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Gov. Cuomo proposes a ban on some stretch limos

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 14:56:15-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll include safety reforms for limousines in his state budget proposal in response to the October crash of a stretch limo that killed 20 people in an upstate town.

The Democrat says he'll include stricter limo and large passenger vehicle regulations in the spending plan he's releasing Tuesday afternoon.

Cuomo's proposals include a ban on reconfigured limos like the modified SUV that crashed into a store's parking lot in Schoharie on Oct. 6, killing the driver, 17 passengers and two pedestrians.

Prosecutors have charged the operator of the limo company with criminally negligent homicide, alleging he allowed an improperly licensed driver to operate a vehicle deemed unserviceable by state inspectors.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation