senate Bill S6136

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Waives driver's license renewal fees for seniors and vets

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation

S6136 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง503, V & T L

S6136 - Bill Texts

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Waives driver's license renewal fees for seniors and veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S6136

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to licensure fees for seniors and veterans

PURPOSE: To waive drivers license renewal fees for New York State's
seniors and veterans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the vehicle and traffic law to waive drivers
license renewal fees for New York State's seniors and veterans.

Section two establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: As New York State continues to recover and rebuild our
economy, we must continue to work to identify areas where we can
provide financial relief for those who need and deserve it most. In
particular, our aging and vulnerable senior population, as well as our
proud veterans who have served our country and state with honor and
distinction.

Many seniors are living on fixed incomes which haven't kept pace with
normal costs of living. Among them are many veterans who represent the
backbone of our communities. Younger veterans returning from active
duty face numerous obstacles in rebuilding their own lives, namely
finding decent employment and financial security. New York's seniors
and veterans have made numerous contributions and sacrifices to make
our state and nation a safer and better place to live. They have
served us, now it's our turn to serve them. This bill will provide
well-deserved relief to these New Yorkers and serve as an
acknowledgment of our appreciation for their invaluable sacrifice and
service.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective immediately.

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

                                  6136

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  licensure
  fees for seniors and veterans

  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) THE RENEWAL FEE FOR A LICENSE FOR ANY PERSON WHO IS (A)  SIXTY-TWO
YEARS  OF  AGE OR OLDER; OR (B) A UNITED STATES VETERAN SHALL BE WAIVED.
THE TERM VETERAN SHALL MEAN A PERSON, MALE OR FEMALE, WHO HAS SERVED  IN
THE  ACTIVE  MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES DURING A WAR
IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED, AND WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM  SUCH
SERVICE  OTHERWISE  THAN  BY  DISHONORABLE  DISCHARGE,  OR  WHO HAS BEEN
FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13020-01-3

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