S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 5, 2013
Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- 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 exempting
new electric vehicles, clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the
clean vehicle standards from the fees for the first year of registra-
tion of such vehicles; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding three new
sections 107-a, 114-e and 159-a to read as follows:
S 107-A. CLEAN FUEL VEHICLE. EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH QUALIFIES AS
CLEAN-FUEL VEHICLE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (C) OF SECTION ONE
HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE-A OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
S 114-E. ELECTRIC VEHICLE. EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH IS A QUALIFIED
ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (C) OF SECTION THIRTY OF THE
FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
S 159-A. VEHICLE THAT MEETS THE CLEAN VEHICLE STANDARDS. EVERY MOTOR
VEHICLE WHICH (A) IS CERTIFIED, AS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THE FEDERAL CLEAN AIR ACT (42 U.S.C. SECTION 7401 ET SEQ., AS AMENDED)
AS MEETING EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS FOR SUPER-ULTRA-LOW EMISSION VEHI-
CLES WHICH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS ADOPTED (CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGU-
LATIONS, TITLE 13) AND IS PERMITTED TO ADOPT UNDER 42 U.S.C. SECTION
7543, AND WHICH OTHER STATES ARE PERMITTED TO ADOPT UNDER 42 U.S.C.
SECTION 7503, AND (B) HAS A FUEL EFFICIENCY THAT IS AT LEAST ONE AND
ONE-HALF TIMES THE AVERAGE FUEL EFFICIENCY FOR VEHICLES IN ITS WEIGHT
S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph c-1 to read as follows:
C-1. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS
SECTION WITH RESPECT TO THE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES SHALL NOT APPLY
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 3565 2
TO THE FIRST YEAR OF REGISTRATION OF ANY NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE, CLEAN
FUEL VEHICLE OR VEHICLE THAT MEETS THE CLEAN VEHICLE STANDARDS.
S 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014 and shall expire Janu-
ary 1, 2018 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be