Bill Text: NY S02989 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to changing the licensing requirement to allow drivers with valid driver's licenses from other states to act as a transportation network company driver in New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02989 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02989-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2989
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE,  BOYLE, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
          portation
        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the licens-
          ing requirement of an individual acting as  a  transportation  network
          company driver
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  1  of
     2  section 1696 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 60 of
     3  the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (iv) does not possess a valid [New York] driver's license;
     5    §  2.  Subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section
     6  1696 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 2 of  part  AAA
     7  of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     8    (ii)  The department may promulgate regulations authorizing additional
     9  LENS notifications as the commissioner deems necessary to protect public
    10  health and safety; and, notwithstanding subparagraph (i) of  this  para-
    11  graph,  shall  promulgate regulations regarding the receipt of notifica-
    12  tions of traffic violations by  TNC  drivers  with  a  driver's  license
    13  issued by a state other than New York.
    14    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    15  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    16  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
    17  this  act  on  its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
    18  and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07182-01-9
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