|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2014||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6259
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6259 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6259 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to qualifications of bus drivers PURPOSES: This bill would require all bus drivers to submit to the same criminal history check that is now required of school bus drivers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section five hundred nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law to require bus drivers to submit to a criminal background check at the time of employment. Section two of the bill provides amends section five hundred nine-h of the vehicle and traffic law to include other bus drivers in the conditional driver period. Section three of the bill creates a section five hundred nine-hh of the vehicle and traffic law to provide for registration by motor carriers with the DMV. Section four of the bill makes confirming amendments to section five hundred nine-m of the vehicle and traffic law.
S6259 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6259 I N S E N A T E January 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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. 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 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 FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURE AS PART OF THE BUS DRIVER QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE. SUCH FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURE AND THE RELATED FEE AS WELL AS A PROCEDURE FOR THE RETURN OF SUCH FING- ERPRINTS UPON APPLICATION OF A PERSON WHO HAS TERMINATED EMPLOYMENT AS A 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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