Senate Bill S5031A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires transportation network company drivers to display the vehicle's license plate number

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-S5031 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1696, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5031

2019-S5031 - Summary

Requires transportation network company drivers to display the vehicle's license plate number.

2019-S5031 - Sponsor Memo

2019-S5031 - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5031
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 3, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 enacting the
   "Samantha L. Josephson ridesharing safety act" to require  transporta-
   tion network company drivers to display the TNC company's trade dress

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Samantha
 L.  Josephson ridesharing safety act".
   §  2. 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.  (A)  The  department  shall promulgate regulations CONSISTENT WITH
 THIS SUBDIVISION to 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 CONSISTENT WITH THIS
 SUBDIVISION as he or she may prescribe by regulation.
   (B) A TNC VEHICLE SHALL DISPLAY A CONSISTENT AND DISTINCTIVE  SIGN  OR
 EMBLEM, WHICH SHALL BE KNOWN AS A TRADE DRESS, AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE TNC
 DRIVER  IS  ACTIVE ON THE TNC DIGITAL PLATFORM OR PROVIDING TNC SERVICE.
 THE TRADE DRESS USED BY THE TNC SHALL  BE  APPROVED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
 BEFORE ITS USE AND:
   (I)  SHALL  BE  READABLE  DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AT A DISTANCE OF FIFTY
 FEET;
   (II) SHALL BE SUFFICIENTLY ILLUMINATED DURING  HOURS  OF  DARKNESS  SO
 THAT  THE  PROPRIETARY TRADEMARK OR LOGO OF THE TNC IS PATENTLY VISIBLE;
 AND
   (III) MAY BE MAGNETIC OR REMOVABLE IN NATURE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11057-02-9
              

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2019-S5031A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1696, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5031

2019-S5031A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires transportation network company drivers to display the vehicle's license plate number.

2019-S5031A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S5031A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5031--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 3, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, GAUGHRAN, MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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
   transportation  network  company  drivers to display the TNC vehicle's
   license plate number
 
   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 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  distin-
 guishable. [Such marking] ANY TNC DRIVER SHALL, AT THE TIME OF A PICK-UP
 OF  A  TRANSPORTATION  NETWORK COMPANY PASSENGER FOR A PREARRANGED RIDE,
 DISPLAY ON THE REAR DOORS OR WINDOWS OF THE TNC VEHICLE  USED  FOR  SUCH
 RIDE,  IN  AT  LEAST TWO INCH LETTERING, THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OF THE
 DRIVER'S PERSONAL TNC VEHICLE THAT IS USED FOR SUCH RIDE,  IN  A  MANNER
 THAT  IS READABLE BY SUCH PASSENGER PRIOR TO ENTERING THE REAR DRIVER OR
 PASSENGER SIDE OF SUCH VEHICLE. THE DISPLAY OF THE LICENSE PLATE  NUMBER
 SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE PERMANENT, AND MAY BE PROVIDED TO THE DRIVER
 BY  THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY. ANY OTHER SUCH MARKINGS 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 regu-
 lation.  THE TNC DRIVER PROVIDING THE TNC  SERVICE  OR  TNC  PREARRANGED
 TRIP  SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  PROPERLY DISPLAYING ALL NECESSARY TNC
 MARKINGS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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