senate Bill S5171A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the qualifications of bus drivers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 10, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2012 1st report cal.27
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 02, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2011 2nd report cal.
amended 5171b
May 24, 2011 1st report cal.801
May 18, 2011 print number 5171a
amend and recommit to commerce, economic development and small business
May 10, 2011 reported and committed to commerce, economic development and small business
May 03, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 9, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S5171B
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2011 - Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business committee Vote

S5171A
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee Vote: May 24, 2011

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

May 10, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S5171
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S5171 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§509-d, 509-h, & 509-m, add §509-hh, V & T L

S5171 - Summary

Relates to the qualifications of bus drivers; relates to provisions on investigations and inquiries of bus drivers other than school bus drivers; requires certain motor carriers to supply identifying information and bus registration information to the department.

S5171 - Sponsor Memo

S5171 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5171

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to qualifica-
  tions of bus drivers

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 509-d of the vehicle and traffic
law, as added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985 and  paragraph  (a)  as
amended  by  chapter  164  of  the  laws  of 2003, is amended to read as
follows:
  (2) Investigations and inquiries of BUS  drivers  [of  school  buses];
maintenance  of  file;  availability to subsequent employer. (a) A motor
carrier shall request the department  to  initiate  a  criminal  history
check  for  persons employed as drivers of [school] buses, as defined in
[paragraph (a) of subdivision one of] section  five  hundred  nine-a  of
this chapter[, on September fourteenth, nineteen hundred eighty-five] by
such  motor  carrier, in accordance with regulations of the commissioner
by requiring such [school] bus drivers to submit to the mandated finger-
printing procedure. The department of motor vehicles at the  request  of
the motor carrier shall initiate a criminal history check of all current
[school]  bus drivers of such motor carrier as well as those hired on or
after September fifteenth, nineteen  hundred  eighty-five  by  requiring
such  drivers  and  applicants  to submit to the mandated fingerprinting
procedure as part of the [school] bus  driver  qualification  procedure.
Such fingerprinting procedure and the related fee as well as a procedure
for the return of such fingerprints upon application of a person who has
terminated  employment  as a [school] bus driver shall be established in
accordance with regulations of the commissioner in consultation with the
commissioner of the division of criminal justice services. The fee to be
paid by or on behalf of the [school] bus driver or applicant shall be no
more than five dollars over the cost to the commissioner for the  crimi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11014-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S5171A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§509-d, 509-h, & 509-m, add §509-hh, V & T L

S5171A - Summary

Relates to the qualifications of bus drivers; relates to provisions on investigations and inquiries of bus drivers other than school bus drivers; requires certain motor carriers to supply identifying information and bus registration information to the department.

S5171A - Sponsor Memo

S5171A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5171--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Commerce, Economic Development  and  Small  Business  --  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 qualifica-
  tions of bus drivers

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

  Section  1. Section 509-d of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  (2-A) INVESTIGATIONS AND INQUIRIES OF BUS DRIVERS  OTHER  THAN  SCHOOL
BUS  DRIVERS. (A) A MOTOR CARRIER SHALL REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT TO INITI-
ATE A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK FOR PERSONS HIRED OR RE-HIRED BY SUCH MOTOR
CARRIER ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS DRIVERS OF
BUSES, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (B), (C), (D) OR (E) OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGU-
LATIONS  OF THE COMMISSIONER REQUIRING SUCH BUS DRIVERS TO SUBMIT TO THE
MANDATED FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURE. ADDITIONALLY, FOR DRIVERS  OF  BUSES,
AS  DEFINED  IN  PARAGRAPH  (B),  (C),  (D) OR (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF
SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, IN THE EMPLOY  OF  A  MOTOR
CARRIER  ON  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE MOTOR CARRIER
SHALL REQUEST ON OR BEFORE THE TIME OF THE  DRIVER'S  FIRST  RENEWAL  OF
LICENSE PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER THAT THE DEPARTMENT INITIATE A CRIMINAL
HISTORY  CHECK.   THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AT THE REQUEST OF THE
MOTOR CARRIER SHALL INITIATE A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK OF ALL BUS DRIVERS
HIRED OR RE-HIRED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND
ALL CURRENT BUS DRIVERS ON OR BEFORE THE TIME OF THEIR FIRST RENEWAL  OF
LICENSE  BY  REQUIRING SUCH APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT TO THE MANDATED FINGER-
PRINTING PROCEDURE AS PART OF THE BUS  DRIVER  QUALIFICATION  PROCEDURE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11014-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S5171B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§509-d, 509-h, & 509-m, add §509-hh, V & T L

S5171B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the qualifications of bus drivers; relates to provisions on investigations and inquiries of bus drivers other than school bus drivers; requires certain motor carriers to supply identifying information and bus registration information to the department.

S5171B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5171B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5171--B
    Cal. No. 801

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Commerce, Economic Development  and  Small  Business  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- 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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  qualifica-
  tions of bus drivers

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

  Section 1. Section 509-d of the vehicle and traffic law is amended  by
adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  (2-A)  INVESTIGATIONS  AND  INQUIRIES OF BUS DRIVERS OTHER THAN SCHOOL
BUS DRIVERS. (A) A MOTOR CARRIER SHALL REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT TO  INITI-
ATE A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK FOR PERSONS HIRED OR RE-HIRED BY SUCH MOTOR
CARRIER ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS DRIVERS OF
BUSES,  AS  DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (B), (C), (D) OR (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE
OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGU-
LATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER REQUIRING SUCH BUS DRIVERS TO SUBMIT TO  THE
MANDATED  FINGERPRINTING  PROCEDURE. ADDITIONALLY, FOR DRIVERS OF BUSES,
AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (B), (C), (D)  OR  (E)  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED  NINE-A OF THIS ARTICLE, IN THE EMPLOY OF A MOTOR
CARRIER ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  MOTOR  CARRIER
SHALL  REQUEST  ON OR BEFORE THE TIME OF ANY SUCH DRIVER'S FIRST RENEWAL
OF LICENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FIVE  HUNDRED  TWO  OF
THIS  TITLE  THAT  THE  DEPARTMENT  INITIATE A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK IN
ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS OF THE  COMMISSIONER.    THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
MOTOR  VEHICLES  AT  THE  REQUEST  OF THE MOTOR CARRIER SHALL INITIATE A

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

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