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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )
  

CHAPTER 10.5. App-Based Drivers and Services [7448 - 7467]

  ( Chapter 10.5 added November 3, 2020, by initiative Proposition 22, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 5. Antidiscrimination and Public Safety [7456 - 7462]
  ( Article 5 added November 3, 2020, by initiative Proposition 22, Sec. 1. )

  
7460.  

Zero Tolerance Policies. (a) A network company shall institute a “zero tolerance policy” that mandates prompt suspension of an app-based driver’s access to the network company’s online-enabled application or platform in any instance in which the network company receives a report through its online-enabled application or platform, or by any other company-approved method, from any person who reasonably suspects the app-based driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while providing rideshare services or delivery services.

(b) Upon receiving a report described in subdivision (a), a network company shall promptly suspend the app-based driver from the company’s online-enabled application or platform for further investigation.

(c) A network company may suspend access to the network company’s online-enabled application or platform for any app-based driver or customer found to be reporting an alleged violation of a zero tolerance policy as described in subdivision (a) where that driver or customer knows the report to be unfounded or based the report on an intent to inappropriately deny a driver access to the online-enabled application or platform.

(Added November 3, 2020, by initiative Proposition 22, Sec. 1. Effective December 16, 2020.)