISSIONER AND VARIOUS OTHER PEOPLE TO PROHIBIT NASSAU COUNTY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION CHARGING A DIFFERENT REGISTRATION FEE FOR IN- COUNTY OPERATORS AND ANOTHER FEE FOR OUT-OF-COUNTY OPERATORS 2005 Law suit still ongoing- I am unable to comment further

12 12 THE BCAC INITIATES PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO MANDATE RECIPROCITY BETWEEN VENUES IN NEW YORK STATE TO ALLOW PICK-UPS AND/OR DROP-OFFS IN EACH OTHERS JURISDICTION WITHOUT DUPLICATIVE LICENSING The initial proposed legislation was made by the BCAC The City of New York and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission proposed identical legislation which would accomplish the same end- RECIPROCITY Backing for the legislation was secured Westchester County approved of the proposed legislation The legislature made it a downstate bill The law, Chapter 549, S.8400, was passed and signed into law The law became effective November 14, 2006

13 13 LIFE AFTER CHAPTER 549 S.8400

14 14 Reciprocity exists for licensed New York City For-Hire Vehicles Reciprocity exists for licensed Westchester County For-Hire Vehicles Reciprocity does not exist for licensed Nassau County For-Hire Vehicles Licensed Nassau County For-Hire Vehicles still require a license in New York City and Westchester County in order to make a pick up there Point-to-point within jurisdiction not addressed in the law


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