|SAME AS||SAME AS S05486-A|
|COSPNSR||Bronson, Abbate, Buttenschon, Cruz, Epstein, Simon, Taylor, Palmesano, DeStefano, Mikulin, McDonough, Salka, Schmitt, Walczyk, Fahy, Gallahan, Lawler, Wallace|
|MLTSPNSR||Barclay, Blankenbush, Thiele|
|Amd §502, V & T L; amd §14, Transp L|
|Establishes a commercial driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program for qualified 18-20 year olds; provides for the repeal of the act if any federal agency or court determines that the act would render the state ineligible for receipt of federal funds.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6295--A 2021-2022 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LUPARDO, BRONSON, ABBATE, BUTTENSCHON, CRUZ, EPSTEIN, SIMON, TAYLOR, PALMESANO, DeSTEFANO, MIKULIN, McDONOUGH, SALKA, SCHMITT, WALCZYK, FAHY, GALLAHAN, LAWLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the transportation law, in relation to establishing a commercial driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 502 of 2 the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 520 of the laws of 3 1991, are amended to read as follows: 4 (a) An applicant for a [ class A license or for a] commercial driver's 5 license which contains an H or an X endorsement or which is valid for 6 operation in interstate commerce shall be at least twenty-one years of 7 age. 8 (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subdivision an appli- 9 cant for a class A, B, C or E license shall be at least eighteen years 10 of age. 11 § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law is 12 amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: 13 (d) The commissioner shall not issue a class A commercial driver's 14 license to a person who is eighteen, nineteen or twenty years old 15 unless, in addition to meeting the requirements of this chapter with 16 respect to the issuance of commercial driver's licenses, such person 17 submits acceptable proof of successful completion of the commercial 18 driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program established 19 by the commissioner of transportation pursuant to subdivision thirty-six 20 of section fourteen of the transportation law, and proof of completion EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10374-04-1A. 6295--A 2 1 of the minimum hours of supervised driving required by such subdivision. 2 The commissioner shall place an "intrastate only" restriction on any 3 class A commercial driver's license issued to a person who is eighteen, 4 nineteen or twenty years old and such restriction shall remain until 5 such person turns twenty-one years of age. 6 § 3. Section 14 of the transportation law is amended by adding a new 7 subdivision 36 to read as follows: 8 36. (a) To promulgate, in consultation with the commissioner of motor 9 vehicles, rules and regulations to establish and implement a commercial 10 driver's license (CDL) class A young adult training program for class A 11 commercial driver's license applicants who are eighteen, nineteen or 12 twenty years old. 13 (b) Such rules and regulations shall be no less protective of public 14 safety than the rules and regulations promulgated by the federal motor 15 carrier safety administration with respect to the training of entry-lev- 16 el commercial motor vehicle operators. Such rules and regulations shall: 17 (i) set forth the requirements of, and criteria to be included in, the 18 training program which shall be no less than the entry-level driver 19 training requirements prescribed by the federal motor carrier safety 20 administration under Appendices A, C, D and E of part 380 of title 49 of 21 the Code of Federal Regulations, as may be amended from time to time; 22 and 23 (ii) include no less than three hundred hours of behind-the-wheel 24 training under the immediate supervision and control of an experienced 25 driver. 26 (c) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms shall have 27 the following meanings: 28 (i) "Young adult" shall mean an individual who is eighteen, nineteen 29 or twenty years old. 30 (ii) "Experienced driver" shall mean an individual who: 31 (A) is not less than twenty-one years of age; 32 (B) holds a valid class A commercial driver's license which is not 33 suspended, revoked or cancelled pursuant to the provisions of this chap- 34 ter, the vehicle and traffic law, or rules and regulations promulgated 35 thereunder and has held such commercial driver's license for at least 36 two years; 37 (C) has not, for at least a one-year period: been the operator of a 38 motor vehicle involved in an accident reportable to the federal motor 39 carrier safety administration, or been the operator of a commercial 40 motor vehicle involved in an accident reportable to the commissioner of 41 motor vehicles, or been convicted of a serious traffic violation, or 42 been convicted of any violation of title VII of the vehicle and traffic 43 law for which the commissioner of motor vehicles assesses points, or 44 been disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle pursuant to 45 this chapter, the vehicle and traffic law, or rules and regulations 46 promulgated thereunder; and 47 (D) has a minimum of one year of experience driving, in commerce, a 48 commercial motor vehicle which can only be operated with a class A 49 commercial driver's license. 50 (iii) "Serious traffic violation" shall have the same meaning as such 51 term is defined in subdivision four of section five hundred ten-a of the 52 vehicle and traffic law. 53 § 4. This act shall be deemed repealed if any federal agency deter- 54 mines in writing that this act would render New York state ineligible 55 for the receipt of federal funds or any court of competent jurisdictionA. 6295--A 3 1 finally determines that this act would render New York state out of 2 compliance with federal law or regulation. 3 § 5. Severability. If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, 4 section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris- 5 diction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invali- 6 date the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to 7 the clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof 8 directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have 9 been rendered. 10 § 6. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 11 it shall have become a law; provided that the commissioner of transpor- 12 tation shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the 13 occurrence of the repeal of this act provided for in section four of 14 this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and time- 15 ly effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of 16 New York in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of 17 the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.