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Record No: CB 119936    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119936
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126235
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation network company drivers; amending Section 14.32.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to change the Transportation Network Company (TNC) coverage trip threshold; and amending the effective date of Ordinance 125976.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126235, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation network company drivers; amending Section 14.32.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code to change the Transportation Network Company (TNC) coverage trip threshold; and amending the effective date of Ordinance 125976.
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WHEREAS, in November 2019, the Seattle City Council passed Ordinance 125971 to add a new Chapter 5.39 to the Seattle Municipal Code that would impose a tax on transportation network companies (TNCs) beginning July 1, 2020, the purpose of which was to generate revenue to invest in affordable housing near transit, transportation and transit investments, and a driver resolution center to provide services to TNC drivers; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 5.39 imposed a tax on transportation network companies providing 1,000,000 trips per quarter or more on a per-ride basis and went into effect on July 1, 2020;
WHEREAS, also in November 2019, The City of Seattle ("City") passed Ordinance 125976 creating Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 14.32, which will provide deactivation rights to Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers and will establish the ability of the Office of Labor Standards to contract with a Driver Resolution Center to provide driver resolution services; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 14.32 applies to transportation network companies providing more than 1,000,000 trips per quarter or on a per-ride basis and their affiliated drivers, and will go into effect on October 1, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is officially a global pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a state of emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington in response to new cases of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, Mayor Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency declaring a ...

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