Bill Text: NY S03450 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires the display of a bus driver's credentials prominently while he or she is on duty and changes the review of his or her files by the department from every three years to annually.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-15 - referred to transportation [S03450 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03450-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 7, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to  said  committee  --  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 the display-
          ing  of  a bus driver's credentials while he or she is on duty and the
          review of his or her files
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 509-dd to read as follows:
     3    § 509-dd. Passenger motor carrier  information.  The  commissioner  of
     4  transportation,  in  consultation with the commissioner, shall establish
     5  requirements for motor carriers required to obtain approval  to  operate
     6  as  a common or contract carrier of passengers by motor vehicle from the
     7  commissioner of transportation for purposes of establishing  conspicuous
     8  display of valid operating authority, inspection information, and driver
     9  qualifications  at  locations  where  such  persons  or entities perform
    10  contract or common carrier services with such motor vehicles and  within
    11  any  motor  vehicle  used  to provide such services. For the purposes of
    12  this section, "motor carriers" shall not  include  buses  referenced  in
    13  paragraph  (a)  or (e) of subdivision one of section five hundred nine-a
    14  of this article.
    15    § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 509-m of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    16  added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended and a new  subdivi-
    17  sion 8 is added to read as follows:
    18    1.  At  least once [every three years] annually, review the bus driver
    19  files of each motor carrier, provided, however,  that  the  commissioner
    20  may  review  such  bus  driver files at his discretion at any other time
    21  during regular business hours.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 3450--B                          2
     1    8. Issue new credentials, designed for  public  display,  which  shall
     2  serve  as  proof  that  a  bus  driver  is qualified under sections five
     3  hundred nine-b and five hundred nine-dd of this  article.  Such  creden-
     4  tials shall be re-issued annually.
     5    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
     6  the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the
     7  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
     8  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
     9  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.