Senate Bill S4407

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates waiver for intrastate operation for deaf persons

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S4407 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9309
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A11386
2013-2014: S1170, A985

2011-S4407 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a waiver for the hearing requirement of the physical examination set forth in federal regulations for deaf persons who are holders of a commercial driver's license or permit who will operate intrastate exclusively.

2011-S4407 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S4407 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4407

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  creating  a
  waiver for intrastate operation for deaf persons

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

  Section 1. Section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  WAIVER  FOR  INTRASTATE OPERATION. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
SUBDIVISION OF THIS SECTION, A DRIVER WHO IS CURRENTLY THE HOLDER  OF  A
VALID  COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT AND WHO OPERATES INTRASTATE
EXCLUSIVELY IN A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIRING A  COMMERCIAL  DRIV-
ER'S  LICENSE  TO OPERATE, WHO HAS OTHERWISE MET THE REQUIREMENTS AS SET
FORTH IN PUBLIC LAW 99-570, TITLE XII, AND  TITLE  49  OF  THE  CODE  OF
FEDERAL  REGULATIONS,  AND  ALL  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  BY THE UNITED
STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS  TRANS-
PORTATION  ACT,  MAY,  UPON  RENEWAL OF SUCH LICENSE, OBTAIN A PERMANENT
WAIVER FOR THE HEARING REQUIREMENT OF THE PHYSICAL  EXAMINATION  AS  SET
FORTH  IN  49  CFR  391.41(B)(11) WHICH SHALL EXEMPT THE DRIVER FROM THE
HEARING REQUIREMENT OF SUCH PHYSICAL EXAMINATION WHILE THE DRIVER  IS  A
HOLDER  OF  A  VALID COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT.  PERSONS WHO
RECEIVE SUCH WAIVER SHALL ALSO  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  AN  "S"  ENDORSEMENT.
PERSONS  WHO  HAVE  RECEIVED SUCH WAIVER SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A
HEARING AID PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  SUCH  PERSON'S  DRIVER'S  LICENSE  SHALL
CLEARLY  INDICATE  THAT SUCH PERSON HAS RECEIVED SUCH WAIVER IN A MANNER
TO BE SET FORTH BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  (B) SUCH WAIVER SHALL BE OF SUCH DESIGN AND TYPE AS  THE  COMMISSIONER
AND  THE NEW YORK STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR SERVICES TO
PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, OR HARD OF HEARING SHALL  DEEM  TO  BE
SUITABLE AND APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES THEREOF AND SHALL BE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06841-02-1

              

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