2018 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 8 - Respective Powers of State and Local Authorities
Article 44-B - Transportation Network Company Services
1700 - Controlling Authority.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1700 (2018)

§ 1700. Controlling authority. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the regulation of TNCs and TNC drivers is governed exclusively by the provisions of the chapter of the laws of two thousand seventeen which added this section and any rules promulgated by the state through its agencies consistent with such chapter. No county, town, city or village may enact a tax or any fee or other surcharge on a TNC, a TNC driver, or a TNC vehicle used by a TNC driver or require a license, permit, or additional insurance coverage or any other limitations or restrictions, except for a prohibition on pick-up pursuant to section one hundred eighty-two of the general municipal law, for a TNC, a TNC driver, or a TNC vehicle used by a TNC driver, where such fee, surcharge, unauthorized tax, license, permit, insurance coverage, limitation or restriction, relates to facilitating or providing TNC prearranged trips, or subjects a TNC, a TNC driver, or a TNC vehicle used by a TNC driver to operational, or other requirements.

2. Nothing in this article shall authorize any TNC driver to pick-up a passenger for purposes of a TNC prearranged trip in a city with a population of one million or more or where a county or city has opted to prohibit the same pursuant to authority consistent with section one hundred eighty-two of the general municipal law, except where the acceptance of a prearranged trip is authorized pursuant to an existing reciprocity agreement.

3. Nothing in this article shall: (a) limit the ability of a county, town, city or village to adopt or amend generally applicable limitations or restrictions relating to local traffic or parking control as authorized by state law; or (b) preempt any reciprocity agreements, including agreements entered into pursuant to section four hundred ninety-eight of this chapter, between a county, town, city or village that relates to services regulated by section one hundred eighty-one of the general municipal law.

4. Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit the ability of a municipality or other governing authority that owns or operates an airport located outside of a city with a population of one million or more from adopting regulations and entering into contracts or other agreements relating to the duties and responsibilities on airport property of a transportation network company, which may include the imposition and payment of reasonable fees, provided that any such contracts, agreements, or regulations shall not impose any license or other operational requirement on a transportation network company driver or transportation network company vehicle that is inconsistent with or additional to the requirements of this article.


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