senate Bill S5965B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the department of motor vehicles to issue limited purpose drivers' licenses

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2014 print number 5965b
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Oct 28, 2013 print number 5965a
amend and recommit to rules
Oct 23, 2013 referred to rules

Bill Amendments

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S5965 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8257A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §503-a, V & T L

S5965 - Summary

Authorizes the department of motor vehicles to issue limited purpose drivers' licenses to certain applicants.

S5965 - Sponsor Memo

S5965 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5965

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the department of motor vehicles to issue drivers' licenses to certain
  aliens

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 503-a to read as follows:
  S  503-A.  DRIVERS'  LICENSES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS. 1. THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL, SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS  SECTION,  ISSUE  A  DRIVER'S
LICENSE TO A FOREIGN NATIONAL WHO IS AN APPLICANT FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE
AND  WHO  MEETS  THE  APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER BUT WHO IS
UNABLE TO SATISFY THE FORMS FOR PROOF OF IDENTITY PRESCRIBED IN  SECTION
FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  TO  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  A  DRIVER'S LICENSE UNDER THIS SECTION, THE
APPLICANT MUST:
  (A)(I) PRESENT TO THE DEPARTMENT A VALID PASSPORT ISSUED TO THE APPLI-
CANT BY HIS OR HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, A CURRENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT BY THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IN THE UNITED STATES
OF HIS OR HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, OR A CONSULAR REPORT OF THE APPLI-
CANT'S BIRTH.
  (II) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE  ACCEPTANCE  OF  ALTERNATIVE
FORMS  OF  IDENTIFICATION  TO THE IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED UNDER SUBPARA-
GRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH INCLUDING A VALID, UNEXPIRED  MOTOR  VEHICLE
OPERATOR'S  LICENSE  ISSUED BY ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTRY, A VALID FOREIGN
VOTER REGISTRATION CARD, A CERTIFIED  COPY  OF  A  MARRIAGE  CERTIFICATE
ISSUED  WITHIN  THE  UNITED  STATES, A CERTIFIED SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT AND A
BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE OR OTHER SIMILAR DOCUMENT;
  (B) SUBMIT PROOF, TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE DEPARTMENT, OF AN  ESTAB-
LISHED  RESIDENCY  IN THIS STATE FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS DURING THE FIVE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07174-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S5965A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8257A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §503-a, V & T L

S5965A - Summary

Authorizes the department of motor vehicles to issue limited purpose drivers' licenses to certain applicants.

S5965A - Sponsor Memo

S5965A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5965--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
  the department of motor vehicles to issue drivers' licenses to certain
  aliens

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 503-a to read as follows:
  S 503-A. DRIVERS' LICENSES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL,  SUBJECT  TO  THE  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, ISSUE A DRIVER'S
LICENSE TO A FOREIGN NATIONAL WHO IS AN APPLICANT FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE
AND WHO MEETS THE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS  CHAPTER  BUT  WHO  IS
UNABLE  TO SATISFY THE FORMS FOR PROOF OF IDENTITY PRESCRIBED IN SECTION
FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A  DRIVER'S  LICENSE  UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  THE
APPLICANT MUST:
  (A)(I) PRESENT TO THE DEPARTMENT A VALID PASSPORT ISSUED TO THE APPLI-
CANT BY HIS OR HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, A CURRENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT BY THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IN THE UNITED STATES
OF HIS OR HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, OR A CONSULAR REPORT OF THE APPLI-
CANT'S BIRTH.
  (II)  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF ALTERNATIVE
FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION TO THE IDENTIFICATION  REQUIRED  UNDER  SUBPARA-
GRAPH  (I)  OF THIS PARAGRAPH INCLUDING A VALID, UNEXPIRED MOTOR VEHICLE
OPERATOR'S LICENSE ISSUED BY ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTRY, A  VALID  FOREIGN
VOTER  REGISTRATION  CARD,  A  CERTIFIED  COPY OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
ISSUED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, A CERTIFIED  SCHOOL  TRANSCRIPT  AND  A
BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE OR OTHER SIMILAR DOCUMENT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07174-04-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5965B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8257A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §503-a, V & T L

S5965B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the department of motor vehicles to issue limited purpose drivers' licenses to certain applicants.

S5965B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5965B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5965--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERALTA, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on  Transpor-
  tation  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  department  of  motor  vehicles to issue limited purpose drivers'
  licenses

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 503-a to read as follows:
  S 503-A. LIMITED PURPOSE DRIVERS' LICENSES. 1. THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL,
SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, ISSUE A DRIVER'S LICENSE TO
AN  APPLICANT  FOR  A DRIVER'S LICENSE WHO MEETS THE APPLICABLE REQUIRE-
MENTS OF THIS CHAPTER BUT WHO IS UNABLE TO SATISFY THE FORMS  FOR  PROOF
OF IDENTITY PRESCRIBED IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  TO  BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  A  DRIVER'S LICENSE UNDER THIS SECTION, THE
APPLICANT MUST:
  (A) PRESENT TO THE DEPARTMENT PROOF OF IDENTITY ON TERMS IDENTICAL  TO
THOSE  REQUIRED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT'S  FORM  ID-44,  WITH THE FOLLOWING
EXEMPTIONS:
  (I) THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS THREE POINTS OF PROOF
OF NAME, AS WELL AS PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH: (A) A  CURRENT  PHOTO  IDEN-
TIFICATION  CARD  ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT BY THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IN
THE UNITED STATES OF HIS OR HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP;  (B)  A  CURRENT
IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT ISSUED TO THE APPLICANT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF HIS
OR  HER COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP; OR (C) AN OFFICIAL MUNICIPAL IDENTIFICA-
TION CARD ISSUED BY A MUNICIPALITY WITHIN THE STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07174-07-4

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