senate Bill S1360

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Imposes higher civil penalties upon motor carriers who fail to report to the commissioner of motor vehicles certain disqualifying violations by bus drivers

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 21, 2023 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 07, 2023 advanced to third reading
Feb 06, 2023 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2023 1st report cal.266
Jan 11, 2023 referred to transportation

S1360 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-j, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6953
2019-2020: S3557
2021-2022: S2925

S1360 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to impose higher civil penalties upon motor carriers who fail to report to the commissioner of motor vehicles certain disqualifying violations by bus drivers employed by such carrier.

S1360 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1360 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 11, 2023
 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 civil penal-
   ties imposed upon motor carriers for failure to comply with provisions
   relating to bus drivers

   Section 1. Subdivision (e) of section 509-j of the vehicle and traffic
 law,  as  amended by chapter 424 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read
 as follows:
   (e) The commissioner or any person deputized by the commissioner,  may
 require  any  motor  carrier  to pay to the people of this state a civil
 penalty, if after the motor carrier has had an opportunity to be  heard,
 the commissioner finds that the motor carrier has violated any provision
 of  this  article or regulations promulgated [therein] PURSUANT THERETO,
 or has made any false statement or misrepresentation on any affidavit of
 compliance filed with the commissioner or with respect to violations  of
 paragraphs  (i)  and  (ii) of subdivision one, paragraphs (a) and (b) of
 subdivision two, and subdivisions three, four and five of  section  five
 hundred nine-d, section five hundred nine-g, section five hundred nine-h
 and  subdivision  two of section five hundred nine-l of this article the
 commissioner may in lieu of or in addition to a  civil  penalty  suspend
 all of a motor carrier's registrations.
   (1) Any civil penalty assessed for a first violation shall not be less
 than  five  hundred  dollars  nor greater than two thousand five hundred
 dollars for each violation, false statement or representation  found  to
 have  been  made or committed, and for a second or subsequent violation,
 not arising out of the same incident, all of which were committed within
 a period of eighteen months, shall not be less than five hundred dollars
 nor greater than five thousand dollars for each violation, false  state-
 ment or representation found to have been made or committed.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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