senate Bill S5348

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to driver's license suspension reform; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

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Apr 26, 2019 referred to transportation


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S5348 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

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

S5348 (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  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


  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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