senate Bill S236

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring fingerprinting as part of the criminal background check for a TNC driver

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

S236 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1699, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7909

S236 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring fingerprinting as part of the criminal background check for a TNC driver to secure criminal history records from both the state division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation.

S236 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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