senate Bill S5486A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a commercial driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program

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Current Bill Status Via A6295 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 15, 2021 signed chap.618
Nov 03, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1780
substituted for s5486a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by a6295a
ordered to third reading cal.1780
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2021 print number 5486a
May 21, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Mar 08, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S5486 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6295
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L; amd §14, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10140

S5486 - Summary

Establishes a commercial driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program for qualified 18-20 year olds; provides for the repeal of the act if any federal agency or court determines that the act would render the state ineligible for receipt of federal funds.

S5486 - Sponsor Memo

S5486 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5486
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 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 and the transportation  law,
   in  relation to establishing a commercial driver's license (CDL) class
   A young adult licensing pilot program

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 502 of
 the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 520 of  the  laws  of
 1991, are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  An applicant for a [class A license or for a] commercial driver's
 license which contains an H or an X endorsement or which  is  valid  for
 operation  in  interstate commerce shall be at least twenty-one years of
 age.
   (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subdivision an  appli-
 cant  for  a class A, B, C or E license shall be at least eighteen years
 of age.
   § 2. Section 14 of the transportation law is amended by adding  a  new
 subdivision 36 to read as follows:
   36.  (A)  TO  PROMULGATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR
 VEHICLES, RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A  COMMERCIAL
 DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) CLASS A YOUNG ADULT LICENSING PROGRAM.
   (I)  SUCH  RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE NO LESS PROTECTIVE OF PUBLIC
 SAFETY THAN THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERN-
 MENT WITH RESPECT TO THE TRAINING OF ENTRY-LEVEL COMMERCIAL MOTOR  VEHI-
 CLE  OPERATORS.  THE  REGULATIONS  SHALL  SET  FORTH  THE CRITERIA TO BE
 INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM AND SHALL BE NO LESS  THAN  THE  ENTRY-
 LEVEL  DRIVER  TRAINING  REQUIREMENTS  PRESCRIBED  BY  THE UNITED STATES
 SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER APPENDICES A, C, D AND  E  TO  SECTION
 380 OF TITLE 49 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10374-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S5486A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6295
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L; amd §14, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10140

S5486A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a commercial driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program for qualified 18-20 year olds; provides for the repeal of the act if any federal agency or court determines that the act would render the state ineligible for receipt of federal funds.

S5486A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5486A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5486--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KENNEDY, HINCHEY, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the transportation  law,
   in  relation to establishing a commercial driver's license (CDL) class
   A young adult training program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 502 of
 the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 520 of  the  laws  of
 1991, are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  An applicant for a [class A license or for a] commercial driver's
 license which contains an H or an X endorsement or which  is  valid  for
 operation  in  interstate commerce shall be at least twenty-one years of
 age.
   (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subdivision an  appli-
 cant  for  a class A, B, C or E license shall be at least eighteen years
 of age.
   § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 502 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
   (D)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  NOT ISSUE A CLASS A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S
 LICENSE TO A PERSON WHO  IS  EIGHTEEN,  NINETEEN  OR  TWENTY  YEARS  OLD
 UNLESS,  IN  ADDITION  TO  MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER WITH
 RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S  LICENSES,  SUCH  PERSON
 SUBMITS  ACCEPTABLE  PROOF  OF  SUCCESSFUL  COMPLETION OF THE COMMERCIAL
 DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) CLASS A YOUNG ADULT TRAINING PROGRAM  ESTABLISHED
 BY THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THIRTY-SIX
 OF  SECTION  FOURTEEN OF THE TRANSPORTATION LAW, AND PROOF OF COMPLETION
 OF THE MINIMUM HOURS OF SUPERVISED DRIVING REQUIRED BY SUCH SUBDIVISION.
 THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PLACE AN "INTRASTATE  ONLY"  RESTRICTION  ON  ANY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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