Senate Bill S4140

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires applicants for the renewal of a driver's license to prove they have acceptable vision to operate a motor vehicle

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2013-S4140 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6172
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5904, A8803
2015-2016: S2851
2017-2018: S3542
2019-2020: S391
2021-2022: S4568
2023-2024: S3086

2013-S4140 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires applicants for the renewal of a driver's license to prove they have acceptable vision to operate a motor vehicle.

2013-S4140 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S4140 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4140

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  requiring
  applicants  for the renewal of a driver's license to complete a vision
  test

  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.    SUCH  PROOF  OF
ACCEPTABLE  VISION  SHALL  REQUIRE  THE  APPLICANT TO PASS A VISION TEST
ADMINISTERED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER AGENT,  OR  TO  SUBMIT  A
CERTIFICATION, SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, NURSE PRACTI-
TIONER,  OPTOMETRIST  OR  OPTICIAN,  ATTESTING  THAT  THE  APPLICANT HAS
ADEQUATE VISION TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS DETERMINED BY THE  COMMIS-
SIONER.  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 regulations. 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05527-01-3
              

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