assembly Bill A7810A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to passengers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jun 12, 2019 print number 7810a
Jun 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 23, 2019 referred to transportation

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A7810 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 §1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4507, S3533

A7810 - Summary

Requires the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to allow a passenger to confirm the prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.

A7810 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7810

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the administrative  code
  of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the use of electron-
  ic  coupling  when  providing  prearranged  transportation services to
  passengers

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5 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:
  5. The department shall promulgate regulations to:
  (A) ensure that each TNC vehicle is easily identified as such and that
the  TNC  for  which  the TNC driver is providing the TNC service or TNC
prearranged trip is distinguishable. Such marking shall be in such  form
as  is  approved  by the commissioner, and shall be attached, affixed or
displayed in such manner as he or she may  prescribe  by  regulation[.];
AND
  (B)  REQUIRE  THAT A TNC SHALL IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM OF INTERACTIVE ELEC-
TRONIC COUPLING BETWEEN A PASSENGER AND A TNC DRIVER DESIGNATED  AS  THE
DRIVER  FOR  THE TNC PREARRANGED TRIP REQUESTED BY A PASSENGER. UPON THE
TNC VEHICLE'S ARRIVAL TO THE PREARRANGED PICK-UP  LOCATION,  SUCH  ELEC-
TRONIC  COUPLING  SHALL  INDICATE  THROUGH  AN  INTERACTIVE  EXCHANGE OF
SIGNALS ON BOTH THE TNC DRIVER'S HANDHELD  DEVICE  AND  THE  PASSENGER'S
HANDHELD  DEVICE  THAT THE PREARRANGED MATCH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AND THAT
THE PASSENGER MAY SAFELY ENTER THE VEHICLE DESIGNATED TO PICK HIM OR HER
UP.
  § 2. Section 19-516 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
  C. THE COMMISSION OR SUCCESSOR  AGENCY  SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS
REQUIRING  THAT ALL FOR-HIRE VEHICLES THAT PROVIDE PREARRANGED TRANSPOR-

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

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A7810A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 §1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4507, S3533

A7810A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to allow a passenger to confirm the prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.

A7810A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7810--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA,  THIELE, GRIFFIN, REYES, ABBATE,
  SIMON, M. G. MILLER, ORTIZ,  MONTESANO,  LAWRENCE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged  transporta-
  tion services to passengers

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

  Section 1.  Article 33 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
adding a new section 1229-e to read as follows:
  §  1229-E.  ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES ENGAGED IN THE
TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS. ANY ENTITY THAT PROVIDES A DIGITAL NETWORK
OR APPLICATION ACCESSIBLE BY A HANDHELD DEVICE TO FACILITATE PREARRANGED
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO PASSENGERS, INCLUDING  SERVICES  PROVIDED  IN
TRANSPORTATION  NETWORK  COMPANY VEHICLES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION SIXTEEN
HUNDRED NINETY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER,  FOR-HIRE-VEHICLES,  AS  DEFINED  BY
SECTION  19-502  OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AND
OTHER COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ENGAGED  IN  THE  FOR-HIRE  TRANSPORTATION  OF
PASSENGERS,  SHALL  PROVIDE  A SYSTEM OF INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC COUPLING
BETWEEN THE PASSENGER AND THE DRIVER ASSIGNED TO PICK THE PASSENGER  UP.
UPON  THE  ARRIVAL OF SUCH A VEHICLE OR AT ANY TIME DURING A PREARRANGED
RIDE, THE ELECTRONIC COUPLING SHALL ALLOW A  PASSENGER  TO  CONFIRM  THE
PREARRANGED MATCH THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE OF SIGNALS ON BOTH THE
DRIVER'S HANDHELD DEVICE AND THE PASSENGER'S HANDHELD DEVICE.
  §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
law. Effective immediately, the department of motor vehicles is  author-
ized  to  promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the
implementation of this act on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11811-03-9