senate Bill S2978

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring charter buses to use commercial global positioning system technology

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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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
Feb 27, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2019 1st report cal.151
Jan 31, 2019 referred to transportation

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S2978 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4417
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §509-dd, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8207, A10551

S2978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires charter buses to use commercial global positioning system technology which takes into account the minimum clearance of the motor vehicle.

S2978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2978

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  charter buses to use commercial global positioning system technology

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 509-dd to read as follows:
  § 509-DD. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARTER  BUSES.  (1)  NO  DRIVER
SHALL OPERATE A CHARTER BUS AND A MOTOR CARRIER SHALL NOT PERMIT A DRIV-
ER  TO  OPERATE A CHARTER BUS WITHOUT THE USE OF COMMERCIAL GLOBAL POSI-
TIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY.
  (2) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "CHARTER BUS" SHALL MEAN A BUS TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS FOR COMPEN-
SATION IN CHARTERED PARTY.
  (B) "CHARTERED PARTY" SHALL MEAN A GROUP OF PERSONS WHO, PURSUANT TO A
COMMON PURPOSE AND UNDER A SINGLE CONTRACT AND AT A FIXED  CHARGE,  HAVE
ACQUIRED  EXCLUSIVE  USE  OF  A  BUS  TO TRAVEL TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO A
SPECIFIC DESTINATION OR FOR A PARTICULAR ITINERARY EITHER AGREED UPON IN
ADVANCE OR MODIFIED AFTER HAVING LEFT THE PLACE OF ORIGIN BY SUCH GROUP.
  (C) "COMMERCIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY" SHALL MEAN
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY WHICH HAS  BEEN  SPECIFICALLY
DESIGNED  TO ASSIST IN THE NAVIGATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES WHICH
INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, SELECTION OF  ROUTES  WHICH  TAKE  INTO
ACCOUNT THE MINIMUM CLEARANCE OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08020-01-9

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