senate Bill S454

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for a discount on driver's license renewal fees for senior citizens

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S454 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3810
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง503, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5864

S454 - Bill Texts

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Provides for a discount on driver's license renewal fees for senior citizens.

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BILL NUMBER:S454

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing for a
discount on driver's license renewal fees for senior citizens

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The legislation will provide for a 10% discount to senior citizens at
least 65 years of age for driver's license renewal fees.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends the paragraph (C) of subdivision 2 of
section 503 of the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new
subparagraph (v) to provide a 10% discount for driver's license
renewal fees to senior citizens at least 65 years of age.

Section 2 provides for this act to take effect on the ninetieth day
after it shall become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:
Over the last decade and especially since the financial collapse in
late 2008, the large majority of Senior Citizens in the state have
incurred an ever-increasing financial burden as a result of increased
property taxes, overwhelming healthcare and medication costs, in
addition to escalating costs for heating and transportation. Yet most
of these senior citizens are on extremely limited fixed-incomes and
are in no position to absorb these increases. Furthermore, given the
state of the economy and performance of the stock market since 2008,
many of these same Senior Citizens have lost hundreds of thousands of
dollars they had saved for their retirement and are forced with the
prospect of losing their homes in order to survive.

Although the costs of Driver's License Renewals have grown at a
reasonable rate, it would be a welcome benefit to Senior Citizens to
be provided with a discount on these renewal costs. While this may
not save each individual Senior Citizen large sums of money, it will
be a gesture of support and respect to provide this discount and
thereby lessen the financial burden - if only a little.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.5864

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   454

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  providing
  for a discount on driver's license renewal fees for senior citizens

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 of section 503 of the  vehi-
cle  and traffic law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (v) to read
as follows:
  (V) PROVIDED THAT FOR A SENIOR CITIZEN, THE RENEWAL FEE SHALL  BE  TEN
PERCENT LESS THAN THE FEES OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY THIS PARAGRAPH. FOR THE
PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, THE TERM "SENIOR CITIZEN" MEANS A PERSON
AT LEAST SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03374-01-3

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