senate Bill S5348

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to driver's license suspension reform; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1692
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2019 print number 5348a
Jun 13, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 26, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5348A
12
5
committee
12
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S5348
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

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S5348 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7463
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§226-a, 229 & 519, amd §226, 227, 510, 511 & 514, V & T L

S5348 - Summary

Limits the grounds for the suspension of a driver's license; 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 - Sponsor Memo

S5348 - 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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S5348A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7463
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§226-a, 229 & 519, amd §226, 227, 510, 511 & 514, V & T L

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the grounds for the suspension of a driver's license; 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.

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5348A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5348--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, CARLUCCI, GIANARIS, KRUEGER, MAY, MONTGOM-
  ERY, PARKER, RAMOS, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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

  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  INVOLVING  A  VIOLATION  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF
THIS CHAPTER, 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 opera-
tor 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 INVOLVING
A VIOLATION OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE OF THIS  CHAPTER,  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

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

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