NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Long-delayed legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Monday that the bill is still being drafted but is nearly finished.READ MORE: Police: Gabriel Dewitt Wilson Sought For Questioning After Deadly Shooting At West Hempstead Stop & Shop
The bill would take several steps to eliminate horse-drawn carriages, including not renewing licenses to operate carriage horses. Those licenses are set to expire in 2016.
Sources told CBS2 the bill would include a provision in which the de Blasio administration would offer green taxi medallions for carriage drivers, who could then drive cabs.