assembly Bill A9056

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows the commissioner of transportation to impound stretch limousines in certain situations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2020 signed chap.9
Jan 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jan 14, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.81
substituted for s6193c
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.6
rules report cal.6
reported referred to rules
reported referred to codes
Jan 10, 2020 referred to transportation


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A9056 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §140, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

A9056 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows the commissioner of transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limousines in certain situations; provides that such impounded motor vehicle shall not be released unless the commissioner of transportation is satisfied that repairs have been scheduled or been made to satisfactorily adjust such vehicle's out-of-service defect or defects; provides that release of such impounded vehicle without approval by such commissioner shall be punishable by a fine of up to ten thousand dollars; makes related provisions.

A9056 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2020

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

AN ACT to amend the transportation law,  in  relation  to  allowing  the
  commissioner of transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limou-
  sines in certain situations


  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 9 of section 140 of  the  trans-
portation  law,  as  added by section 3 of part III of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  b. (I) Whenever an altered motor vehicle commonly  referred  to  as  a
"stretch limousine" has failed an inspection and been placed out-of-ser-
vice,  the  commissioner may direct a police officer or his or her agent
to immediately secure possession of the number plates  of  such  vehicle
and  return  the same to the commissioner of motor vehicles. The commis-
sioner shall notify the commissioner of motor vehicles to  that  effect,
and  the  commissioner  of  motor  vehicles  shall thereupon suspend the
registration of such vehicle until such time as the  commissioner  gives
notice  that the out-of-service defect has been satisfactorily adjusted.
Provided, however, that the commissioner shall give notice and an oppor-
tunity to be heard within not more than thirty days of  the  suspension.
Failure of the holder or of any person possessing such plates to deliver
to  the  commissioner or his or her agent who requests the same pursuant
to this paragraph shall be a  misdemeanor.  The  commissioner  of  motor
vehicles  shall  have  the  authority  to deny a registration or renewal
application to any other person for the same vehicle where it  has  been
determined  that such registrant's intent has been to evade the purposes
of this paragraph and where  the  commissioner  of  motor  vehicles  has
reasonable  grounds  to  believe  that such registration or renewal will
have the effect of defeating the purposes of this paragraph. The  proce-
dure  on  any  such  suspension  shall  be  the same as in the case of a
suspension under the vehicle and traffic law. Operation  of  such  motor
vehicle  while  under  suspension  as provided in this subdivision shall
constitute a class A misdemeanor.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets