|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 29, 2013||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 22, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 17, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 16, 2013||1st report cal.342|
|Mar 15, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S4245
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4245 - Details
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §202-b, V & T L
S4245 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4245 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to sanctions for credit card charge backs on motor vehicle fees Purpose of the Bill: This bill would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to impose sanctions against persons who pay for fees with a credit card and thereafter use the card "charge back" system to avoid payment. Summary of Provisions: Section one of the bill would amend Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 202-b by providing for possible suspension of a customer's driver's license and/or registration when the fee for those documents was paid by credit card and the customer subsequently contests the credit card charge such that the fee is charged back to DMV. The customer would be given time to make payment prior to the suspension taking effect. Section two of the bill would provide that the law becomes effective in 120 days. Existing Law: VTL § 202-b currently authorizes DMV to impose a penalty and suspend licenses and registrations only for dishonored checks.
S4245 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4245 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- (at request of the Department of Motor Vehicles) -- 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 sanctions for credit card charge backs on motor vehicle fees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 202-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 190 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: S 202-b. Penalties for submission of dishonored checks AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. A thirty-five dollar penalty fee shall be charged to any person who has submitted a check to the commissioner or his or her agent as payment for any license, permit or registration or any other type of fee for any type of transaction as required by this chapter and such check has been dishonored. Such thirty-five dollar penalty shall be added to the amount due to the commissioner. In addition, any or all licenses, permits or registrations issued in the name of such person may be suspended WHERE SUCH PERSON'S CHECK HAS BEEN DISHONORED, OR, IN THE CASE OF A CREDIT CARD PAYMENT, WHERE THE PAYMENT IS CONTESTED AND IS NOT HONORED BY THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY and, if a suspension has been issued, any other transaction in the name of such person with this department may be prohibited until full satisfaction of the amount due to the commissioner and, IN THE CASE OF A DISHONORED CHECK, the thirty-five dollar penalty fee is paid to the commissioner. No such suspension shall be issued until thirty days after notification that the check has been dishonored OR THE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN HONORED BY THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY is mailed to such person. If satisfaction is made within thirty days from the date of mailing of such notification, no suspension shall be issued. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to all payments received on or after such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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