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Hochul Announces New Legislation To Protect Limo Passengers Across NYS


Gov. Kathy Hochul has put forward actions to further enhance protections for limousine passengers across the state.

Hochul announced a legislative proposal that will significantly improve safety within the limousine industry and increase transparency for all passengers. The Stretch Limousine Passenger Safety Act will address legislative recommendations of the Stretch Limousine Passenger Safety Task Force. That includes requiring a minimum $10,000 fine for operating a suspended stretch limousine, improving data availability on limousine operators, requiring stretch limousines be equipped with enhanced safety features, and mandating all stretch limousine passengers be given a pre-trip safety briefing.

In a statement Hochul says the legislation will provide even more oversight and transparency to the limousine industry and will help to keep New Yorkers safe.

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