senate Bill S6921

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of a bus driver's credentials

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Oct 18, 2017 referred to rules

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S6921 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8726
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S3450, A2188
2021-2022: S4450, A3461

S6921 (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.

S6921 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6921

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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

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