assembly Bill A4507

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 04, 2021 referred to transportation

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A4507 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3533
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7810, S6012

A4507 (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.

A4507 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4507
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA,  THIELE, GRIFFIN, REYES, ABBATE,
   SIMON, MONTESANO, BUTTENSCHON,  PICHARDO,  JOYNER  --  read  once  and
   referred to the Committee on Transportation
 
 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. 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.
                                                            LBD07769-01-1