senate Bill S2130

Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to suspend the licenses of persons who fail to appear or pay fines to the New York city taxi and limousine commission

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 18 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1129
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to suspend the drivers licenses and vehicle registrations of persons who fail to appear before or pay fines to the New York city taxi and limousine commission; directs the New York city taxi and limousine commission to notify the commissioner of motor vehicles of persons who fail to appear before or pay fines to such commission; and requires any suspension of a driver's license or registration shall not take effect less than thirty days from the day upon which notice is sent to person whose driver's license or vehicle registration are to be suspended.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2130
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19-528, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1068

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2130

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
suspending certain licenses for failure to answer appearance tickets or
pay fines to the New York city taxi and limousine commission

PURPOSE:
This bill authorizes the commissioner of
motor vehicles to
suspend the licenses of persons who fail to appear or pay fines to
the New York city taxi limousine commission.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section amends subdivision b of section 19-528
of the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new
paragraph 4. The commissioner of motor vehicles may Suspend the
driver's license privileges of a person who has failed to appear
within 120 days of the issuance of violation. This suspension shall
take effect no less than 30 days from the day Upon which notice is
sent by the commissioner to the person whose driver's license or
registration are to be suspended.

JUSTIFICATION:
The City of New York is owed $97
million in fines that
have not been collected on vans, livery cabs and other vehicles
regulated by the Taxi Limousine Commission
(NEW YORK POST, November 26, 2003, pg. 2.).
These fines
have gone uncollected for a period of 13 years according to an
audit by the City Comptroller's office. Licenses are currently
renewed without fines being paid.

This bill puts and end to this practice by allowing the Department
of Motor Vehicles to suspend licenses of those drivers who fail
to pay their fines.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2130

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KRUGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to suspending certain licenses for failure to answer appear-
  ance tickets or pay fines to the New  York  city  taxi  and  limousine
  commission

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision b of section 19-528 of the administrative  code
of  the  city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph 4 to read
as follows:
  4. TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHEN THE COMMISSION OR
ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL THEREOF FINDS A  PERSON  HAS  FAILED  TO  APPEAR
WITHIN  ONE  HUNDRED  AND TWENTY DAYS OF THE RETURN DATE OR A NEW SUBSE-
QUENT AND ADJOURNED DATE, PURSUANT TO AN APPEARANCE TICKET CHARGING SUCH
PERSON WITH A VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE, OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMUL-
GATED UNDER THIS TITLE, PROHIBITING THE OPERATION OF A TAXICAB OR LIVERY
WITHOUT A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION OR WITH A LICENSE  ISSUED  BY
THE  COMMISSION  WHICH  HAS BEEN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED, OR THE FAILURE TO
PAY A FINE IMPOSED BY THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES
OR HIS OR HER AGENT MAY SUSPEND THE DRIVER'S LICENSE  OR  PRIVILEGES  OF
SUCH  PERSON  AND REGISTRATION OF SUCH VEHICLE PENDING RECEIPT OF NOTICE
FROM THE COMMISSION OR ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL THEREOF THAT SUCH  PERSON
HAS  APPEARED  IN  RESPONSE  TO  SUCH APPEARANCE TICKET OR HAS PAID SUCH
FINE. SUCH SUSPENSION SHALL TAKE EFFECT NO LESS THAN  THIRTY  DAYS  FROM
THE  DAY  UPON  WHICH NOTICE THEREOF IS SENT BY SUCH COMMISSIONER TO THE
PERSON WHOSE DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PRIVILEGES, OR WHOSE VEHICLE  REGISTRA-
TION ARE TO BE SUSPENDED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06514-01-1

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