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AB-1433 Transportation network companies.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1433


Introduced by Assembly Member Diep

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 5431 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1433, as introduced, Diep. Transportation network companies.
The Passenger Charter-party Carriers’ Act provides for the regulation of charter-party carriers of passengers by the Public Utilities Commission and includes specific requirements for liability insurance coverage, background checks, and other regulatory matters applicable to transportation network companies, as defined, and their participating drivers, as defined.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definitions that apply to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 5431 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

5431.
 For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings: definitions apply:
(a) “Participating driver” or “driver” means any a person who uses a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform to connect with passengers.
(b) “Personal vehicle” means a vehicle that is used by a participating driver to provide prearranged transportation services for compensation that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Has a passenger capacity of eight persons or less, including the driver.
(2) Is owned, leased, rented for a term that does not exceed 30 days, or otherwise authorized for use by the participating driver.
(3) Meets all inspection and other safety requirements imposed by the commission.
(4) Is not a taxicab or limousine.
(c) “Transportation network company” means an organization, including, but not limited to, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietor, or any other entity, operating in California that provides prearranged transportation services for compensation using an online-enabled application or platform to connect passengers with drivers using a personal vehicle.
(d) “Transportation network company insurance” means a liability insurance policy that specifically covers liabilities arising from a driver’s use of a vehicle in connection with a transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform.
(e) “Zero-emission vehicle” has the same meaning as in Section 44258 of the Health and Safety Code.