assembly Bill A4950A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires charter buses to have commercial global positioning system technology

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Current Bill Status Via S6321 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.473
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.431
substituted for a4950a
Jun 07, 2021 substituted by s6321a
rules report cal.431
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 24, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 13, 2021 print number 4950a
May 13, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Feb 09, 2021 referred to transportation

A4950 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6321
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10551, S8207
2019-2020: A4417, S2978

A4950 - Summary

Requires charter buses to have commercial global positioning (GPS) technology; defines terms; makes related provisions.

A4950 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4950
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
   charter buses to use commercial global positioning system technology
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 55 to read as follows:
   55.  CHARTER  BUS  COMMERCIAL GPS. (A) EVERY CHARTER BUS REGISTERED IN
 THIS STATE SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH COMMERCIAL  GLOBAL  POSITIONING  (GPS)
 TECHNOLOGY.
   (B)  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE OR CAUSE TO BE OPERATED A CHARTER
 BUS REGISTERED IN THIS STATE ON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR PRIVATE ROAD  OPEN
 TO PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC UNLESS SUCH CHARTER BUS IS EQUIPPED WITH
 COMMERCIAL  GLOBAL  POSITIONING  SYSTEM  (GPS) TECHNOLOGY AS REQUIRED BY
 THIS SUBDIVISION.
   (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
   (I) "CHARTER BUS" SHALL MEAN A BUS TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS FOR COMPEN-
 SATION IN CHARTERED PARTY.
   (II) "CHARTERED PARTY" SHALL MEAN A GROUP OF PERSONS WHO, PURSUANT  TO
 A COMMON PURPOSE AND UNDER A SINGLE CONTRACT AND AT A FIXED CHARGE, HAVE
 ACQUIRED  EXCLUSIVE  USE  OF  A  BUS  TO TRAVEL TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO A
 SPECIFIC DESTINATION OR FOR A PARTICULAR ITINERARY EITHER AGREED UPON IN
 ADVANCE OR MODIFIED AFTER HAVING LEFT THE PLACE OF ORIGIN BY SUCH GROUP.
   (III) "COMMERCIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM  (GPS)  TECHNOLOGY"  SHALL
 MEAN  GLOBAL  POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY WHICH HAS BEEN SPECIF-
 ICALLY DESIGNED TO ASSIST IN THE NAVIGATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES
 WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, SELECTION OF  ROUTES  WHICH  TAKE
 INTO ACCOUNT THE MINIMUM CLEARANCE, WEIGHT RESTRICTION OR TURNING RADIUS
 OF SUCH COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09003-01-1

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A4950A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6321
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10551, S8207
2019-2020: A4417, S2978

A4950A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires charter buses to have commercial global positioning (GPS) technology; defines terms; makes related provisions.

A4950A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4950--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
   every charter bus registered in this state be equipped with commercial
   global positioning system technology
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  54 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
 law, as added by chapter 11 of the laws of 2020, is amended to  read  as
 follows:
   54.  Stretch  limousine  AND  CHARTER  BUS  commercial  GPS. (a) Every
 stretch limousine AND CHARTER BUS registered  in  this  state  shall  be
 equipped  with  commercial  global  positioning  system (GPS) technology
 within no later than one year of the date upon which the national  high-
 way  traffic  safety administration promulgates final regulations estab-
 lishing standards for commercial GPS.
   (b) It shall be unlawful to operate or cause to be operated a  stretch
 limousine  OR CHARTER BUS registered in this state on any public highway
 or private road open to public motor vehicle traffic unless such stretch
 limousine OR CHARTER BUS is equipped with commercial global  positioning
 system (GPS) technology as required by this subdivision and such commer-
 cial global positioning system (GPS) technology is used. The presence in
 such  stretch  limousine OR CHARTER BUS of commercial global positioning
 system (GPS) technology connected to a power source and in  an  operable
 condition  is  presumptive  evidence  of its use by any person operating
 such stretch limousine OR CHARTER BUS. Such presumption may be  rebutted
 by  any  credible  and  reliable  evidence which tends to show that such
 commercial global positioning system (GPS) technology was not in use.
   (c) For the purposes of this subdivision:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09003-06-1