senate Bill S1899

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides a one time fee for the registration of historic motor vehicles

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S1899 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง401, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3213
2009-2010: A10698

S1899 - Bill Texts

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Provides a one time fee of one hundred dollars for the registration of historic motor vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S1899

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to registration fees for historic vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to a one time registration of
antique vehicles, street rods, and custom vehicles.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 401 of vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new schedule M to read as follows: M. Schedule for
antique vehicles, street rods, and custom vehicles. For each motor vehi-
cle which is owned or operated as an exhibition piece or a collector's
item, and which is used for participation in club activities, exhibits,
tours, parades, occasional transportation and similar uses, but not used
for general daily transportation, a one-time initial registration fee of
one-hundred dollars.

JUSTIFICATION: With New York State facing an ever-increasing budget
deficit, this legislation could present an influx of income from the
collection of this one-time registration fee, and realize roughly
between $12 million to $20 million dollars of revenue.

As market trends come and go, it seems that the antique car, street rod,
and custom car segment remains a consistent and popular segment of the
automotive market. For many vehicle enthusiasts in New York and through-
out America, building, maintaining, and enjoying their vehicles is a
favorite pastime, preserving a slice of American History. The owners of
these vehicles have been very strong proponents of this one-time regis-
tration proposal.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - Passed Senate; Held in Transportation
Committee in Assembly. 2012 - Passed Senate; Held in Transportation
Committee in Assembly.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1899

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 registration
  fees for historic vehicles

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

  Section  1.  Schedule G of subdivision 7 of section 401 of the vehicle
and traffic law, as amended by section 25 of part G of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  G. Schedule for historical motor  vehicles.  For  each  motor  vehicle
which  is  owned and operated as an exhibition piece or collectors item,
and is used  for  participation  in  club  activities,  exhibit,  tours,
parades,  occasional  transportation  and similar uses, but not used for
general daily transportation, [an annual fee of twenty-eight dollars and
seventy-five cents] A ONE TIME FEE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. For  purposes
of  this  paragraph,  a  historical motor vehicle shall mean any vehicle
manufactured more than twenty-five years prior to the  current  calendar
year,  and any other model, year and type vehicle which has unique char-
acteristics and which is determined by the commissioner to be of histor-
ical, classic or exhibition value.  Registration plates for  such  vehi-
cles  shall  be  of  a type and design approved by the commissioner, but
shall be of a distinctive nature.  Except that, with the approval of the
commissioner, an owner of any  such  vehicle  may  utilize  registration
plates  issued in the year corresponding to the model year date in which
the vehicle was manufactured, if  the  registration  plate  is  legible,
durable,  and  serviceable,  of  this  state,  and accurate in color, as
determined by  the  department.  Nothing  in  this  paragraph  shall  be
construed  to  prohibit the use of previously issued registration plates
that have been restored, without deviation from their original  alphanu-
meric or pictorial content, to such condition as otherwise satisfies all

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01449-01-3

S. 1899                             2

applicable  requirements.  Such plates shall be used only for the opera-
tion of the motor vehicle listed on the registration application and  on
other  motor  vehicles  which  would qualify for registration under this
schedule  owned  by persons other than the registrant for the purpose of
test driving by the registrant or his or her agent  in  anticipation  of
possible  purchase.  No such registration will be issued unless evidence
of financial security, in a form  prescribed  by  the  commissioner,  is
submitted  which  provides  coverage for the motor vehicle listed on the
registration application and for non-owned motor vehicles being operated
with such plates.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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