senate Bill S6185B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the commissioner of transportation to establish methods of reporting safety issues with stretch limousines

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.74
substituted for s6185b
Jan 14, 2020 substituted by a8214b
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.74
reported and committed to rules
Jan 10, 2020 print number 6185b
Jan 10, 2020 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2020 print number 6185a
Jan 08, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 06, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1151
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 21, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 13, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6185B
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 13, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S6185B
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 3, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S6185
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S6185
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S6185 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8214
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §138, Transp L

S6185 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of transportation to establish, maintain, monitor and publicize a hotline operated and maintained by the department of motor vehicles through which any person may report safety issues with stretch limousines and to use such reports when determining withdrawing a motor carrier's operating authority or denying applications for new or revised operating authority.

S6185 - Sponsor Memo

S6185 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6185

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
  commissioner of transportation to establish methods of reporting safe-
  ty issues with limousines

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

  Section 1. Section 138 of the transportation law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  (A)  TO ESTABLISH A SMARTPHONE APPLICATION, WEBSITE AND TOLL-FREE
HOTLINE FOR REPORTING CUSTOMER SERVICE OR  SAFETY  ISSUES  WITH  ALTERED
MOTOR  VEHICLES  COMMONLY  REFERRED  TO  AS STRETCH LIMOUSINES WHICH ARE
DESIGNED OR MODIFIED FOR PURPOSES OF HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY  OF  NINE
OR MORE PASSENGERS.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  LAW  OR  REGULATION  TO  THE CONTRARY, SUCH
REPORTS SHALL BE CONSIDERED BY THE  COMMISSIONER  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF
WITHDRAWING  A  MOTOR  CARRIER'S OPERATING AUTHORITY OR DENYING APPLICA-
TIONS FOR NEW OR REVISED OPERATING  AUTHORITY,  INCLUDING  EMERGENCY  OR
TEMPORARY OPERATING AUTHORITY.
  (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  REQUIRE MOTOR CARRIERS TO AFFIX SIGNAGE
WITHIN EACH MOTOR VEHICLE USED TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS FOR  COMPENSATION
IN  A  PROMINENT  LOCATION  IN  THE  PASSENGER COMPARTMENT PROVIDING THE
WEBSITE ADDRESS AND TOLL-FREE HOTLINE NUMBER. THE FORM AND  LOCATION  OF
THE SIGNAGE SHALL BE DESIGNED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  (D)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DESIGN  THE  REPORTING SYSTEM TO ENABLE
CUSTOMERS TO ASSESS THE SERVICE  PROVIDED  BY  THEIR  MOTOR  CARRIER  BY
NUMERICAL  OR  LETTER  SCORING.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO DESIGN A
REPORTING SYSTEM FOR REPORTING SUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS OF SAFETY ISSUES  OR
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS ARTICLE OR ARTICLE NINETEEN-A OF THE VEHICLE
AND TRAFFIC LAW BY CUSTOMERS OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH
ISSUES OR COMPLIANCE FAILURES. SUCH REPORTING SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE WITH-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6185A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8214
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §138, Transp L

S6185A - Summary

Requires the commissioner of transportation to establish, maintain, monitor and publicize a hotline operated and maintained by the department of motor vehicles through which any person may report safety issues with stretch limousines and to use such reports when determining withdrawing a motor carrier's operating authority or denying applications for new or revised operating authority.

S6185A - Sponsor Memo

S6185A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6185--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAY, CARLUCCI, KAPLAN, KENNEDY, LIU, PARKER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Transportation -- recommitted to the Committee on Trans-
  portation in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the transportation law, in relation to requiring the
  commissioner of transportation to establish methods of reporting safe-
  ty issues with stretch limousines

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

  Section  1. Section 138 of the transportation law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. (A) IN CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR
VEHICLES, TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, MONITOR, AND  PUBLICIZE  A  SMARTPHONE
APPLICATION,  WEBSITE AND TOLL-FREE HOTLINE THROUGH WHICH ANY PERSON MAY
REPORT SAFETY ISSUES WITH ALTERED MOTOR VEHICLES COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS
"STRETCH LIMOUSINES" HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF NINE OR  MORE  PASSEN-
GERS, INCLUDING THE DRIVER, USED IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSPORTING PASSEN-
GERS FOR COMPENSATION.  UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH SMARTPHONE APPLI-
CATION,  WEBSITE,  AND  TOLL-FREE  HOTLINE,  THE  COMMISSIONER  AND  THE
COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL REQUIRE EVERY  SUCH  ALTERED  MOTOR
VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THIS STATE TO HAVE POSTED THEREIN A NOTICE PROVID-
ING  THE  WEBSITE  ADDRESS, TOLL-FREE HOTLINE NUMBER, AND INFORMATION ON
HOW TO DOWNLOAD  THE  SMARTPHONE  APPLICATION,  IN  A  FORM  AND  MANNER
APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF MOTOR VEHICLES. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE
POSTED IN A MANNER LEGIBLE AND CONSPICUOUS TO PASSENGERS IN ALL  SEATING
POSITIONS  OF  SUCH  ALTERED  MOTOR  VEHICLES.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "SAFETY ISSUES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE  LIMITED
TO,  THE  OPERATIONAL  CONDITION  AND  FUNCTIONING OF SUCH ALTERED MOTOR
VEHICLE, MOTOR VEHICLE  SAFETY  EQUIPMENT  AVAILABILITY  AND  CONDITION,

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6185B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8214
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §138, Transp L

S6185B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of transportation to establish, maintain, monitor and publicize a hotline operated and maintained by the department of motor vehicles through which any person may report safety issues with stretch limousines and to use such reports when determining withdrawing a motor carrier's operating authority or denying applications for new or revised operating authority.

S6185B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6185B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6185--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAY, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, KAPLAN, KENNEDY, LIU, PARK-
  ER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Transportation -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
  commissioner of transportation to establish methods of reporting safe-
  ty issues with stretch limousines

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

  Section 1. Section 138 of the transportation law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. (A) IN CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR
VEHICLES,  TO  ESTABLISH,  MAINTAIN,  MONITOR, AND PUBLICIZE A TOLL-FREE
HOTLINE OPERATED AND MAINTAINED BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  MOTOR  VEHICLES
THROUGH  WHICH  ANY  PERSON  MAY REPORT SAFETY ISSUES WITH ALTERED MOTOR
VEHICLES COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "STRETCH LIMOUSINES" HAVING  A  SEATING
CAPACITY  OF  NINE OR MORE PASSENGERS, INCLUDING THE DRIVER, USED IN THE
BUSINESS OF TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS FOR COMPENSATION.   UPON THE  ESTAB-
LISHMENT OF SUCH TOLL-FREE HOTLINE, THE COMMISSIONER AND THE COMMISSION-
ER  OF  MOTOR  VEHICLES  SHALL  REQUIRE EVERY SUCH ALTERED MOTOR VEHICLE
REGISTERED IN THIS STATE TO HAVE POSTED THEREIN A NOTICE  PROVIDING  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANSPORTATION'S  SAFE LIMO NEW YORK WEBSITE ADDRESS AND
TOLL-FREE HOTLINE NUMBER, IN A FORM AND MANNER APPROVED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  OF MOTOR VEHICLES. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE POSTED IN A MANNER LEGI-
BLE AND CONSPICUOUS TO PASSENGERS  IN  ALL  SEATING  POSITIONS  OF  SUCH
ALTERED  MOTOR  VEHICLES. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM
"SAFETY ISSUES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED  TO,  THE  OPERATIONAL

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

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