Councilman Rory Lancman said the law has led to a number of arrests, including half a dozen bus drivers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would veto a proposed New York City Council bill that would make chokeholds illegal.
A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.
A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.
There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.
The New York Hotel Trades Council says the provision is part of a labor contract the Hotel Association of New York approved last year.