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Record No: CB 119876    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119876
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Finance and Housing Committee
On agenda: 9/29/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation network company driver labor standards; establishing minimum labor and compensation standards for transportation network company drivers; establishing provision of or reimbursement for personal protective equipment to transportation network company drivers during the civil emergency declared on March 3, 2020; establishing notice, posting, and data requirements for transportation network companies; prescribing remedies and enforcement procedures; amending Section 3.15.000 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending the title of Chapter 14.31 and Sections 6.208.020 and 14.31.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and adding a new Chapter 14.33 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold, M. Lorena González , Andrew Lewis
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note v2, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Proposed Substitute Bill D2j, 4. Presentation, 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Central Staff Memo (updated; added 9/24/20)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation network company driver labor standards; establishing minimum labor and compensation standards for transportation network company drivers; establishing provision of or reimbursement for personal protective equipment to transportation network company drivers during the civil emergency declared on March 3, 2020; establishing notice, posting, and data requirements for transportation network companies; prescribing remedies and enforcement procedures; amending Section 3.15.000 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending the title of Chapter 14.31 and Sections 6.208.020 and 14.31.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and adding a new Chapter 14.33 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, the Washington Constitution provides in Article XI, Section 11 that "[a]ny county, city, town or township may make and enforce within its limits all such local police, sanitary and other regulations as are not in conflict with general laws"; and
WHEREAS, the state of Washington, in Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.72.001, has authorized political subdivisions of the state to regulate for-hire drivers and for-hire transportation services, which terms encompass the regulation of transportation network company (TNC) drivers, TNCs, and TNC services, to ensure safe and reliable TNC services; and
WHEREAS, TNCs provide application dispatch services that allow passengers to directly request the dispatch of drivers via the internet using mobile interfaces such as smartphone applications; and
WHEREAS, in 2019, the two largest TNCs accounted for over 26 million trips in the City of Seattle. At their peak in 2012, taxicabs in the City and King County provided about 5.2 million trips; and
WHEREAS, the two largest TNCs are also major hiring entities, accounting for most of the 33,058 TNC drivers issued permits by King County in 2019 as recorded by the King County Departme...

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