assembly Bill A7463

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to driver's license suspension reform; repealer

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May 06, 2019 referred to transportation


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A7463 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §510 sub 4-a, §1809 sub 5-a, amd V & T L, generally

A7463 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the grounds for the suspension of a driver's license and removes existing suspensions based upon such grounds; provides for additional notification when a person is required to make an appearance; requires income based payment plans to be available for fines, fees and mandatory surcharges incurred as a result of a violation of the vehicle and traffic law and makes conforming changes.

A7463 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the suspen-
  sion of a license to drive a  motor  vehicle  or  motorcycle;  and  to
  repeal certain provisions of such law related thereto


  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 226 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended  by  chapter 607 of the laws of 1993, paragraph (a) as
amended by section 6 of part J of chapter 62 of the  laws  of  2003  and
paragraph  (b)  as  amended  by section 2 of part K of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  3. Failure to answer or appear; entry of order.   [(a) If  the  person
charged  with the violation shall fail to answer the summons as provided
herein, the commissioner may suspend such person's  license  or  driving
privilege  or,  if  the  charge  involves  a  violation of section three
hundred eighty-five, section four hundred one or  section  five  hundred
eleven-a of this chapter by a registrant who was not the operator of the
vehicle,  the registration of such vehicle or the privilege of operation
of any motor vehicle owned by such registrant may  be  suspended,  until
such person shall answer as provided in subdivision two of this section.
If a person shall fail to appear at a hearing, when such is provided for
pursuant  to  this  section,  such  person's license, or registration or
privilege of operating or of operation, as appropriate, may be suspended
pending appearance at a subsequent hearing, or the  disposition  of  the
charges  involved.  Any  suspension  permitted  by  this subdivision, if
already in effect, may be terminated or if not yet  in  effect,  may  be
withdrawn  or withheld, prior to the disposition of the charges involved
if such person shall appear and post security in  the  amount  of  forty
dollars  to guarantee his or her appearance at any required hearing. The
security posted pursuant to this  subdivision  shall  be  returned  upon

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


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