senate Bill S929

Creates a vertical form of a license or identification card for persons under age 21

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Creates a vertical form of a license or identification card for persons under age 21.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1054
Versions:
S929
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง504, 503, 490 & 491, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S585, A2631
2007-2008: A10842

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BILL NUMBER:S929

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance, form
and expiration of licenses and identification cards for persons less
than twenty-one years of age

PURPOSE:
This legislation creates a vertical form of a license or
identification card for persons under age 21.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 1 of section 504 of the vehicle and
traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to provide a
vertical form of a license or identification card for persons under
age 21.

It also includes the date on which the individual turns 21. Upon
turning 21, the license of ID card would expire and new license would
be issued in horizontal form.

JUSTIFICATION:
Employing the use of differently-shaped driver's
licenses for those both under and over the age of 21 would make it
easier to quickly establish a person's legal age. It would provide a
design that gives residents, law enforcement, retailers and bankers a
cutting edge age verification and licensing system.

The legislation would also be an effective tool in combating the sale
of alcohol and tobacco to minors.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.8172 of 2008: Transportation
S.585 of 2009/10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however,
that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of
any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act
on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.

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

                                   929

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  the  issu-
  ance,  form  and  expiration  of licenses and identification cards for
  persons less than twenty-one years of age

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 504 of the vehicle and traffic law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C)  EVERY  LICENSE  OR  RENEWAL  THEREOF ISSUED TO A PERSON LESS THAN
TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE SHALL BE PORTRAIT OR VERTICAL IN FORM AND  EVERY
LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF ISSUED TO A PERSON TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR
OVER SHALL BE LANDSCAPE OR HORIZONTAL IN FORM. IN THE CASE OF A LICENSEE
WHO  IS  LESS  THAN  TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF AGE, THE LICENSE ISSUED SHALL
CONTAIN THE DATE ON WHICH THE LICENSEE WILL BECOME TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF
AGE.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1 of section 503 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) A LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL EXPIRE ON THE LICENSEE'S
TWENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY UNLESS OTHERWISE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED.
  S  3.  Subdivision  3 of section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D) EVERY IDENTIFICATION CARD OR RENEWAL THEREOF ISSUED  TO  A  PERSON
LESS  THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE SHALL BE PORTRAIT OR VERTICAL IN FORM
AND EVERY IDENTIFICATION CARD OR RENEWAL  THEREOF  ISSUED  TO  A  PERSON
TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF  AGE  OR  OVER SHALL BE LANDSCAPE OR HORIZONTAL IN
FORM. IN THE CASE OF A PERSON WHO IS LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF  AGE,
THE  IDENTIFICATION  CARD  ISSUED  SHALL  CONTAIN  THE DATE ON WHICH THE
PERSON WILL BECOME TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03651-01-1

S. 929                              2

  S 4. Subdivision 1 of section 491 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  580  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  1.  Period of validity. An identification card shall be valid from the
date of issuance until the date of expiration determined by the  commis-
sioner,  except  that  (a) any person sixty-two years of age or older or
(b) any recipient of supplemental security income  benefits  defined  in
section  two hundred eight of the social services law, shall be eligible
for a card which expires ten years after  the  date  of  issuance.  Such
dates  of  issuance  and expiration shall be noted on the identification
card. However, the prior identification card shall expire on the date of
issuance of a renewal of such prior identification card. The commission-
er may extend the period of validity of  an  identification  card  in  a
manner  and form prescribed by the commissioner.  AN IDENTIFICATION CARD
ISSUED TO A PERSON PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (D)  OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  NINETY  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  SHALL  EXPIRE ON THE
PERSON'S TWENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY UNLESS OTHERWISE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED.
  S 5. The department  of  motor  vehicles  shall  make  all  reasonable
efforts to replace licenses and identification cards issued prior to the
effective  date of this act to persons less than twenty-one years of age
within eighteen months of the effective date of this act.
  S 6. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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