|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2021||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 10, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 05, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 04, 2021||1st report cal.922|
|Jan 30, 2021||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3533
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3533 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3533 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3533 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to passengers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require for-hire transportation vehicles, including TNCs, that use a Digital application to solicit pre-arrange trips to implement a system of interactive electronic coupling, where the passenger has the ability to "ping" the driver's smartphone with a confirmation message to ensure he or she can safely enter the correct vehicle. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require TNCs implement a system of interactive electronic coupling.
S3533 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3533 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 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
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