Issues: DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)

“Leandra’s Law” Passes in the Senate, Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Makes it a First-Time Felony Offense to Drive Drunk with a Child Passenger

November 18, 2009
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Senator Saland applauds the effort of County Clerks statewide

Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C Poughkeepsie) and Assemblyman Marc Molinaro (R,I,C Red Hook) applaud the efforts of County Clerks statewide to stop the new license plate mandate.

November 16, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - NYC

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Sen. Foley Calls on Gov. Paterson to Eliminate License Plate Fee

Sen. Brian X. Foley was joined by members of the Long Island/Upstate Caucus of the Senate Majority in calling for Gov. Paterson to eliminate the license plate re-issuance fee.

Below is the letter sent to Gov. Paterson by Sen. Foley and the rest of the Long Island/Upstate Senate Majority Caucus:

November 13, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on New York State Department of Transportation Five-Year Capital Plan - Greenburgh

Recognizing that the state's five-year capital program is essential to our state's economy and infrastructure, Senate Transportation Chair, Martin Malavé Dilan announced that the Senate will be holding statewide hearings on how best to move forward with a cost-effective transportation infrastructure plan.

November 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“The safety of drivers traveling between Vermont and New York must be of the utmost importance, that is why I support Governor Paterson’s decision to replace the Crown Point Bridge. The costs to repair the 80 year-old span are prohibitive compared to the long-term, regional safety and economic gains if the bridge were to be replaced all-together,” said Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

November 10, 2009
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Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

Uncut video of Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Department of Transportation's Five-Year Capital Plan in Syracuse, NY.

The State Department of Transportation’s Five Year Capital Plan, released last week, is a significant, essential first step to provide for the future needs of a modern, safe, reliable and efficient multimodal transportation system. The hearings have been called to give stakeholders the opportunity to identify those needs and the resources both necessary and available to meet them.

November 4, 2009
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Senator Saland and Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner Launch Petition to Fight the New License Plate Requirement

Over the next two years, beginning in April 2010, motorists will be forced to purchase new license plates when registering their vehicles, costing them $25. If you elect to keep your old plate numbers, expect to pay another $20.  The new plates are in addition to the increase in driver license and registration fees that took effect September 1, 2009. 

October 30, 2009
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Senator Saland and Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall Launch Petition to Fight the New License Plate Requirement

Over the next two years, beginning in April 2010, motorists will be forced to purchase new license plates when registering their vehicles, costing them $25. If you elect to keep your old plate numbers, expect to pay another $20.  The new plates are in addition to the increase in driver license and registration fees that took effect September 1, 2009. 

October 30, 2009
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Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Road and Bridge Report

I thank Comptroller DiNapoli for his in-depth report highlighting the near 20-year foray into the state’s dedicated road and bridge fund. I look forward to working with the Comptroller as we seek to restore and re-dedicate funding to our transportation infrastructure and avert another Crown Point Bridge.

Attached is Comptroller Dinapoli's report.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's report on the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund

October 30, 2009
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Seward & Lopez Fight DMV Fee Hikes

SCHOHARIE, 09/18/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I - Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I - Schoharie) were joined by Schoharie County Clerk M. Indica Jaycox, Greene County Clerk Mike Flynn, Columbia County Clerk Holly C. Tanner and Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, along with elected officials, including eight area town supervisors, at a press conference held this morning outside of the Schoharie County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. 

September 18, 2009
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A look at major DMV fee increases that took effect Tuesday, September 1 -- fees that I voted against and that were, in effect, imposed by the New York City Democrat Leadership. Click on Join the Fight to help me fight taxes and fees!

Average vehicle registration fee went from $44 for two years to $105 for drivers living in the MTA region.  Driver's license renewal fees went from $50 for an eight-year renewal to $80.50 in the MTA region.  Trailer registration now costs $42.50 on average, up from $34.

September 8, 2009
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Senator Flanagan Warns Long Islanders About New Motor Vehicle Costs

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is warning every New Yorker who drives a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an ATV, or a boat about new fees at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle (NYSDMV) that went into effect on September 1.  These new costs, which were approved by the Democratically-controlled Senate and Assembly earlier this year, will increase motor vehic

September 3, 2009
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Democrat's State Budget Increase DMV Fees Starting Today

Continuing the pile on from the disastrous 2009-2010 State Budget enacted by Democrats in both houses of the State Legislature and Governor Paterson, New Yorkers who drive a car, truck or any motor vehicle will be paying more with increased Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fees which will take effect starting today.  Most of the fees are increased by 25 percent on motor vehicles across the state.

September 1, 2009
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SENATE MAJORITY'S DISASTROUS BUDGET CONTINUES TO PILE ON MORE TAXES AND FEES

Drivers Licenses & Registrations to Increase 25% on September 1st

August 26, 2009
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