|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S236
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S236 (ACTIVE) - Details
S236 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S236 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring fingerprinting as part of the criminal background check for a TNC driver PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: The purpose of this bill is to ensure the safety of riders in transpor- tation network company vehicles across the state by ensuring that driv- ers are fingerprinted. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends Subdivision 1 and paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of the section 1699 vehicle and traffic law to require that any background check performed on a TNC driver include fingerprinting for the purpose of securing criminal history records from the state division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation.
S236 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 236 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAYER -- 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 requiring fingerprinting as part of the criminal background check for a TNC driver THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 and paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 1699 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 2 of part AAA of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, are amended to read as follows: 1. A TNC shall conduct, or have a third party conduct, a criminal history background check using a lawful method approved by the depart- ment pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision two of this section for persons applying to drive for such company, PROVIDED THAT SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK SHALL INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION, FINGERPRINT- ING FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS FROM BOTH THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (a) The method used to conduct a criminal history background check pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be established in regulations adopted by the department within thirty days of the [effec- tive date of this subdivision] CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND TWEN- TY-ONE THAT AMENDED THIS PARAGRAPH TAKES EFFECT. To ensure safety of the passengers and the public such regulations shall establish the method used to conduct such background checks and any processes and operations necessary to complete such checks, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CRIMI- NAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT CONSIST OF FINGERPRINTING AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. The review of criminal history information and determinations about whether or not an applicant EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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