S.1871 - Sami's Law116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 06/13/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1871 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/13/2019)
This bill directs the Department of Transportation to withhold specified graduated percentages of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway funds if the state has not enacted and is not enforcing certain transportation network company (TNC) vehicle identification laws. A "transportation network company" is an entity that uses a digital network to connect riders to drivers affiliated with the entity to transport the rider using a vehicle owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by the driver to a point chosen by the rider.
States must require TNC drivers to display (1) a front and rear license plate; (2) a scannable quick response or similar code on the windows for riders to verify that they are entering the correct authorized vehicle; and (3) illuminated signs that are visible in both day and night, and readable from fifty feet. Drivers must also get periodic safety inspections of their ride-hailing vehicle.
The bill prohibits the sale of illuminated TNC vehicle signs by any person other than a transportation network company and the display of such signs by individuals who are not authorized drivers.