A10396 Summary:

BILL NOA10396
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGoldfeder
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 509-d, V & T L
 
Relates to qualification procedures for bus drivers.
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A10396 Actions:

BILL NOA10396
 
05/25/2016referred to transportation
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A10396 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10396
 
SPONSOR: Goldfeder
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to qualifica- tion procedures for bus drivers   PURPOSE: This legislation would allow for applicants who are U.S. veterans to qualify for a position as a driver with proof of a clean military driv- ing record and sufficient experience. This allowance will give our veterans greater opportunities to support themselves financially when they complete their service to our country, and fill open transportation positions which serve many within the state.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The act amends Section 509-d, adding a new subdivision 8 to allow that in lieu of a driving record as required by this section, it shall be sufficient for a motor carrier to instead obtain evidence that a person obtained a commercial driver's license after meeting the requirements set forth in 49 CFR 383.77, in relation to drivers with military experi- ence in the operation of a representative commercial motor vehicle, prior to being employed as a bus driver.   JUSTIFICATION: The current provisions of the vehicle and traffic law place are onerous to returning veterans. We should be working to make the transition from military to civilian life smooth for our troops. This amendment will acknowledge our returning servicemen and servicewomen's capacity to fill positions utilizing their skills gained in the military.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10396 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10396
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 25, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOLDFEDER  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  qualifica-
          tion procedures for bus drivers
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 509-d of the vehicle and traffic law is amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     3    (8)  In lieu of a driving record as required by this section, it shall
     4  be sufficient for a motor carrier to  instead  obtain  evidence  that  a
     5  person  obtained a commercial drivers license after meeting the require-
     6  ments set forth in 49 CFR 383.77, in relation to drivers  with  military
     7  experience  in  the operation of a representative commercial motor vehi-
     8  cle, prior to being employed as a bus driver.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13158-02-5
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