senate Bill S1254

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires motor vehicle carriers to be identified in English

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Jan 06, 2011 referred to consumer protection

S1254 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง390-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7886

S1254 - Summary

Requires motor vehicle carriers to be identified in English.

S1254 - Sponsor Memo

S1254 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1254

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring motor
  vehicle carriers to be identified in English

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
390-d to read as follows:
  S  390-D. IDENTIFICATION OF MOTOR CARRIERS. 1. NO PERSON, FIRM, CORPO-
RATION, ASSOCIATION OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY  SHALL  OPERATE  ANY  MOTOR
VEHICLE  CARRIER  WITHOUT  IDENTIFYING  THE  NAME  OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE
CARRIER ON EACH MOTOR VEHICLE IN ENGLISH IN A  FORM  AND  MANNER  TO  BE
DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
  2.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "MOTOR VEHICLE CARRIER" SHALL
MEAN ANY COMMON CARRIER OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR VEHICLE,  COMMON  CARRIER
OF  PROPERTY  BY  MOTOR VEHICLE, CONTRACT CARRIER OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR
VEHICLE, AND CONTRACT CARRIER OF PROPERTY BY MOTOR VEHICLE AS SUCH TERMS
ARE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISIONS SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE AND TEN, RESPECTIVELY, OF
SECTION TWO OF THE TRANSPORTATION LAW WHEN SUCH COMMON CARRIERS  POSSESS
SUCH APPROPRIATE OPERATING AUTHORITY AS IS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
  3.  WHENEVER THERE SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AN APPLICATION
MAY BE MADE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NAME OF  THE  PEOPLE  OF  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK TO A COURT OR JUSTICE HAVING JURISDICTION BY A SPECIAL
PROCEEDING  TO  ISSUE AN INJUNCTION, AND UPON NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT OF
NOT LESS THAN FIVE DAYS, TO ENJOIN AND RESTRAIN THE CONTINUANCE OF  SUCH
VIOLATIONS;  AND  IF IT SHALL APPEAR TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE COURT OR
JUSTICE THAT THE DEFENDANT HAS,  IN  FACT,  VIOLATED  THIS  SECTION,  AN
INJUNCTION  MAY  BE  ISSUED  BY  THE  COURT  OR  JUSTICE,  ENJOINING AND
RESTRAINING ANY FURTHER VIOLATIONS, WITHOUT  REQUIRING  PROOF  THAT  ANY
PERSON  HAS,  IN  FACT,  BEEN  INJURED  OR  DAMAGED THEREBY. IN ANY SUCH
PROCEEDING, THE COURT MAY MAKE ALLOWANCES TO  THE  ATTORNEY  GENERAL  AS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02028-01-1

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