Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to transportation
|May 21, 2013
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 09, 2013
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1170
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S1170 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S1170 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1170 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating a waiver for intrastate operation for deaf persons PURPOSE: This bill would provide a permanent waiver for the hearing requirement portion of the physical examination for a driver who holds a valid commercial drivers license or permit. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill creates a waiver to be obtained at the time of renewal for persons who are hard of hearing and currently hold a valid commercial drivers license or permit. This bill would comply with federal transportation guidelines by not allowing persons with a waiver to transport hazardous materials. The waiver would allow drivers to transport vehicles carrying 16 passengers or more (such as shuttle buses) and would also allow them to obtain an "s" endorsement to drive school buses. The waiver would be created by the Commissioner of Transportation and the New York State Interagency Coordinating Council for services to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing.
2013-S1170 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1170 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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.
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