senate Bill S119A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.273
Jan 27, 2021 print number 119a
Jan 27, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S119
8
2
committee
8
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

nay (2)
aye wr (3)

S119 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 490, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7239

S119 - Summary

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

S119 - Sponsor Memo

S119 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    119
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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.

S119A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 490, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7239

S119A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S119A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S119A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  119--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  allowing
   valid  certificates of marriage from foreign governments and religious
   institutions as acceptable documentation to change a name on the driv-
   er'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
 MAY  ACCEPT  A  VALID  CERTIFICATE  OF MARRIAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF A
 FOREIGN COUNTRY OR FROM A BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS  INSTITUTION  THAT  ISSUES
 CERTIFICATES OF MARRIAGE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
   § 2. Section 502 of the 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  LEARNER'S
 PERMIT  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISIONS  TWO  AND  THREE OF THIS SECTION, THE
 COMMISSIONER MAY ACCEPT A VALID CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE FROM THE GOVERN-
 MENT OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR FROM A BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION THAT
 ISSUES CERTIFICATES OF MARRIAGE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
   § 3. Section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTABLE TO THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  CHANGING A PERSON'S NAME ON AN IDENTIFICATION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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