senate Bill S6012A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to passengers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.499
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1783
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2019 print number 6012a
Jun 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 16, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S6012A
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Feb 25, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S6012A
13
5
committee
13
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6012 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7810
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 §1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3533, A4507, A9260

S6012 - Summary

Requires the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to allow a passenger to confirm the prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.

S6012 - Sponsor Memo

S6012 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6012
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 16, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 and the administrative  code
   of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the use of electron-
   ic  coupling  when  providing  prearranged  transportation services to
   passengers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  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. The department shall promulgate regulations to:
   (A) 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 as he or she may  prescribe  by  regulation[.];
 AND
   (B)  REQUIRE  THAT A TNC SHALL IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM OF INTERACTIVE ELEC-
 TRONIC COUPLING BETWEEN A PASSENGER AND A TNC DRIVER DESIGNATED  AS  THE
 DRIVER  FOR  THE TNC PREARRANGED TRIP REQUESTED BY A PASSENGER. UPON THE
 TNC VEHICLE'S ARRIVAL TO THE PREARRANGED PICK-UP  LOCATION,  SUCH  ELEC-
 TRONIC  COUPLING  SHALL  INDICATE  THROUGH  AN  INTERACTIVE  EXCHANGE OF
 SIGNALS ON BOTH THE TNC DRIVER'S HANDHELD  DEVICE  AND  THE  PASSENGER'S
 HANDHELD  DEVICE  THAT THE PREARRANGED MATCH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AND THAT
 THE PASSENGER MAY SAFELY ENTER THE VEHICLE DESIGNATED TO PICK HIM OR HER
 UP.
   § 2. Section 19-516 of the administrative code of the city of New York
 is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
   C. THE COMMISSION OR SUCCESSOR  AGENCY  SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS
 REQUIRING  THAT ALL FOR-HIRE VEHICLES THAT PROVIDE PREARRANGED TRANSPOR-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6012A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7810
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 §1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3533, A4507, A9260

S6012A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to allow a passenger to confirm the prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.

S6012A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6012A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6012--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 16, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  requiring
   the  use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transporta-
   tion services to passengers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Article 33 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
 adding a new section 1229-e to read as follows:
   § 1229-E. ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES ENGAGED  IN  THE
 TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS. ANY ENTITY THAT PROVIDES A DIGITAL NETWORK
 OR APPLICATION ACCESSIBLE BY A HANDHELD DEVICE TO FACILITATE PREARRANGED
 TRANSPORTATION  SERVICES  TO  PASSENGERS, INCLUDING SERVICES PROVIDED IN
 TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY VEHICLES, AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  SIXTEEN
 HUNDRED  NINETY-ONE  OF  THIS  CHAPTER, FOR-HIRE-VEHICLES, AS DEFINED BY
 SECTION 19-502 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW  YORK,  AND
 OTHER  COMMERCIAL  VEHICLES  ENGAGED  IN  THE FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION OF
 PASSENGERS, SHALL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF  INTERACTIVE  ELECTRONIC  COUPLING
 BETWEEN  THE PASSENGER AND THE DRIVER ASSIGNED TO PICK THE PASSENGER UP.
 UPON THE ARRIVAL OF SUCH A VEHICLE OR AT ANY TIME DURING  A  PREARRANGED
 RIDE,  THE  ELECTRONIC  COUPLING  SHALL ALLOW A PASSENGER TO CONFIRM THE
 PREARRANGED MATCH THROUGH AN INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE OF SIGNALS ON BOTH THE
 DRIVER'S HANDHELD DEVICE AND THE PASSENGER'S HANDHELD DEVICE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
 law.  Effective immediately, the department of motor vehicles is author-
 ized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary  for  the
 implementation of this act on or before such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11811-02-9

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