senate Bill S3450B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of a bus driver's credentials

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.677
May 13, 2019 reported and committed to rules
May 09, 2019 print number 3450b
May 09, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
May 07, 2019 print number 3450a
May 07, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 07, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S3450B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 13, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S3450B
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S3450 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2188
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §509-dd, amd §509-m, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6921, A8726

S3450 - Summary

Requires the display of a bus driver's credentials prominently while he or she is on duty and changes the review of his or her files by the department from every three years to annually.

S3450 - Sponsor Memo

S3450 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3450

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the display-
  ing of a bus driver's credentials while he or she is on duty  and  the
  review of his or her files

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 509-b of  the  vehicle  and
traffic  law,  as  added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, are amended
and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows:
  (3) has passed the bus driver physical examination administered pursu-
ant to regulations established by the commissioner; [and]
  (4) is not disqualified to drive a motor vehicle pursuant  to  section
five hundred nine-c OF THIS ARTICLE or any other provision of this arti-
cle[.]; AND
  (5)  DISPLAYS  PROMINENTLY,  IN  THE FRONT OF THE BUS, THE CREDENTIALS
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS REQUIRED IN  SUBDIVISION  EIGHT  OF  SECTION
FIVE  HUNDRED  NINE-M  OF THIS ARTICLE AS PROOF OF HIS OR HER QUALIFICA-
TIONS WHILE HE OR SHE IS ON DUTY.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 509-m of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended and a new  subdivi-
sion 8 is added to read as follows:
  1.  At  least once [every three years] ANNUALLY, review the bus driver
files of each motor carrier, provided, however,  that  the  commissioner
may  review  such  bus  driver files at his discretion at any other time
during regular business hours.
  8. ISSUE NEW CREDENTIALS, DESIGNED FOR  PUBLIC  DISPLAY,  WHICH  SHALL
SERVE AS PROOF THAT A BUS DRIVER IS QUALIFIED UNDER SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
NINE-B OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH CREDENTIALS SHALL BE RE-ISSUED ANNUALLY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03968-01-9

S3450A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2188
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §509-dd, amd §509-m, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6921, A8726

S3450A - Summary

Requires the display of a bus driver's credentials prominently while he or she is on duty and changes the review of his or her files by the department from every three years to annually.

S3450A - Sponsor Memo

S3450A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3450--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the display-
  ing of a bus driver's credentials while he or she is on duty  and  the
  review of his or her files

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

  Section 1. Section 509-z of the vehicle and traffic law, as  added  by
section  15 of part III of chapter 59 of the laws of 2019, is amended to
read as follows:
  § 509-z. Motor carrier information. The  commissioner  of  transporta-
tion,  in  consultation  with the commissioner, shall establish require-
ments for any person or entity  that  owns  and  operates  one  or  more
altered motor vehicles, commonly referred to as "stretch limousines", AS
WELL AS ADDITIONAL MOTOR CARRIERS SUBJECT TO SUBPARAGRAPHS (II) AND (VI)
OF  PARAGRAPH  A  OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY OF THE
TRANSPORTATION LAW for purposes of establishing conspicuous  display  of
valid operating authority, inspection information, and driver qualifica-
tions  at  locations  where such persons or entities perform contract or
common carrier services with  altered  motor  vehicles  and  within  any
altered motor vehicle used to provide such services.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 509-m of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added  by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 8 is added to read as follows:
  1. At least once [every three years] ANNUALLY, review the  bus  driver
files  of  each  motor carrier, provided, however, that the commissioner
may review such bus driver files at his discretion  at  any  other  time
during regular business hours.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03968-02-9

S3450B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2188
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §509-dd, amd §509-m, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6921, A8726

S3450B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the display of a bus driver's credentials prominently while he or she is on duty and changes the review of his or her files by the department from every three years to annually.

S3450B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3450B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3450--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the display-
  ing  of  a bus driver's credentials while he or she is on duty and the
  review of his or her files

  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. PASSENGER MOTOR CARRIER  INFORMATION.  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
TRANSPORTATION,  IN  CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL ESTABLISH
REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN APPROVAL  TO  OPERATE
AS  A COMMON OR CONTRACT CARRIER OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR VEHICLE FROM THE
COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION FOR PURPOSES OF ESTABLISHING  CONSPICUOUS
DISPLAY OF VALID OPERATING AUTHORITY, INSPECTION INFORMATION, AND DRIVER
QUALIFICATIONS  AT  LOCATIONS  WHERE  SUCH  PERSONS  OR ENTITIES PERFORM
CONTRACT OR COMMON CARRIER SERVICES WITH SUCH MOTOR VEHICLES AND  WITHIN
ANY  MOTOR  VEHICLE  USED  TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, "MOTOR CARRIERS" SHALL NOT  INCLUDE  BUSES  REFERENCED  IN
PARAGRAPH  (A)  OR (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINE-A
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 509-m of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended and a new  subdivi-
sion 8 is added to read as follows:
  1.  At  least once [every three years] ANNUALLY, review the bus driver
files of each motor carrier, provided, however,  that  the  commissioner
may  review  such  bus  driver files at his discretion at any other time
during regular business hours.

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

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