senate Bill S6186

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to drug and alcohol testing for for-hire vehicle drivers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 6186a
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1084
May 21, 2019 referred to transportation

S6186 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A712
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §502-b, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11384

S6186 - Summary

Relates to drug and alcohol testing and requirements for for-hire vehicle drivers and motor carriers.

S6186 - Sponsor Memo

S6186 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6186

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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  drug  and
  alcohol testing for for-hire vehicle drivers

  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 502-b to read as follows:
  §  502-B. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS; DRUGS AND
ALCOHOL. 1. ALL MOTOR CARRIERS SHALL BE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT  PRE-EMPLOY-
MENT  AND  RANDOM  DRUG  AND  ALCOHOL  TESTING  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THE
PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF PART 382 OF  TITLE  49  OF  THE  CODE  OF
FEDERAL REGULATIONS ON ALL DRIVERS OF ANY FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WITH A CAPAC-
ITY OF TRANSPORTING TEN OR MORE OCCUPANTS, INCLUDING THE DRIVER, REGARD-
LESS  OF  A  COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S LICENSE ENDORSEMENT. EVERY SUCH DRIVER
SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE RANDOM TESTING  POOL  FROM  WHICH  DRIVERS  ARE
RANDOMLY  SELECTED  FOR  TESTING,  AND EVERY SUCH DRIVER SHALL SUBMIT TO
SUCH TESTING WHEN SELECTED, AS REQUIRED IN PART 382 OF TITLE 49  OF  THE
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
  2. NO MOTOR CARRIER SHALL REQUIRE OR PERMIT A DRIVER TO:
  (A)  VIOLATE  ANY PROVISION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
NINE-L OF THIS TITLE; OR
  (B) BE ON DUTY OR OPERATE A FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WITH A CAPACITY OF TRANS-
PORTING TEN OR MORE OCCUPANTS, INCLUDING THE DRIVER, IF BY SUCH PERSON'S
GENERAL APPEARANCE OR BY SUCH PERSON'S CONDUCT OR BY OTHER  SUBSTANTIAT-
ING  EVIDENCE,  SUCH  PERSON APPEARS TO HAVE CONSUMED A DRUG, CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE OR AN INTOXICATING SUBSTANCE WITHIN THE PRECEDING EIGHT  HOURS
BEFORE SUCH DRIVER OPERATES THE FOR-HIRE VEHICLE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of
motor vehicles may add, amend, or repeal any rule or  regulation  neces-

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

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S6186A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A712
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §502-b, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A11384

S6186A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to drug and alcohol testing and requirements for for-hire vehicle drivers and motor carriers.

S6186A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6186A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6186--A
    Cal. No. 1084

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  report,  amended  on
  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  drug  and
  alcohol testing for for-hire vehicle drivers

  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 502-b to read as follows:
  §  502-B. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS; DRUGS AND
ALCOHOL. 1. ALL MOTOR CARRIERS SHALL BE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT  PRE-EMPLOY-
MENT  AND  RANDOM  DRUG  AND  ALCOHOL  TESTING  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THE
PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF PART 382 OF  TITLE  49  OF  THE  CODE  OF
FEDERAL REGULATIONS ON ALL DRIVERS OF ANY FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WITH A CAPAC-
ITY  OF  TRANSPORTING  NINE  OR  MORE  OCCUPANTS,  INCLUDING THE DRIVER,
REGARDLESS OF A COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S  LICENSE  ENDORSEMENT.  EVERY  SUCH
DRIVER  SHALL  BE INCLUDED IN THE RANDOM TESTING POOL FROM WHICH DRIVERS
ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR TESTING, AND EVERY SUCH DRIVER SHALL SUBMIT TO
SUCH TESTING WHEN SELECTED, AS REQUIRED IN PART 382 OF TITLE 49  OF  THE
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
  2. NO MOTOR CARRIER SHALL REQUIRE OR PERMIT A DRIVER TO:
  (A)  VIOLATE  ANY PROVISION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
NINE-L OF THIS TITLE; OR
  (B) BE ON DUTY OR OPERATE A FOR-HIRE VEHICLE WITH A CAPACITY OF TRANS-
PORTING NINE OR  MORE  OCCUPANTS,  INCLUDING  THE  DRIVER,  IF  BY  SUCH
PERSON'S  GENERAL  APPEARANCE  OR  BY  SUCH PERSON'S CONDUCT OR BY OTHER
SUBSTANTIATING EVIDENCE, SUCH PERSON APPEARS TO HAVE  CONSUMED  A  DRUG,
CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  OR AN INTOXICATING SUBSTANCE WITHIN THE PRECEDING
EIGHT HOURS BEFORE SUCH DRIVER OPERATES THE FOR-HIRE VEHICLE.

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

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