senate Bill S7239

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows certificates of marriage from foreign governments and religious institutions as acceptable documentation to change a name on a driver's license or non-driver identification card

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Jan 13, 2020 referred to transportation

S7239 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9083
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S119, A3704

S7239 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certificates of marriage from foreign governments and religious institutions as acceptable documentation to change a name on a driver's license or non-driver identification card.

S7239 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7239 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7239

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  allowing
  certificates of marriage from foreign governments and religious insti-
  tutions  as  acceptable documentation to change a name on the driver's
  license or non-driver identification card

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

  Section  1.  Section  502 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTABLE TO THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  CHANGING  A  PERSON'S NAME ON A DRIVER'S
LICENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION,  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  ACCEPT A CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF A FOREIGN
COUNTRY OR FROM A BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION  THAT  ISSUES  CERTIF-
ICATES OF MARRIAGE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
  §  2.  Section  502 vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTABLE TO THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  CHANGING A PERSON'S NAME ON A NON-DRIVER
IDENTIFICATION CARD PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISIONS  TWO  AND  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL ACCEPT A CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE FROM
THE GOVERNMENT OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR FROM A BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS INSTI-
TUTION THAT ISSUES CERTIFICATES OF MARRIAGE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14550-01-9

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