senate Bill S1170

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates waiver for intrastate operation for deaf persons

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Your valid home address is used to determine which NY State Senator Represents you.
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
May 21, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S1170 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A985
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4407, A6920, A9309
2009-2010: A11386

S1170 - 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.

S1170 - Sponsor Memo

S1170 - 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.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.