senate Bill S3557

2019-2020 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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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.678
May 13, 2019 reported and committed to rules
Feb 08, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S3557
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 13, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S3557
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S3557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2039
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-j, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6953, A8841

S3557 (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.

S3557 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3557

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 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
nor greater than five thousand dollars for each violation, false  state-
ment or representation found to have been made or committed.

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

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