Stephen M. Saland's posts related to Dmv (Department Of Motor Vehicles)

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO NOTIFY PARENTS REGARDING TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS OF YOUNG DRIVERS PASSES SENATE

Parents would be informed they have a right to withdraw consent of driving privileges

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to require the court to notify parents that their child, who holds a junior driver’s license or a learner’s permit, has committed a traffic infraction. The bill also requires that the notice inform parents they have the right to withdraw their consent for their child to continue to hold a junior license or permit (S.1419).

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SENATE PASSES BRIDGE REFORM ACT

Legislation will ensure funding goes directly to road and bridge repair

The New York State Senate today passed the Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act, also known as the BRIDGE Reform Act. The bill (S.1071 will ensure that the dedicated fund, originally enacted in 1991, will go towards rebuilding, replacing and reconditioning highways and bridges to improve the safety of drivers who travel them.

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SALAND’S PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE MTA PAYROLL TAX AND INCREASES ON MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES

MTA’s spending to be capped: Stop them in their tracks

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) introduced legislation this week to eliminate the MTA payroll tax, roll back the supplemental registration and license fees on motor vehicles and reduce scheduled MTA fare increases.

In 2009, Saland and his Senate Republican colleagues railed against the MTA bail-out plan that imposed a job-killing payroll tax on employers in the MTA region and increased motor vehicle license and registration fees. Vowing to right the wrong supported by the previous State Democrat leadership, the Senate Republicans successfully fought to reduce the payroll tax on 80% of businesses and all schools and libraries.

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