Bill Text: NY S06190 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires that prior to the issuance of taxicab, limousine, commuter van, paratransit or for-hire vehicle driver or owner licenses for vehicles transporting nine or more passengers, the applicant shall be fingerprinted by the authority authorized to issue such licenses for the purpose of securing criminal history records from both the state division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - referred to transportation [S06190 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06190-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         6190--B
            Cal. No. 1088

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 21, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens.  MARTINEZ, BRESLIN, GAUGHRAN, KENNEDY, LIU -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee,
          ordered  to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second
          report and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  in  the  order  of
          second  report  --  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative  code
          of  the  city  of New York, in relation to requiring background checks
          for certain for-hire vehicle driver or owner licenses

          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  article 17-D to read as follows:
     3                                 ARTICLE 17-D
     4            BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE DRIVER OR OWNER
     5                                  LICENSES
     6  Section 499-m. Background check for certain for-hire vehicle  driver  or
     7                  owner licenses.
     8    § 499-m. Background check for certain for-hire vehicle driver or owner
     9  licenses.  Prior  to the issuance of a taxicab, limousine, commuter van,
    10  paratransit or for-hire vehicle driver or  owner  license  for  vehicles
    11  transporting  nine  or  more  passengers, the applicant for such license
    12  shall be fingerprinted by the licensing authority  authorized  to  issue
    13  such  license  for the purpose of securing criminal history records from
    14  both the state division of criminal justice  services  and  the  federal
    15  bureau  of  investigation.    The applicant shall pay any processing fee
    16  required by the state division of  criminal  justice  services  and  the
    17  federal  bureau  of  investigation.  Fingerprints  shall be taken of the
    18  individual owner if the applicant is a sole proprietorship; the  general
    19  partners  if  the  applicant is a partnership; the officers, principals,

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07298-04-9

        S. 6190--B                          2

     1  and stockholders owning more than ten percent of the  outstanding  stock
     2  of  the  corporation  if the applicant is a corporation. An applicant or
     3  applicants shall be disqualified from obtaining a license if the  crimi-
     4  nal  history  records  indicate  convictions  which  would disqualify an
     5  applicant from driving a motor vehicle pursuant to section five  hundred
     6  nine-c or any other provision of article nineteen-A of this chapter.
     7    § 2. Subdivision l of section 19-504 of the administrative code of the
     8  city  of  New  York, as added by local law number 115 of the city of New
     9  York for the year 1993, is amended and a new subdivision s is  added  to
    10  read as follows:
    11    l.  Prior  to  the  issuance  of a commuter van license, the applicant
    12  shall be fingerprinted for the  purpose  of  securing  criminal  history
    13  records  from  both  the state division of criminal justice services and
    14  the federal bureau of investigation.  The applicant shall pay any  proc-
    15  essing  fee  required by the state division of criminal justice services
    16  and the federal bureau of investigation.  Fingerprints shall be taken of
    17  the individual owner if the applicant  is  a  sole  proprietorship;  the
    18  general  partners if the applicant is a partnership; the officers, prin-
    19  cipals, and stockholders owning more than ten percent of the outstanding
    20  stock of the corporation if the applicant is a corporation.
    21    s. Prior to the issuance of a taxicab, limousine, commuter van,  para-
    22  transit  or for-hire vehicle driver or owner license for vehicles trans-
    23  porting nine or more passengers, the applicant  shall  be  fingerprinted
    24  for the purpose of securing criminal history records from both the state
    25  division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investi-
    26  gation. The applicant shall pay any processing fee required by the state
    27  division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investi-
    28  gation.  Fingerprints  shall  be  taken  of  the individual owner if the
    29  applicant is a sole proprietorship; the general partners if  the  appli-
    30  cant is a partnership; the officers, principals, and stockholders owning
    31  more than ten percent of the outstanding stock of the corporation if the
    32  applicant is a corporation. An applicant or applicants shall be disqual-
    33  ified  from obtaining a license if the criminal history records indicate
    34  convictions which would disqualify an applicant  from  driving  a  motor
    35  vehicle  pursuant  to section five hundred nine-c or any other provision
    36  of article nineteen-A of the vehicle and traffic law.
    37    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    38  have become a law.
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