senate Bill S6744

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires that license plates be inspected during vehicle safety inspections and waives fees for the issuance of certain license plates

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 25, 2019 referred to rules

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S6744 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8678
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§301 & 401, V & T L

S6744 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that license plates be inspected during vehicle safety inspections and waives fees for the issuance of certain license plates.

S6744 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6744 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6744

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  that license plates be inspected during safety inspections and waiving
  fees for the issuance of certain license plates

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 301 of the vehicle  and  traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph 4 to read as follows:
  (4)  A SAFETY INSPECTION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE
VEHICLE'S LICENSE PLATES. WHENEVER A LICENSE PLATE SHALL HAVE BECOME  SO
DELAMINATED,  OR  OTHERWISE DAMAGED OR WORN AS TO BECOME ILLEGIBLE, SUCH
LICENSE PLATE SHALL NOT MEET THE PROPER AND SAFE CONDITION  REQUIREMENTS
OF  SUBDIVISION  (A)  OF  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE. A
LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE ILLEGIBLE WHEN AT LEAST ONE  OF  THE
LICENSE PLATE'S NUMBERS OR LETTERS CANNOT BE READ BECAUSE: (A) MORE THAN
ONE-THIRD OF A NUMBER OR LETTER LACKS COLOR DUE TO DELAMINATION OR OTHER
DAMAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FADING; OR (B) THE LICENSE PLATE IS
MISSING  ONE  OR MORE PIECES AND SUCH PIECE OR PIECES INCLUDES MORE THAN
ONE-THIRD OF A NUMBER OR LETTER. THE INCLUSION OF THE VISUAL  INSPECTION
OF  A  VEHICLE'S LICENSE PLATES IN THE SAFETY INSPECTION PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT RESULT  IN  AN  INCREASE  IN  THE
SAFETY INSPECTION FEE ALLOWED TO BE CHARGED.
  §  2.  Subdivision  3 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph e to read as follows:
  E. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL WAIVE THE PAYMENT OF FEES REQUIRED BY  PARA-
GRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF THE NUMBER LICENSE PLATES APPLIED FOR ARE
REQUIRED  DUE  TO  A  CHANGE  IN LICENSE PLATE DESIGN, OR IF REPLACEMENT
LICENSE PLATES ARE REQUIRED AS THE RESULT OF A FAILED INSPECTION OF  THE
LICENSE  PLATES  AS  DESCRIBED  IN  PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (C) OF
SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. IN BOTH CASES THE OWNER HOLD-

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

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