senate Bill S6953A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Imposes higher civil penalties upon motor carriers who fail to report to the commissioner of motor vehicles certain disqualifying violations by bus drivers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 6953a
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.214
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Nov 27, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6953 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-j, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3557

S6953 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to impose higher civil penalties upon motor carriers who knowingly and negligently fail to report to the commissioner of motor vehicles certain disqualifying violations by bus drivers employed by such carrier.

S6953 - Sponsor Memo

S6953 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6953

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, HAMILTON, PERALTA -- 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 civil penal-
  ties imposed upon motor carriers for failure to comply with provisions
  relating to bus drivers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (e) of section 509-j of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 2000, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (e)  The commissioner or any person deputized by the commissioner, may
require any motor carrier to pay to the people of  this  state  a  civil
penalty,  if after the motor carrier has had an opportunity to be heard,
the commissioner finds that the motor carrier has violated any provision
of this article or regulations promulgated [therein]  PURSUANT  THERETO,
or has made any false statement or misrepresentation on any affidavit of
compliance  filed with the commissioner or with respect to violations of
paragraphs (i) and (ii) of subdivision one, paragraphs (a)  and  (b)  of
subdivision  two,  and subdivisions three, four and five of section five
hundred nine-d, section five hundred nine-g, section five hundred nine-h
and subdivision two of section five hundred nine-l of this  article  the
commissioner  may  in  lieu of or in addition to a civil penalty suspend
all of a motor carrier's registrations.
  (1) Any civil penalty assessed for a first violation shall not be less
than five hundred dollars nor greater than  two  thousand  five  hundred
dollars  for  each violation, false statement or representation found to
have been made or committed, and for a second or  subsequent  violation,
not arising out of the same incident, all of which were committed within
a period of eighteen months, shall not be less than five hundred dollars

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13539-02-7

Co-Sponsors

S6953A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-j, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3557

S6953A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to impose higher civil penalties upon motor carriers who knowingly and negligently fail to report to the commissioner of motor vehicles certain disqualifying violations by bus drivers employed by such carrier.

S6953A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6953A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6953--A
    Cal. No. 214

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, HAMILTON, PERALTA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to civil penal-
  ties imposed upon motor carriers for knowingly or negligently  failing
  to comply with provisions relating to bus drivers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (e) of section 509-j of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 2000, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (e)  The commissioner or any person deputized by the commissioner, may
require any motor carrier to pay to the people of  this  state  a  civil
penalty,  if after the motor carrier has had an opportunity to be heard,
the commissioner finds that the motor carrier has violated any provision
of this article or regulations promulgated [therein]  PURSUANT  THERETO,
or has made any false statement or misrepresentation on any affidavit of
compliance  filed with the commissioner or with respect to violations of
paragraphs (i) and (ii) of subdivision one, paragraphs (a)  and  (b)  of
subdivision  two,  and subdivisions three, four and five of section five
hundred nine-d, section five hundred nine-g, section five hundred nine-h
and subdivision two of section five hundred nine-l of this  article  the
commissioner  may  in  lieu of or in addition to a civil penalty suspend
all of a motor carrier's registrations.
  (1) Any civil penalty assessed for a first violation shall not be less
than five hundred dollars nor greater than  two  thousand  five  hundred
dollars  for  each violation, false statement or representation found to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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