as amended, Bonilla. Transportation network companies: insurance
begin delete coverage: disclosure.end delete
Under existing law, the Passenger Charter-party Carriers’ Act, the Public Utilities Commission has adopted rules and regulations relating to public safety risks in the operation of transportation services utilizing transportation network companies. Those regulations define a transportation network company as an organization operating in California that provides prearranged transportation services for compensation using an online-enabled platform to connect passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles. Existing regulations of the commission require, among other things, a transportation network company to acquire a commercial liability policy for incidents involving transportation network company vehicles and drivers in transit to or during a transportation network company trip.
This bill would
begin delete more broadlyend delete define “transportation network company” begin delete by excluding the requirement that a transportation network company trip be prearrangedend delete and would require a transportation network company to disclose in writing to participating drivers, as part of its agreement with those drivers, the insurance coverage and limits of liability provided by the transportation network company and to advise a participating driver in writing that the driver’s personal automobile insurance policy may not provide coverage while the driver makes himself or herself available for transportation network company services.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 5430) is
2added to Division 2 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:
As used in this chapter, a “transportation network
7company” is an organization, including, but not limited to, a
8corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor, operating in California
9that provides transportation services for compensation
10using an online-enabled application or platform to connect
11passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles.
begin deleteA end deletetransportation network company shall disclose
13in writing to participating drivers, as part of its agreement with
14those drivers, the insurance coverage and limits of liability that
15the transportation network company provides while a driver makes
16himself or herself available for transportation network company
17services, and shall advise a participating driver in writing that the
18driver’s personal automobile insurance policy may not provide
19coverage while the driver makes himself or herself available for
20transportation network company services.