NEW CITY, N.Y. — Two Rockland county lawmakers want to make
it easier for local limousine and taxi operators to do
business in the area. Instead of paying for a license in
each town, operators would be able to get a single license
from a county agency. However, the county needs the state
of New York’s permission to make this change.
Legislators Ilan Schoenberger (D-Wesley Hills) and David
Fried (D-Spring Valley) recently introduced a bill
requesting that the county be granted this authority. The
bill will need to work its way through committee before the
state legislature votes on it. A similar bill was passed by
the New York legislature in 2001, but Gov. George Pataki
vetoed it because, he said, many municipalities were
against the bill.
Source: The Journal News