New York Vehicle & Traffic Law

Sec. § 509-I
Notification of a Conviction Resulting From a Violation of This Chapter in This State or a Motor Vehicle Conviction in Another State and ...


§ 509-i. Notification of a conviction resulting from a violation of this chapter in this state or a motor vehicle conviction in another state and license revocation.

1.

A driver who receives a notice that his or her license, permit or privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended or withdrawn or who is convicted of a violation of such provisions of this chapter as shall constitute a misdemeanor or a felony in any jurisdiction shall notify the motor carrier that employs such person of the contents of the notice before the end of the business day following the day he or she received it. A driver who fails to notify his or her employer of such suspension, revocation or conviction of a violation of such provisions of this chapter as shall constitute a misdemeanor or a felony shall be subject to a five (5) working day suspension, or a suspension equivalent to the number of working days such driver was not in compliance with this article, whichever is longer. 1-a. A driver who is convicted of a traffic infraction in any jurisdiction shall notify his or her employer within five (5) working days from the date of conviction. A driver who fails to notify his or her employer of such conviction within the five (5) working day period shall be subject to a five (5) working day suspension; provided, however, that a first such infraction occurring on or before September sixteenth, nineteen hundred eighty-six, shall not subject such violator to the said suspension. 1-b. A driver who is involved in an accident of a nature or type set forth in section five hundred nine-a of this article in any jurisdiction shall notify his or her employer within five working days from the date of the accident. A driver who fails to notify his or her employer of such accident within the five working day period shall be subject to a five working day suspension.

2.

Any driver who is convicted of an offense listed in section five hundred nine-c of this article that would disqualify such driver from operating a bus shall provide notice of such conviction in writing by the following business day to the motor carrier that employs such person. The motor carrier shall not permit any driver who fails to provide such notice to operate a bus.

3.

The commissioner upon receipt of information that a driver’s license, permit or privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended or withdrawn in this state or elsewhere shall notify all motor carriers who have notified the commissioner of the employment of such driver; and may, if requested by a political subdivision which contracts with a motor carrier for the transportation of school children, provide such notice to the political subdivision.

4.

In addition to the requirements of subdivision three of this section, the commissioner shall notify the motor carrier of any conviction for any traffic violation or accident resulting from operation of a motor vehicle against a bus driver employed by the motor carrier, shall require payment of the fee necessary to defray the cost of the notification, and shall require all motor carriers to establish an escrow account with the department which shall be used to pay for the costs incurred by the department when it informs the motor carrier of a driver’s conviction or accident; and may, if requested by a political subdivision which contracts with a motor carrier for the transportation of school children, provide such notice to the political subdivision.
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