“Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to sign this bill today demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what our bill does: making sure convicted traffickers are punished for their crimes.
If he fails to sign this bill, it will be more than a misguided step; it will be an unconscionable misstep.”

Statement from Council Member Ferreras, Chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues:

“I am disappointed that Mayor Bloomberg did not sign Intro 725. He clearly has not been briefed, nor read the bill, and instead he is feeding a frenzy of confusion about this important piece of legislation. I join my colleagues in urging him to sign this bill as soon as possible.”

Statement from Council Member James Vacca, Chair on the Committee on Transportation:

“I challenge anyone in this city who thinks a convicted sex trafficker should be allowed to drive a cab to come forward,” said Council Member James Vacca, Chair of the Transportation Committee. “The Mayor should sign this bill.”