senate Bill S8698

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to transportation

S8698 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1696 & 1699, V & T L

S8698 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that TNCs have a screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners conduct criminal background checks for TNC drivers on a yearly basis.

S8698 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8698 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8698

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 criminal
  background checks for TNC drivers

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (ii)  of  paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of
section 1696 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by  section  2  of
part  AAA  of  chapter  59  of  the  laws of 2017, is amended to read as
follows:
  (ii) The TNC shall HAVE A SCREENING COMPANY ACCREDITED BY THE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND SCREENERS  conduct[,  or  have  a
third  party conduct,] a criminal background check for each applicant in
accordance with section sixteen hundred ninety-nine of this article  and
that shall review whether the applicant:
  (A)  is listed on the New York state sex offender registry pursuant to
article six-C of the correction law; and
  (B) is a match in the United States Department of Justice National Sex
Offender Public Website;
  § 2. Subdivision 1 and paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section  1699
of  the  vehicle  and  traffic law, as added by section 2 of part AAA of
chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, are amended to read as follows:
  1. A TNC shall HAVE A SCREENING COMPANY  ACCREDITED  BY  THE  NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION  OF  PROFESSIONAL  BACKGROUND  SCREENERS conduct[, or have a
third party conduct,] a  criminal  history  background  check  [using  a
lawful  method  approved  by the department pursuant to paragraph (a) of
subdivision two of this section] for persons applying to drive for  such
company.
  (a)  [The  method  used to conduct a criminal history background check
pursuant to subdivision one of this  section  shall  be  established  in
regulations  adopted  by the department within thirty days of the effec-
tive date of this subdivision. To ensure safety of  the  passengers  and
the  public  such regulations shall establish the method used to conduct
such background checks and any processes  and  operations  necessary  to

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

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