Bill Text: NY S05031 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires transportation network company drivers to display the vehicle's license plate number.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-11 - PRINT NUMBER 5031A [S05031 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05031-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      April 3, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, GAUGHRAN, MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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
          transportation  network  company  drivers to display the TNC vehicle's
          license plate number

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

     1    Section  1.   Subdivision 5 of section 1696 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as added by section 2 of part AAA of chapter  59  of  the  laws  of
     3  2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    5. The department shall promulgate regulations to ensure that each TNC
     5  vehicle  is easily identified as such and that the TNC for which the TNC
     6  driver is providing the TNC service or TNC prearranged trip  is  distin-
     7  guishable. [Such marking] Any TNC driver shall, at the time of a pick-up
     8  of  a  transportation  network company passenger for a prearranged ride,
     9  display on the rear doors or windows of the TNC vehicle  used  for  such
    10  ride,  in  at  least two inch lettering, the license plate number of the
    11  driver's personal TNC vehicle that is used for such ride,  in  a  manner
    12  that  is readable by such passenger prior to entering the rear driver or
    13  passenger side of such vehicle. The display of the license plate  number
    14  shall not be required to be permanent, and may be provided to the driver
    15  by  the transportation network company. Any other such markings shall be
    16  in such form as is approved by the commissioner, and shall be  attached,
    17  affixed  or displayed in such manner as he or she may prescribe by regu-
    18  lation.  The TNC driver providing the TNC  service  or  TNC  prearranged
    19  trip  shall  be  responsible  for  properly displaying all necessary TNC
    20  markings.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    22  have become a law.

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