assembly Bill A8990

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to safety belt requirements for taxis and livery vehicles

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2020 signed chap.8
Jan 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jan 14, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.83
substituted for s7134
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.5
rules report cal.5
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation

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A8990 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7134
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L

A8990 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires passengers under 16 to wear safety belts in taxis and livery vehicles.

A8990 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8990

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to safety  belt
  requirements for taxis and livery vehicles

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3-c of section 1229-c  of  the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 340 of the laws of 2017, is
amended and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (b)  No  person  sixteen  years of age or over shall be a passenger in
[the front seat of] a taxi or livery unless such person is restrained by
a safety belt approved by the commissioner.
  (C) NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A TAXI OR LIVERY UNLESS ALL PASSENGERS WHO
ARE AGE EIGHT OR OLDER BUT UNDER AGE SIXTEEN ARE RESTRAINED BY A  SAFETY
BELT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  §  2.  Subdivision 9 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law,
as amended by chapter 340 of the laws of 2017, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  9. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision four of this section,
the  provisions  of  this  section  shall  not apply to buses other than
school buses and the provisions of  subdivisions  one,  two,  three  and
three-a  of  this  section  shall not apply to taxis and liveries EXCEPT
THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION THREE-A  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
APPLICABLE  TO  ANY  PERSON  OPERATING  A TAXI OR LIVERY AND TO TAXI AND
LIVERY PASSENGERS AGE EIGHT OR OLDER.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14169-02-9