senate Bill S99

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Excludes a social security number or social security card from documentation required to be provided to renew an existing driver's license

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Mar 31, 2011 committee discharged and committed to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

S99 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2179

S99 - Bill Texts

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Excludes a social security number or card from documentation required to renew an existing driver's license.

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BILL NUMBER:S99 REVISED 12/30/11

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certain
requirements for renewing a driver's license

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Excludes a social security number or social security card from
documentation required to be provided to renew an existing driver's
license.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Amends Section 502(6)(a) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Provides that an applicant for renewal of a driver's license shall
not be required to provide his or her social security number or show
a social security card even if such number or card was not provided
to the Department in a previous transaction.

Section 2 - Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:

To reduce the constant worry of having to provide a social security
card and or information when renewing a driver's license as well as
making the process a lot easier and faster.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011: S.99 - Discharged from Transportation and Committed
to Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
2009-10: S.2179 - Referred to Transportation/A.329 - Referred
to Transportation; Enacting Clause Stricken
2007-08: A.1729 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become
a law.

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

                                   99

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 renewing a driver's license

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the  vehi-
cle and  traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part K of chapter 59 of
the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  A  license  issued  pursuant  to subdivision five of this section
shall be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless  such
license  is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be renewed
by submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by  law,
proofs  of  prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision prescribed by
the  commissioner,  the  applicant's  social  security  number,  and  if
required  by  the  commissioner  a  photo image of the applicant in such
numbers and form as the commissioner shall prescribe.  AN APPLICANT  FOR
RENEWAL  SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED  TO PROVIDE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER OR SHOW A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD EVEN IF SUCH NUMBER  OR  CARD  WAS
NOT  PROVIDED  TO THE DEPARTMENT IN A PREVIOUS TRANSACTION. In addition,
an applicant for renewal of a license containing  a  hazardous  material
endorsement  shall  pass  an examination to retain such endorsement. The
commissioner shall, with respect to the renewal of a hazardous materials
endorsement,  comply  with  the  requirements  imposed  upon  states  by
sections  383.141  and  1572.13 of title 49 of the code of federal regu-
lations. A renewal of such license shall be issued by  the  commissioner
upon  approval of such application, except that no such license shall be
issued if its issuance would be  inconsistent  with  the  provisions  of
section  five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the commis-
sioner may refuse to renew such license if the applicant is  the  holder

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02210-01-1

S. 99                               2

of  a  currently  valid  or renewable license to drive issued by another
state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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