senate Bill S2359A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates various programs to protect safety of truck drivers

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Jan 27, 2012 print number 2359a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 19, 2011 referred to transportation

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S2359 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3471A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §140-a, Transp L; add §99-u, St Fin L; amd §210, Tax L; add §389, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8113, A11095

S2359 - Summary

Enacts Jason's Law; relates to programs that promote and protect the safety of truck drivers in New York state.

S2359 - Sponsor Memo

S2359 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2359

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, the state finance law,  the  tax
  law  and  the  public  authorities  law,  in relation to programs that
  promote and protect the safety of truck drivers in New York state

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jason's Law".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that there
is  a great need to provide truck drivers with safe places to rest while
waiting for pending appointments or to  comply  with  federal  hours  of
service  regulations.  Federal  law  requires motor carrier operators to
rest for a period of ten hours  after  driving  for  eleven  consecutive
hours.  Federal law further prohibits motor carrier operators from driv-
ing more than sixty hours over a seven day  period.  These  requirements
are  only  exacerbating  the  shortage  of  safe parking areas for motor
carriers, forcing many drivers to park in  desolate,  poorly  lit  areas
with  little  or  no security. Many shippers and receivers of freight do
not allow truckers into their facilities until just before their  sched-
uled  appointment time and insist that they leave promptly once delivery
is complete. It is imperative that the legislature address  the  current
shortage  of  long-term  parking for commercial motor vehicles to ensure
the personal safety and  security  of  those  who  transport  goods  and
provide essential services for the people of the state of New York.
  S  3.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section 140-a
to read as follows:
  S 140-A. MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY AND SECURITY REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM.  1.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY AND
SECURITY  REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOANS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
TO MAKE SAFETY  AND  SECURITY  UPGRADES  ON  THEIR  FACILITIES  FOR  THE
PURPOSES DESIGNATED IN THIS SECTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE INTEREST

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05848-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2359A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3471A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §140-a, Transp L; add §99-u, St Fin L; amd §210, Tax L; add §389, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8113, A11095

S2359A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts Jason's Law; relates to programs that promote and protect the safety of truck drivers in New York state.

S2359A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2359A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2359--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  recommitted to the Committee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, the state finance law,  the  tax
  law  and  the  public  authorities  law,  in relation to programs that
  promote and protect the safety of truck drivers in New York state

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Jason's Law".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that there
is  a great need to provide truck drivers with safe places to rest while
waiting for pending appointments or to  comply  with  federal  hours  of
service  regulations.  Federal  law  requires motor carrier operators to
rest for a period of ten hours  after  driving  for  eleven  consecutive
hours.  Federal law further prohibits motor carrier operators from driv-
ing more than sixty hours over a seven day  period.  These  requirements
are  only  exacerbating  the  shortage  of  safe parking areas for motor
carriers, forcing many drivers to park in  desolate,  poorly  lit  areas
with  little  or  no security. Many shippers and receivers of freight do
not allow truckers into their facilities until just before their  sched-
uled  appointment time and insist that they leave promptly once delivery
is complete. It is imperative that the legislature address  the  current
shortage  of  long-term  parking for commercial motor vehicles to ensure
the personal safety and  security  of  those  who  transport  goods  and
provide essential services for the people of the state of New York.
  S  3.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new section 140-a
to read as follows:
  S 140-A. MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY AND SECURITY REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM.  1.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05848-02-2

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