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SB-1080 Transportation network companies: driver requirements and identification.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 5445.3 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

5445.3.
 (a) A participating driver is required to possess either of the following:
(1) A valid driver’s license issued by the State of California.
(2) (A) In the case of a nonresident active duty military member or a nonresident dependent of an active duty military member, a valid driver’s license issued by the other state or territory of the United States in which the member or dependent is a resident.
(B) A transportation network company shall comply with the provisions of Section 5445.2 and obtain and review the driving history report from the state or territory of the United States that issued the individual’s driver’s license before permitting a nonresident active duty military member or a nonresident dependent of an active duty military member to act as a participating driver and shall ensure that the driver satisfies all requirements applicable to participating drivers, including, but not limited to, the regulations of the commission and the applicable requirements of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A transportation network company shall notify all participating drivers of the applicability of the Vehicle Code and of the code’s availability, including, in particular, Sections 23123 and 23123.5 (relating to the hands-free device laws), Section 21760 (the “Three Feet for Safety Act), and Section 22454 (relating to rules of the road relating to schoolbuses), of the Vehicle Code, to all participating drivers, either on the transportation network company’s Internet Web site or on its application.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.