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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Feb 14, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3773
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S3773 - Details
S3773 - Summary
Enacts Jason's Law; relates to programs that promote and protect the safety of truck drivers in New York state.
S3773 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3773 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of the legislation is to create various programs designed to protect the safety of truck drivers in the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill cites the title as "Jason's Law." Section 2 of the bill provides the legislative intent. Section 3 of the bill amends the transportation law by adding a new section 140-a creating the motor carrier safety and security revolving loan program to provide interest free loans to owners/operators of private rest areas, truck stops, travel plazas and any other facility providing motor carriers with a safe place to rest, to make safety and security upgrades on their facilities. Section 4 of the bill amends the state finance law by adding a new section 99-u creating the motor carrier safety and security revolving loan program fund.
S3773 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3773 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- 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. LBD07319-02-3
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