assembly Bill A8726

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of a bus driver's credentials

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Oct 20, 2017 referred to transportation

A8726 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6921
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§509-b & 509-m, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2188, S3450
2021-2022: A3461, S4450

A8726 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the display of a bus driver's credentials prominently while he or she is on duty and changes the review of his or her files by the department from every three years to annually.

A8726 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8726

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the display-
  ing  of  a bus driver's credentials while he or she is on duty and the
  review of his or her files

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  3 and 4 of section 509-b of the vehicle and
traffic law, as added by chapter 675 of the laws of  1985,  are  amended
and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows:
  (3) has passed the bus driver physical examination administered pursu-
ant to regulations established by the commissioner; [and]
  (4)  is  not disqualified to drive a motor vehicle pursuant to section
five hundred nine-c or any other provision of this article[.]; AND
  (5) DISPLAYS PROMINENTLY, IN THE FRONT OF  THE  BUS,  THE  CREDENTIALS
ISSUED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  AS REQUIRED IN SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION
FIVE HUNDRED NINE-M OF THIS ARTICLE AS PROOF OF HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICA-
TIONS WHILE HE OR SHE IS ON DUTY.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 509-m of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added  by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 8 is added to read as follows:
  1. At least once [every three years] ANNUALLY, review the  bus  driver
files  of  each  motor carrier, provided, however, that the commissioner
may review such bus driver files at his discretion  at  any  other  time
during regular business hours.
  8.  ISSUE  NEW  CREDENTIALS,  DESIGNED FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY, WHICH SHALL
SERVE AS PROOF THAT A BUS DRIVER IS QUALIFIED UNDER SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
NINE-B OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH CREDENTIALS SHALL BE RE-ISSUED ANNUALLY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13582-03-7