20.An applicant or driver shall be prohibited from utilizing the transportation network company's digital network as a transportation network company driver or from providing a prearranged ride as a transportation network company driver if:
a.The applicant or driver has been convicted of one or more of the following crimes:
(1)In New Jersey, any crime as follows: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, escape, extortion, homicide, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, or endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to N.J.S.2C:24-4, whether or not armed with or having possession of any weapon enumerated in subsection r. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, a crime pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.2C:39-3, N.J.S.2C:39-4, or N.J.S.2C:39-9, or other than a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense for the unlawful use, possession or sale of a controlled dangerous substance as defined in N.J.S.2C:35-2.
(2)In any other state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States, as a result of a conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, a crime which in that other jurisdiction is comparable to one of the crimes enumerated in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
If an applicant or driver who has been convicted of one of the crimes enumerated in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection produces a valid certificate of rehabilitation issued pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2007, c.327 (C.2A:168A-8) or, if the criminal offense occurred outside the State, an equivalent certificate from the jurisdiction where the criminal offense occurred, the criminal offense shall not disqualify the applicant or driver from accessing the transportation network company's digital network as a transportation network company driver or from providing prearranged rides as a transportation network company driver. A transportation network company, or a third party designated by the transportation network company, shall take reasonable measures to confirm the validity of the certificate, such as contacting the relevant court or government agency;
b.The applicant's or driver's driving record check reveals more than three moving violations in the prior three-year period, or one of the following violations in the prior three-year period:
(1)driving under the influence pursuant to R.S.39:4-50;
(2)resisting arrest; eluding an officer pursuant to N.J.S.2C:29-2;
(3)reckless driving pursuant to R.S.39:4-96;
(4)driving with a suspended or revoked license pursuant to R.S.39:3-40; or
(5)a violation committed in any other state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States that is comparable to one of the violations enumerated in paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) of this subsection;
c.The applicant or driver is a match in the United States Department of Justice's Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website;
d.The applicant or driver is not a holder of a valid basic driver's license;
e.The applicant or driver does not possess proof of valid vehicle registration for the driver's personal vehicle to be used to provide prearranged rides;
f.The applicant or driver does not possess proof of valid automobile liability insurance for the personal vehicle; or
g.The applicant or driver is under 21 years of age.
L.2017, c.26, s.20.