senate Bill S2097

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires an updated photo to be taken in order to renew a driver's license

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Apr 26, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Mar 09, 2021 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 19, 2021 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Transportation committee Vote

S2097
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

aye wr (3)

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S2097 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7138
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4236, A9434
2017-2018: S183, A1714
2019-2020: S2549, A1546

S2097 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires an updated photo be taken in order to renew a driver's license.

S2097 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2097 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2097
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  GALLIVAN, GOUNARDES, PERSAUD, TEDISCO --
   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 requiring an
   updated photo for the renewal of a driver's license

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the  vehi-
 cle  and  traffic  law, as amended by chapter 37 of the laws of 2019, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a) A license issued pursuant to  subdivision  five  of  this  section
 shall  be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless such
 license is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be  renewed
 by  submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by law,
 proofs of prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision  prescribed  by
 the  commissioner,  the  applicant's  social security number or, in lieu
 thereof, with respect to an application for  a  non-commercial  driver's
 license  or  learner's  permit which does not meet federal standards for
 identification, an affidavit signed by such applicant that they have not
 been issued a social security number, and [if required  by  the  commis-
 sioner,]  a photo image of the applicant in such numbers and form as the
 commissioner shall prescribe. In addition, an applicant for renewal of a
 license containing a hazardous material endorsement shall pass an  exam-
 ination to retain such endorsement. The commissioner shall, with respect
 to  the  renewal  of  a hazardous materials endorsement, comply with the
 requirements imposed upon states by  sections  383.141  and  1572.13  of
 title  49  of the code of federal regulations. A renewal of such license
 shall be issued by the commissioner upon approval of  such  application,
 except  that  no  such  license shall be issued if its issuance would be
 inconsistent with the provisions of section five hundred sixteen of this
 title, and except that the commissioner may refuse to renew such license
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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