Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a package of bills focused on regulating the limousine industry in New York.
The push for legislation came from loved ones of the 20 people lost in the Schoharie limo crash of October 2018.
The 10 bills were passed three weeks ago. They include requirements for seat belts, GPS, and commercial licenses for drivers.
But one of the biggest portions of this package gives the state the authority to impound or pull unsafe limos off the road. This comes after the 2001 Ford Excursion limo involved in the Schoharie crash had failed multiple inspections just months before the tragedy.
Nauman Hussain, the operator of Prestige Limousine, faces 20 counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Prosecutors say he knew that limo was not safe to be on the road.
The law now allows the state to impound defective limos, and they won't be released to the owner until the vehicles pass re-inspection.