Lawmakers introduce proposal to close limousine regulation loopholes

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New York Representatives are looking to change federal limousine regulations following a deadly crash in Schoharie earlier this year.

Reps. John Faso (R), Paul Tonko (D), and Elise Stefanik (R) introduced a proposal would close a loophole in current law that allows retrofitted limousines to skirt requirements as re-sold vehicles and to avoid compliance with the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations. 

Lawmakers say currently, vehicles that are purchased and then lengthened to increase capacity are not subject to the same safety regulations. 

In October, a limousine crash in Schoharie County killed 20 people and is currently under state and federal investigations.

Read the proposal.

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