senate Bill S5226A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a written exam upon renewal of a driver's license

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jun 05, 2019 print number 5226a
Jun 05, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Apr 17, 2019 referred to transportation

S5226 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S846

S5226 - Summary

Requires applicant for renewal of a driver's license to pass a written examination with respect to the laws relating to traffic and other matters as the commissioner may prescribe.

S5226 - Sponsor Memo

S5226 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5226

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 a
  written exam upon renewal of a driver's license

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

  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,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  REQUIRE  AN APPLICANT FOR RENEWAL TO PASS A WRITTEN
EXAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO THE  LAWS  RELATING  TO  TRAFFIC  AND  OTHER
MATTERS  AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
THOSE SUBJECTS SET FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  THIS  SECTION.  THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  PROVIDE  FOR  APPLICANTS TO COMPLETE SUCH EXAMINATION
ONLINE, IN PERSON OR BY REGULAR MAIL.  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  regulations.  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

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

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S5226A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S846

S5226A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires applicant for renewal of a driver's license to pass a written examination with respect to the laws relating to traffic and other matters as the commissioner may prescribe.

S5226A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5226A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5226--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring a
  written exam upon renewal of a driver's license

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

  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,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  REQUIRE  AN APPLICANT FOR RENEWAL TO PASS A WRITTEN
EXAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO THE  LAWS  RELATING  TO  TRAFFIC  AND  OTHER
MATTERS  AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
THOSE SUBJECTS SET FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  THIS  SECTION.  THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  PROVIDE  FOR  APPLICANTS TO COMPLETE SUCH EXAMINATION
ONLINE OR IN PERSON. 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  require-
ments imposed upon states by sections 383.141 and 1572.13 of title 49 of
the  code  of  federal  regulations.  A renewal of such license shall be
issued by the commissioner upon approval  of  such  application,  except

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

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