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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Mar 29, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S4334
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S4334 - Details
S4334 - Summary
Allows the use of the individual tax identification number when a legal immigrant applies for a driver's license or a renewal of a driver's license.
S4334 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4334 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certain requirements for obtaining a driver's license PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to allow legal immigrants to use their Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) in place of a Social Security Number when applying for a New York State driver's license. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 1 and paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, are amended to allow the use of an Individual tax Identification Number in place of a Social Security Number when applying for a driver's license or a renewal of a driver's license, when the applicant is a legal immigrant. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law anyone wishing to apply for a driver's license must have either a Social Security Number (SSN) or a letter from the social Security Administration along with INS documentation, showing that the applicant is not eligible for a SSN.
S4334 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4334 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 29, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 certain requirements for obtaining a driver's license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 1. Application for license. Application for a driver's license shall be made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be submitted with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi- ty, age, and fitness as may be required by the commissioner. The commis- sioner may also provide that the application procedure shall include the taking of a photo image or images of the applicant in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner. In addition, the commissioner also shall require that the applicant provide his or her social security number OR THE INDIVIDUAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER WHERE SUCH APPLICANT IS A LEGAL IMMIGRANT and provide space on the application so that the applicant may register in the New York state organ and tissue donor registry under section forty-three hundred ten of the public health law. In addition, an applicant for a commercial driver's license who will operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce shall certify that such applicant meets the requirements to operate a commercial motor vehicle, as set forth in public law 99-570, title XII, and title 49 of the code of federal regulations, and all regulations promulgated by the United States secretary of transportation under the hazardous materials transportation act. Upon a determination that the holder of a commercial driver's license has made any false statement, with respect to the application for such license, the commis- sioner shall revoke such license. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03675-01-1
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