Bill Text: NY A08171 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires stretch limousines to use commercial global positioning system technology which takes into account the minimum clearance, weight restriction, or turning radius of the motor vehicle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - REFERRED TO RULES [A08171 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08171-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      June 5, 2019

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
          stretch limousines to use commercial global positioning  system  tech-

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 54 to read as follows:
     3    54.  Stretch  limousine  commercial  GPS.  (a) Every stretch limousine
     4  registered in this state shall be equipped with commercial global  posi-
     5  tioning system (GPS) technology.
     6    (b)  It shall be unlawful to operate or cause to be operated a stretch
     7  limousine registered in this state on any public highway or private road
     8  open to public motor vehicle traffic unless such  stretch  limousine  is
     9  equipped  with  commercial global positioning system (GPS) technology as
    10  required by this subdivision.
    11    (c) For the purposes of this subdivision:
    12    (i) "Stretch limousine" shall mean an altered motor vehicle  having  a
    13  seating  capacity  of nine or more passengers, not including the driver,
    14  commonly referred to as a "stretch limousine" and which is used  in  the
    15  business of transporting passengers for compensation; and
    16    (ii)  "Commercial  global  positioning  system (GPS) technology" shall
    17  mean global positioning system (GPS) technology which has  been  specif-
    18  ically designed to assist in the navigation of commercial motor vehicles
    19  which  includes,  but  is not limited to, selection of routes which take
    20  into account the minimum clearance, weight restriction, or turning radi-
    21  us of such commercial motor vehicle.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    § 2. This act shall be deemed repealed if any federal  agency  or  any
     2  court  of  competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would
     3  render New York state out of compliance with federal law or regulation.
     4    §  3.  Severability.  If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph,
     5  section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris-
     6  diction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invali-
     7  date the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in  its  operation  to
     8  the  clause,  sentence,  subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof
     9  directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment  shall  have
    10  been rendered.
    11    §  4. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
    12  law; provided that the commissioner of transportation shall  notify  the
    13  legislative   bill  drafting  commission  upon  the  occurrence  of  the
    14  provisions of section two of this act in order that the  commission  may
    15  maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text
    16  of  the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the
    17  provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of  the
    18  public  officers  law.  Effective  immediately,  the addition, amendment
    19  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
    20  of this act on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to  be  made  and
    21  completed on or before such effective date.