|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 26, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S5348
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5348 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5348 (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.
S5348 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5348 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the suspension of a license to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle; and to repeal certain provisions of such law related thereto PURPOSE: 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 for failure to pay a fine. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 226.3: Repeals section 226.3(a) allowing the commissioner to suspend a person's driver's license or privileges for failure to answer a summons or appear at a hearing, when such hearing is provided for under section 226. Re-numbers section 226.3(b) as section 226.3. Section 226-a: Provides that the commissioner must send written notice
S5348 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5348 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 26, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 the suspen- sion of a license to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle; and to repeal certain provisions of such law related thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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