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S03533 Summary:

BILL NOS03533
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09260
 
SPONSORKENNEDY
 
COSPNSRGAUGHRAN
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §1229-e, V & T L
 
Requires the use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transportation services to allow a passenger to confirm the prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.
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S03533 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3533
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 30, 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, in  relation  to  requiring
          the  use of electronic coupling when providing prearranged transporta-
          tion services to passengers

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 1229-e to read as follows:
     3    § 1229-e. Additional safety requirements for vehicles engaged  in  the
     4  transportation of passengers. Any entity that provides a digital network
     5  or application accessible by a handheld device to facilitate prearranged
     6  transportation  services  to  passengers, including services provided in
     7  transportation network company vehicles, as defined in  section  sixteen
     8  hundred  ninety-one  of  this  chapter, for-hire-vehicles, as defined by
     9  section 19-502 of the administrative code of the city of New  York,  and
    10  other  commercial  vehicles  engaged  in  the for-hire transportation of
    11  passengers, shall provide a system of  interactive  electronic  coupling
    12  between  the passenger and the driver assigned to pick the passenger up.
    13  Upon the arrival of such a vehicle or at any time during  a  prearranged
    14  ride,  the  electronic  coupling  shall allow a passenger to confirm the
    15  prearranged match through an interactive exchange of signals on both the
    16  driver's handheld device and the passenger's handheld device.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    18  law.  Effective immediately, the department of motor vehicles is author-
    19  ized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary  for  the
    20  implementation of this act on or before such effective date.
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07769-01-1
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