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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to transportation|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S801
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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S801 (ACTIVE) - Details
S801 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S801 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing certain undocumented Americans to obtain drivers' licenses or non-driver identification cards; to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE : To allow New York State students who have received a high school diploma or equivalent, regardless of immigration status, be allowed to obtain a New York State drivers' license or non-driver identification card provided they meet criteria promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and set forth in law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 235 of the laws of 2002 to include language that states, no applicant shall be denied a non-driver identification card if such applicant has received a high school diploma or equivalent." Section 2 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 2006
S801 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 801 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- 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 authorizing certain undocumented Americans to obtain drivers' licenses or non-dri- ver identification cards; to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: (i) The commissioner shall upon submission of an appropriate applica- tion, upon payment of the prescribed fee, and upon being satisfied that the person described is the applicant and that such applicant meets the requirements set forth in subdivision two of this section, issue to such applicant a nontransferable identification card. In addition, the commissioner also shall require that an applicant for an identification card or renewal thereof provide his or her social security number; PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT NO APPLICANT SHALL BE DENIED A NON-DRIVER IDEN- TIFICATION CARD IF SUCH APPLICANT HAS OBTAINED A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT. The commissioner shall provide space so that an appli- cant may request a notation upon such identification card that he or she is a veteran of the United States armed forces. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as separately amended by section 1 of part D of chapter 58 and chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 1. Application for license. Application for a driver's license shall be made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be submitted with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi- ty, age, and fitness as may be required by the commissioner; PROVIDED, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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