senate Bill S801

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain undocumented Americans to obtain New York state drivers' licenses or non-driver identification cards; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jan 04, 2017 referred to transportation

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S801 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490 & 502, rpld §502 sub 1, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6070
2013-2014: S2106
2015-2016: S3607

S801 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes certain undocumented Americans to obtain New York state drivers' licenses or non-driver identification cards if they have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

S801 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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