A10491 Summary:

SPONSORRules (Cook)
Amd §301, V & T L
Prohibits the New York state inspection of vehicles used for a for-hire service if such vehicles have out-of-state license plates.
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A10491 Actions:

05/29/2024referred to transportation
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A10491 Committee Votes:

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A10491 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A10491 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Rules (Cook)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring that all for-hire vehicles have New York state license plates in order to receive a New York state inspection   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will ensure that the insurance pool of New York State for-hire vehicle operators remains in New York, to prevent out of state plates and insurance from being part of the day-to-day operations of the for- hire marketplace   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 301 of the vehicle and traffic law to require that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles issue New York state inspections to for-hire vehicles with 9 passengers or more only to those for-hire vehicles that maintain New York State license plates Section 2 is and immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Many for-hire vehicle operators have opted for out-of-state insurance, have out-of-state plates, yet maintain a New York State inspection for operation. Out-of-state insurance is notably cheaper, however, the mass exodus of in-state insurance has reduced the risk pool and driven up costs for everyone else. New York State has the highest insurance costs in the country, according to the New York Civil Justice Institute, which says the rates charged for auto, health and other premiums are putting the squeeze on consum- er's wallets. The report found that New York tops the nation with the highest auto insurance premiums, averaging $4,769 annually for full coverage. Those costs represent more' than 13% of the state's median individual income, which the report's authors said creates a "substan- tial financial burden on residents." The report also took a deep dive into factors contributing to the soar- ing insurance costs, saying they "significantly impact affordability and availability" for consumers and businesses that operate in the state.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: N/A.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.
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A10491 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 29, 2024
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Cook) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
          that all for-hire vehicles have New York state license plates in order
          to receive a New York state inspection
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 301 of the vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law is amended to read as follows:
     3    (b)  (1)  The  commissioner  shall  also require the inspection of any
     4  motor vehicle duly registered under the laws of another state,  a  prov-
     5  ince of Canada, a territory or a federal district to the extent to which
     6  such  state,  province,  territory  or  federal  district  requires  the
     7  inspection of motor vehicles duly registered  under  the  laws  of  this
     8  state;  provided, however, that a motor vehicle used to carry passengers
     9  for hire in for-hire vans and buses greater than nine passengers capaci-
    10  ty have New York state issued license plates to receive a New York State
    11  DOT inspection a for-hire vehicle service under an authorization  issued
    12  by  a  municipality  shall  not  be  inspected  in  accordance  with the
    13  provisions of this section unless  such  motor  vehicle  used  to  carry
    14  passengers  for  hire in a for-hire vehicle is duly registered under the
    15  laws of this state.
    16    (2) For the purposes of this paragraph, the following terms shall have
    17  the following meanings:
    18    (A) "for-hire vehicle" shall mean a motor vehicle carrying  passengers
    19  for  hire in the city, with a seating capacity of twenty-four passengers
    20  or less, not including the driver; and
    21    (B) "seating capacity" shall include any plain view location which  is
    22  capable  of  accommodating  a  normal  adult  as part of an overall seat
    23  configuration and design and is likely to be used as a seating  position
    24  while the vehicle is in motion.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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