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Section 1. Title 35 of the Rules of the City of New York, Chapter 6, For- - page 4 / 13





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while the vehicle is in motion.. For the purpose of determining “seating capacity”, the definition of “designated seating position” contained in the United States Department of Transportation Regulations as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, as may be amended from time to time, is hereby incorporated by reference.

Service animal. A service animal is a guide dog, signal dog or any other animal trained specifically to work or to perform tasks for a person with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with visual impairments, alerting individuals with hearing impairments to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair or retrieving dropped items.

Sponsor. Sponsor is a base owner who is licensed by the Commission and has entered into an agreement with a prospective driver, who, if licensed by the Commission, will be affiliated with said base for a stated period of time.

Vehicle owner. A vehicle owner is an individual, partnership or corporation in whose name a vehicle is titled. For purposes of these rules, the term shall also apply to the lessee of the vehicle from the titled owner. Service shall be deemed proper service on the vehicle owner if sent to the registrant or the lessee of the vehicle.

Weapon. A weapon is any firearm (as defined in the New York State Penal Law) for which a license has not been issued as provided in the New York State Penal Law and the Administrative Code of the City of New York, electronic dartgun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, canesword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sandstick, slingshot, pilum ballistic knife, sand bag, sand club, wrist brace type slingshot, shirken, kung fu star, dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor, stiletto, imitation pistol or any other instrument or thing whether real or simulated and capable of inflicting or threatening bodily harm, including but not limited to any other weapons, the possession of which is prohibited pursuant to the New York State Penal Law.

Wheelchair accessible vehicle. A wheelchair accessible vehicle is a for- hire vehicle which is designed for the purpose of transporting persons in wheelchairs or containing any physical device or alteration designed to permit access to and enable the transportation of persons in wheelchairs.


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