assembly Bill A2039

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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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 22, 2019 referred to transportation

A2039 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3557
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-j, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8841, S6953
2021-2022: A3228, S2925

A2039 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A2039 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2039

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred 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.