senate Bill S5031

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Samantha L. Josephson ridesharing safety act" to require transportation network company drivers to display the TNC company's trade dress

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Apr 03, 2019 referred to transportation

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S5031 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1696, V & T L

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Samantha L. Josephson ridesharing safety act" to require transportation network company drivers to display the TNC company's trade dress.

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5031

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 enacting the
  "Samantha L. Josephson ridesharing safety act" to require  transporta-
  tion network company drivers to display the TNC company's trade dress

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "Samantha
L.  Josephson ridesharing safety act".
  §  2. Subdivision 5 of section 1696 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added by section 2 of part AAA of chapter 59 of the  laws  of  2017,  is
amended to read as follows:
  5.  (A)  The  department  shall promulgate regulations CONSISTENT WITH
THIS SUBDIVISION to ensure that each TNC vehicle is easily identified as
such and that the TNC for which the TNC  driver  is  providing  the  TNC
service  or  TNC prearranged trip is distinguishable. Such marking shall
be in such form as  is  approved  by  the  commissioner,  and  shall  be
attached,  affixed  or  displayed  in  such  manner CONSISTENT WITH THIS
SUBDIVISION as he or she may prescribe by regulation.
  (B) A TNC VEHICLE SHALL DISPLAY A CONSISTENT AND DISTINCTIVE  SIGN  OR
EMBLEM, WHICH SHALL BE KNOWN AS A TRADE DRESS, AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE TNC
DRIVER  IS  ACTIVE ON THE TNC DIGITAL PLATFORM OR PROVIDING TNC SERVICE.
THE TRADE DRESS USED BY THE TNC SHALL  BE  APPROVED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
BEFORE ITS USE AND:
  (I)  SHALL  BE  READABLE  DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AT A DISTANCE OF FIFTY
FEET;
  (II) SHALL BE SUFFICIENTLY ILLUMINATED DURING  HOURS  OF  DARKNESS  SO
THAT  THE  PROPRIETARY TRADEMARK OR LOGO OF THE TNC IS PATENTLY VISIBLE;
AND
  (III) MAY BE MAGNETIC OR REMOVABLE IN NATURE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11057-02-9

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