senate Bill S7272

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to eliminating noting address change on documents

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Jun 19, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.829
May 08, 2014 referred to transportation

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S7272 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9914
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§492 & 505, V & T L

S7272 - Bill Texts

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Relates to eliminating noting address change on documents.

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BILL NUMBER:S7272

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to eliminating noting address change on documents

Purpose of the Bill: This bill would eliminate the requirements that
a person note a change of address on the back of his or her driver's
license or non-driver identification card (NDID).

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL)
492(3) to eliminate the requirement that a person record a change of
address on the NDID.

Section 2 of the bill would amend VTL § 505(5) to eliminate the
requirement that a person record a change of address on the driver's
license.

Existing Law: Currently, a person must record a change of address on
the back of his or her driver's license or NDID in addition to
notifying the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in writing within 10 days
after a change of residence occurs.

Prior Legislative History: This is a new bill.

Statement in Support: The requirement that persons note a change of
residence on their license or NDID in the place provided is
impractical since the protective lamination on modern license
documents, which helps deter alteration of the license or NDID, makes
writing on such documents difficult. The requirement is also
unnecessary since the holder of a license or NDID must also provide
written notice to the Commissioner of a change of address, which can
be done on-line or via telephone, or by submitting a MV-232 form by
mail or in person.

Eliminating the change-of-address block on the back of the license or
NDID would serve to free up precious space for more valuable
information. DMV is required to record a large and ever-increasing
amount of information on driver's licenses, including data regarding
the many types of driver license endorsements and restrictions and
other information such as a notation regarding the holder's status as
an organ donor or a veteran of the United States armed forces.
Opening up the space devoted to change of address information will
enable more important data elements mandated by legal, administrative,
and law enforcement requirements to be displayed in a manner that is
easier to read on licenses and NDIDs. This is particularly important
for commercial driver's licenses, which may have numerous endorsements
and restrictions that need to appear on the license. In fact, some
commercial driver's license holders have so many license restrictions,
that they cannot all be displayed on the current license document,
impeding law enforcement's ability to ascertain all restrictions
applicable to a particular driver.

Budget Implications: There are no fiscal implications to the State
from this bill.


Local Impact: There is no impact on local governments from this bill.

Effective Date: This bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  7272

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH  --  (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 eliminating
  noting address change on documents

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 492 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as added by chapter 295 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read  as
follows:
  3. Change of address. It shall be the duty of every holder of an iden-
tification  card  to notify the commissioner in writing of any change of
residence of such holder within ten days after such change  occurs  [and
to  make  a  notation  of such change of residence on the identification
card in the place provided by the commissioner].
  S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 505 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
added by chapter 780 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
  5. Change of address. It shall be the duty of every licensee to notify
the  commissioner in writing of any change of residence of such licensee
within ten days after such change occurs [and to make a notation of such
change of residence on such license in the place provided by the commis-
sioner].
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13919-03-4

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