A09057 Summary:

BILL NOA09057
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06191-C
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRMcDonald, Otis, Cruz, Englebright, Lavine, Thiele, Solages, D'Urso, Darling, Griffin, Fahy, Santabarbara, Galef, Crespo, Barrett, Mosley, Buttenschon, Jacobson, McMahon, Colton, Walsh, Tague, Lupardo, Weprin, Walker
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §§375 & 383, V & T L
 
Provides that altered motor vehicles commonly referred to as "stretch limousines" which were altered on or after January 1, 2021, shall have at least two safety belts for the front seat and at least one safety belt for the rear seat for each passenger for which the rear seat of such vehicle was designed.
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A09057 Actions:

BILL NOA09057
 
01/10/2020referred to transportation
01/14/2020reported referred to codes
01/14/2020reported referred to rules
01/14/2020reported
01/14/2020rules report cal.7
01/14/2020ordered to third reading rules cal.7
01/14/2020passed assembly
01/14/2020delivered to senate
01/14/2020REFERRED TO RULES
01/14/2020SUBSTITUTED FOR S6191C
01/14/20203RD READING CAL.79
01/14/2020PASSED SENATE
01/14/2020RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/30/2020delivered to governor
02/03/2020signed chap.10
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A09057 Committee Votes:

TRANSPORTATION Chair:Magnarelli DATE:01/14/2020AYE/NAY:24/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
MagnarelliAyeMcDonoughAye
PerryAyeDiPietroAye
LupardoAyeByrneAye
CrespoExcusedMillerAye
ThieleAyeNorrisAye
BronsonAyeDeStefanoAye
SteckAyeWalczykAye
SimonAye
HunterAye
HyndmanAye
WilliamsAye
RyanAye
WrightAye
FahyAye
FrontusAye
JacobsonAye
McMahonAye
RaynorAye
DarlingAye

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:01/14/2020AYE/NAY:20/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Rules
LentolAyeMorinelloAye
SchimmingerExcusedGiglioAye
PretlowAyeMontesanoAye
CookAyePalumboAye
CymbrowitzAyeGarbarinoAye
O'DonnellAye
LavineAye
PerryAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye
SeawrightAye
RosenthalAye
WalkerAye

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A09057 Floor Votes:

DATE:01/14/2020Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 140/0
AbbateYCrespoERFrontusYLentolYPaulinYSimonY
AbinantiYCrouchYGalefYLiftonYPeoples-StokesYSimotasY
ArroyoERCruzYGanttERLiPetriYPerryYSmithY
AshbyYCusickYGarbarinoYLupardoYPheffer AmatoYSmullenY
AubryYCymbrowitzYGiglioYMagnarelliYPichardoYSolagesY
BarclayYDarlingYGlickYMalliotakisYPretlowYStecY
BarnwellYRaynorYGoodellYManktelowYQuartYSteckY
BarrettYDavilaERGottfriedYMcDonaldYRaYSternY
BarronYDe La RosaYGriffinYMcDonoughYRamosYStirpeER
BenedettoYDenDekkerYGuntherYMcMahonYReillyYTagueY
BichotteYDeStefanoYHawleyYMikulinYReyesYTaylorY
BlakeYDickensYHevesiYMiller B YRichardsonYThieleY
BlankenbushYDilanYHunterYMiller MGYRiveraYVanelY
BrabenecYDinowitzYHyndmanYMiller MLYRodriguezYWalczykY
BraunsteinYDiPietroYJacobsonYMontesanoYRomeoERWalkerY
BronsonYD'UrsoYJaffeeYMorinelloYRosenthal D YWallaceY
BuchwaldYEichensteinYJean-PierreYMosleyYRosenthal L YWalshY
BurkeYEnglebrightYJohnsYNiouYRozicYWeinsteinY
ButtenschonYEpsteinYJonesYNolanYRyanYWeprinY
ByrneYFahyYJoynerYNorrisYSalkaYWilliamsY
ByrnesYFallYKimYO'DonnellYSantabarbaraYWoernerY
CahillYFernandezYKolbEROrtizYSayeghYWrightY
CarrollYFinchYLalorYOtisYSchimmingerERZebrowskiY
ColtonYFitzpatrickYLavineYPalmesanoYSchmittYMr. SpeakerY
CookYFriendYLawrenceYPalumboYSeawrightY

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A09057 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9057
 
SPONSOR: Paulin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the instal- lation of safety belts in stretch limousines, and the posting of notice therein   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require stretch limousines altered after January 1, 2021 to be equipped with seatbelts, to require stretch limousines altered prior to January 1, 2021 to be retrofitted with seatbelts and to require such stretch limousines to post a notice encouraging passengers to wear seat- belts.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one requires the installation of approved seatbelts in stretch limousines altered on or after January 1, 2021, as follows: at least two seatbelts for the front seat, at least one rear seat seatbelt for each passenger for which the rear seat was designed, and at least one seatbe- lt for each passenger seat position. Section two requires stretch limousines altered prior to January 1, 2021 to be retrofitted within a two year period with approved seatbelts as follows: at least two seatbelts for the front seat, at least one rear seat seatbelt for each passenger for which the rear seat was designed, and at least one seatbelt for each passenger seat position. Section three requires seatbelts installed in such stretch limousines to be clearly visible, accessible, and maintained in good working order, and prohibits the removal of seatbelts in these vehicles. Section four requires stretch limousines altered on or after January 1, 2021, or retrofitted if altered prior to January 1, 2021, and registered in the State to have posted therein the following notice, in a manner that is legible and conspicuous to passengers in all seating positions: "Seatbelts must be available for your use. Please buckle up." Section five provides the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): Not applicable.   JUSTIFICATION: Recently, a horrific crash in New York State brought the public's atten- tion to safety concerns surrounding stretch limousines. The crash high- lighted the lack of statutory protections for stretch limousine passen- gers and, therefore, the urgency to enact laws that will help to prevent senseless injuries and deaths in the future. This legislation amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law to create safety measures related to seatbelts in stretch limousines. Under the provisions of the bill, stretch limousines altered on or after January 1, 2021 would be required to be equipped with seatbelts for all seating positions, and stretch limousines altered prior to January 1, 2021 would be required to be retrofitted, within a two year period, with seatbelts for all seating positions. All seatbelts so installed will be required to be clearly visible, accessible, and maintained in good working order, and the bill prohibits the removal of seatbelts from these vehicles. Additionally, every stretch limousine altered or retrofitted after Janu- ary 1, 2021 will be required to post a notice in the vehicle instructing passengers to wear their seatbelts. Under current law, taxis and liveries must post such a notice. This legislation is necessary in order to promote safety for all those riding in stretch limousines and will help to reduce and prevent motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2021; provided, however, that section two of this act shall take effect two years after this act shall have become a law; provided, further, this act shall be deemed repealed if any federal agency determines in writing that this act would render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds or any court of competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would render New York state out of compliance with federal law or regulation. The commissioner• of motor vehicles or the commissioner of transportation shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occur- rence of any federal agency determining in writing that this act would render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds or any court of competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would render New York state out of compliance with federal law or regulation in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effec- tive data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu- lation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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A09057 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9057
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 10, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the instal-
          lation of safety belts in  stretch  limousines,  and  the  posting  of
          notice therein
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 383 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic  law,  as  added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1968, is
     3  amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as follows:
     4    (c) A motor vehicle manufactured or  assembled  on  or  after  January
     5  first,  nineteen  hundred sixty-eight, at least one safety belt for each
     6  passenger seat position[.];
     7    (d) An altered motor vehicle commonly referred to as a "stretch limou-
     8  sine" which was altered on or after January first, two thousand  twenty-
     9  one,  at  least  two  safety  belts for the front seat, and at least one
    10  safety belt for the rear seat for each passenger for which the rear seat
    11  of such vehicle was designed, and at least  one  safety  belt  for  each
    12  passenger seat position.
    13    § 2. Section 383 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
    14  new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
    15    1-a.  No  altered  motor  vehicle  commonly  referred to as a "stretch
    16  limousine" which was altered prior to January first, two thousand  twen-
    17  ty-one  shall  be  sold  or registered in this state and no such altered
    18  motor vehicle altered prior to January first,  two  thousand  twenty-one
    19  registered  in  this  state  shall be operated in this state unless such
    20  vehicle is retrofitted and equipped with safety belts  approved  by  and
    21  conforming  to  standards established by the commissioner as follows: at
    22  least two safety belts for the front seat, and at least one safety  belt
    23  for  the  rear  seat  for each passenger for which the rear seat of such
    24  vehicle was designed, and at least one safety belt  for  each  passenger
    25  seat position.
    26    § 3. Subdivision 4-b of section 383 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    27  added by chapter 495 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14787-02-0

        A. 9057                             2
 
     1    4-b. Taxicabs [and], liveries, and stretch limousines.  All seat safe-
     2  ty belts installed in a taxicab or livery vehicle or in an altered motor
     3  vehicle  commonly  referred to as a "stretch limousine" pursuant to this
     4  section shall be clearly visible,  accessible  and  maintained  in  good
     5  working  order,  and  no  seat  safety belt installed in such taxicab or
     6  livery vehicle or altered motor vehicle shall be removed therefrom.
     7    § 4. Subdivision 51 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law,  as
     8  added by chapter 495 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
     9    51.  Taxicab  [and],  livery  and stretch limousine notices. (a) Every
    10  taxicab [and], livery, and altered motor vehicle commonly referred to as
    11  a "stretch limousine" which was altered on or after January  first,  two
    12  thousand  twenty-one  or  retrofitted  pursuant  to subdivision one-a of
    13  section three hundred eighty-three of this article  registered  in  this
    14  state shall have posted therein the following notice: "Seatbelts must be
    15  available for your use. Please buckle up."
    16    (b)  The  notices  required  to be posted pursuant to paragraph (a) of
    17  this subdivision shall be posted in a manner legible and conspicuous  to
    18  passengers in all seating positions of such vehicles.
    19    §  5.  Severability.  If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph,
    20  section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris-
    21  diction to be invalid, or if any federal agency  determines  in  writing
    22  that  this act would render New York state ineligible for the receipt of
    23  federal funds, such judgment or written determination shall not  affect,
    24  impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its
    25  operation  to  the  clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or
    26  part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment
    27  or written determination shall have been rendered.
    28    § 6. This act shall take effect January 1,  2021;  provided,  however,
    29  that  section two of this act shall take effect two years after this act
    30  shall have become a law; provided, further, this  act  shall  be  deemed
    31  repealed if any federal agency determines in writing that this act would
    32  render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds or any
    33  court  of  competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would
    34  render New York state out of compliance with federal law or  regulation.
    35  The commissioner of motor vehicles or the commissioner of transportation
    36  shall  notify  the  legislative bill drafting commission upon the occur-
    37  rence of any federal agency determining in writing that this  act  would
    38  render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds or any
    39  court  of  competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would
    40  render New York state out of compliance with federal law  or  regulation
    41  in  order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effec-
    42  tive data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York
    43  in furtherance of effectuating the  provisions  of  section  44  of  the
    44  legislative  law and section 70-b of the public officers law.  Effective
    45  immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regu-
    46  lation  necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective
    47  date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective
    48  date.
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A09057 LFIN:

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A09057 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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