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HB24-1129

Protections for Delivery Network Company Drivers

Concerning protections for drivers engaged with delivery network companies.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill requires a delivery network company (DNC) operating in the state to provide various disclosures to its drivers and to consumers of the DNC regarding payments that a consumer makes to the DNC and the amount that the DNC then pays to a driver.

The bill also requires a DNC to provide specified disclosures to the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment regarding the DNC's operations in the state. The division shall make this information available to the public.

The bill imposes specific requirements on the manner in which a DNC may provide contracts to drivers and merchants.

The bill specifies how a DNC may deactivate a driver from the DNC's digital platform, including:

  • Requiring that a DNC disclose specified information about the DNC's deactivation policy to drivers;
  • Imposing requirements for how a DNC may amend the DNC's deactivation policy; and
  • Creating procedures for a deactivation reconsideration meeting for administrative review of a driver's deactivation.

The division may adopt rules to provide reasonable safety and health protections for drivers. The bill requires that, when a DNC connects a consumer to a driver, the DNC prompt the consumer to encourage the consumer to ensure driver safety upon arrival, including ensuring a clear, well-lit, safe delivery path.

The bill requires that DNCs allow drivers at least 120 seconds to decide to accept a delivery task offer.

The division may impose fines against a DNC for violations of the bill. A consumer or driver aggrieved by a violation may file a civil suit against the DNC that committed the violation.

The director of the division is required to adopt rules necessary to implement the requirements of the bill by April 1, 2025.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Mabrey, Rep. S. Vigil
Sen. N. Hinrichsen

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