senate Bill S6321A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires charter buses to have commercial global positioning system technology

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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
May 20, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.925
Apr 23, 2021 print number 6321a
Apr 23, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Apr 21, 2021 referred to transportation

S6321 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4950
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8207, A10551
2019-2020: S2978, A4417

S6321 - Summary

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

S6321 - Sponsor Memo

S6321 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6321
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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
   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.
                                                            LBD09003-03-1

S6321A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4950
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8207, A10551
2019-2020: S2978, A4417

S6321A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6321A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6321A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6321--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted 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.

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