Section 6. Title 35 of the Rules of the City of New York, Chapter 6, For- Hire Vehicle Rules, Section 6-54, Inspections, is hereby amended by the addition of a new subdivision (e), to read as follows:
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Notwithstanding the above, the owner of a vehicle with a seating capacity of nine or more passengers who holds a Tier 2 or Tier 3 vehicle permit shall not use such vehicle to transport passengers for hire within the City of New York if said vehicle has been altered to increase its original length, width, weight or seating capacity or to modify its chassis and/or body design unless said modification has been made in accordance with a program approved in advance by the original vehicle manufacturer and said alteration has been performed by a coachbuilder or other entity approved and certified by the vehicle manufacturer to perform such alterations. An original, unaltered, approved coachbuilder’s or vehicle modifier’s certification sticker shall be affixed to the vehicle at a location to be determined by the Commission.