senate Bill S2978A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.447
substituted for a4417a
Jun 17, 2019 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 2978a
Jun 14, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
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

Votes

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Feb 12, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S2978
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2978 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4417
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8207, A10551

S2978 - Summary

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

S2978 - Sponsor Memo

S2978 - 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

Co-Sponsors

S2978A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4417
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8207, A10551

S2978A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2978A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2978A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2978--A
    Cal. No. 151

                       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  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored  to  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

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.  Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 54 to read as follows:
  54.  CHARTER  BUS  COMMERCIAL GPS. (A) EVERY CHARTER BUS REGISTERED IN
THIS STATE SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH COMMERCIAL  GLOBAL  POSITIONING  (GPS)
TECHNOLOGY.
  (B)  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE OR CAUSE TO BE OPERATED A CHARTER
BUS REGISTERED IN THIS STATE ON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR PRIVATE ROAD  OPEN
TO PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC UNLESS SUCH CHARTER BUS IS EQUIPPED WITH
COMMERCIAL  GLOBAL  POSITIONING  SYSTEM  (GPS) TECHNOLOGY AS REQUIRED BY
THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  (I) "CHARTER BUS" SHALL MEAN A BUS TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS FOR COMPEN-
SATION IN CHARTERED PARTY.
  (II) "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.
  (III) "COMMERCIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM  (GPS)  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL
MEAN  GLOBAL  POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY WHICH HAS BEEN SPECIF-

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

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