assembly Bill A3461

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of a bus driver's credentials

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Jan 26, 2021 referred to transportation

A3461 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4450
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §509-dd, amd §509-m, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8726, S6921
2019-2020: A2188, S3450

A3461 (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.

A3461 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3461
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred 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.  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
 amended by chapter 12 of the laws of 2020, is amended and a new subdivi-
 sion 9 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. Provided, however, that the commissioner
 shall review at least annually the  bus  driver  files  of  each  driver
 employed  by  a  motor  carrier  who  operates  an altered motor vehicle
 commonly referred to as a "stretch limousine" designed to carry nine  or
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.