* S 399-k. Accident prevention course internet technology pilot program. The commissioner shall establish and implement a comprehensive pilot program to review and study internet, and other technologies as approved by the commissioner, as a training method for the administration and completion of an approved accident prevention course for the purposes of granting point and insurance premium reduction benefits. * NB Repealed May 31, 2019 * S 399-l. Application. Applicants for participation in the pilot program established pursuant to this article shall be among those accident prevention course sponsoring agencies that have a course approved by the commissioner pursuant to article twelve-B of this title prior to the effective date of this article and which deliver such course to the public. Provided, however, the commissioner may, in his or her discretion, approve applications after such date. In order to be approved for participation in such pilot program, the course must comply with the provisions of law, rules and regulations applicable thereto. The commissioner may, in his or her discretion, impose a fee for the submission of each application to participate in the pilot program established pursuant to this article. Such fee shall not exceed seven thousand five hundred dollars. The proceeds from such fee shall be deposited in the accident prevention course internet technology pilot program fund as established by section eighty-nine-g of the state finance law. * NB Repealed May 31, 2019 * S 399-m. Pilot program scope and duration. The commissioner shall conduct a pilot program designed to evaluate utilizing internet, and other technologies as approved by the commissioner, for delivering accident prevention courses for point and insurance premium reduction benefits to the public by permitting qualifying applicants to participate in the pilot program for a period of five years. * NB Repealed May 31, 2019 * S 399-n. Regulations. 1. The commissioner is authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this article and to insure that internet, and other technology as approved by the commissioner, delivered accident prevention courses established pursuant to this article can validate: student identity at registration and throughout the course; participation throughout the course; that the time requirements are met; and successful completion of the course. Provided, however, that any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article shall not stipulate any particular location for delivery of an accident prevention course or limit the time of day during which such course may be taken. 2. The commissioner is authorized to impose a fee upon each accident prevention course sponsoring agency approved for participation in the pilot program, which shall not exceed eight dollars for each student who completes an accident prevention course by means of the pilot program established pursuant to this article. * NB Repealed May 31, 2019 * S 399-o. Report by commissioner. Within five years of the establishment and implementation of this article, the commissioner shall report to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly on the accident prevention course internet, and other technology as approved by the commissioner, pilot program and its results. Such report shall include recommendations as to the future use of internet and other technologies as an effective way, in addition to classroom presentation, to deliver to the public approved accident prevention courses, and qualifications for participants in such approved internet and other technology-delivered programs. * NB Repealed May 31, 2019 Top of Page
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