Operator Kevin Barwell points out the stretch involved in last year's fatal crash was nearly 20 years old and technology has changed since then.
The operator is now linked to an inspector's sticker ordering the stretched involved in the deadly Oct. 6 New York accident be taken out of service for brake problems.
Only the bill requiring more insurance passed both houses in June before the legislative session ended.
Of the Senate’s package of nine safety bills, only one increasing insurance limits also passed the Assembly.
Fatal crashes in 2015 and 2018 loom large over concerns about varying regulations for modified stretches.
Lawmakers want to act now before another tragedy occurs.
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
The NTSB has put out its priorities for the next year, and taking steps to make limousines safer is not one of them.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The DOT says it was only doing its job.
A recent public hearing underscored the political will to add rules on the use of stretch limousines in the state.
Operators say the industry is already over-regulated and blame lies with state regulators who don't enforce laws on the books.
Senators want to solicit more views on passed and proposed safety measures for limousine operations.
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