Summary suspension of license for arrest may continue
The Administrative Code provides that the Taxi and Limousine Commission may suspend a license "for good cause shown relating to a threat to the public health, or safety and prior to giving notice and an opportunity for a hearing." By Commission rule, where the pre-hearing suspension is based upon the licensee's arrest, at the suspension hearing "the issue shall be whether the charges underlying the licensee's arrest, if true, demonstrate that the licensee's continued licensure during the pendency of the criminal charges would pose a threat to the health or safety of the public." ALJ Tynia Richard found that the licensee posed a threat to the health or safety of the public based upon proof of his arrest for second degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon and she recommended continuation of summary suspension. Taxi & Limousine Comm'n v. Shahbaz (in PDF), OATH Index No. 1014/08 (Nov. 30, 2007).