160-fff. Membership in the fund. 1. The membership of the fund shall be comprised of all independent livery bases. If the workers' compensation board or local taxi and limousine commission revokes a livery base's authorization to act as an independent livery base, it shall cease to be a member of the fund within thirty days. Such revocation shall not entitle the livery base to the return of any moneys deposited into the fund.
2. Each livery base shall be required, as a condition of obtaining or retaining any license it receives to operate as a livery base from a local taxi and limousine commission either: (a) to be a member of the fund, to submit to the local taxi and limousine commission proof of such membership and to maintain such records as the workers' compensation board, state department of motor vehicles or local taxi and limousine commission may direct in order to carry out the livery base's responsibilities under this article, and as necessary to determine the appropriate cost of compensation the fund must provide under the workers' compensation law; or (b) to present proof to the local taxi and limousine commission that it has secured compensation under the workers' compensation law, to the extent required of employers, for all livery drivers it dispatches.
3. Each local taxi and limousine commission shall supply the fund and the workers' compensation board, at any such time as the fund or workers' compensation board requests, a list of all liveries affiliated with each livery base licensed by the commission.
4. The fund shall, within seventy-five days of the appointment of the fund's board of directors, provide to its members a copy of the proposed plan of operation filed with the workers' compensation board and all local taxi and limousine commissions and shall inform its members of their rights and duties pursuant to this article.
Last modified: February 3, 2019