senate Bill S4236

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires an updated photo to be taken in order to renew a driver's license

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.771
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Mar 11, 2015 referred to transportation


S4236 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง502, V & T L

S4236 - Summary

Requires an updated photo be taken in order to renew a driver's license.

S4236 - Sponsor Memo

S4236 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2015

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 requiring an
  updated photo for the renewal of a driver's license


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the  vehi-
cle  and traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part K of chapter 59 of
the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) A license issued pursuant to  subdivision  five  of  this  section
shall  be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless such
license is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be  renewed
by  submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by law,
proofs of prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision  prescribed  by
the  commissioner,  the  applicant's  social  security  number,  and [if
required by the commissioner] a photo image of  the  applicant  in  such
numbers  and  form as the commissioner shall prescribe.  In addition, an
applicant for renewal of  a  license  containing  a  hazardous  material
endorsement  shall  pass  an examination to retain such endorsement. The
commissioner shall, with respect to the renewal of a hazardous materials
endorsement,  comply  with  the  requirements  imposed  upon  states  by
sections  383.141  and  1572.13 of title 49 of the code of federal regu-
lations. A renewal of such license shall be issued by  the  commissioner
upon  approval of such application, except that no such license shall be
issued if its issuance would be  inconsistent  with  the  provisions  of
section  five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the commis-
sioner may refuse to renew such license if the applicant is  the  holder
of  a  currently  valid  or renewable license to drive issued by another
state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license.
  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.


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