Introduction 1106-2016 Inactive


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to sexual assault awareness and prevention training for drivers of vehicles licensed by the taxi and limousine commission.

This bill would require that all operators of Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) licensed vehicles complete a sexual assault awareness and prevention training program, to be provided by the TLC. The training program would inform operators of the causes and types of sexual assault, laws against sexual assault, civil and criminal penalties associated with sexual assault, and how to recognize, respond, prevent, and take positive action against sexual assault.

Sponsors

Sponsors (9) District
Laurie A. Cumbo
Laurie A. Cumbo Primary Sponsor District 35
Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Ydanis A. Rodriguez District 10
Ben Kallos
Ben Kallos District 5
Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen District 11
Deborah L. Rose
Deborah L. Rose District 49
Stephen T. Levin
Stephen T. Levin District 33
Helen K. Rosenthal
Helen K. Rosenthal District 6
Margaret S. Chin
Margaret S. Chin District 1
Annabel Palma
Annabel Palma District 18

History

Date Action Legislative body
3/09/16 Referred to Committee to Committee on Transportation New York City Council
3/09/16 Introduced New York City Council

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Legislation text

Int. No. 1106

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rosenthal, Cohen, Chin, Palma, Rose, Levin, Kallos and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to sexual assault awareness and prevention training for drivers of vehicles licensed by the taxi and limousine commission.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-505 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision r to read as follows:

r. The commission shall develop and commence a sexual assault awareness and prevention training program to inform drivers of all vehicles licensed by the commission of the causes and types of sexual assault, laws against sexual assault, civil and criminal penalties associated with sexual assault, and how to recognize, respond, prevent, and take positive action against sexual assault. Such training may be presented through live instruction, video, or an interactive computer course, and shall be updated regularly to reflect changes in law or other relevant circumstances. Completion of such training shall be a requirement for initial licensure and subsequent license renewal for such drivers, except that any driver who has completed such program at least once may subsequently satisfy the requirements of this subdivision, at the discretion of the commission, by reviewing written materials, to be developed by the commission, that contain the information in such training. All drivers licensed by the commission shall be required to certify that they have completed such program or received and reviewed such materials.

§2.                      This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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