senate Bill S4447B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to implementing driving privilege licenses and requiring a social security number to register to vote on an application for a motor vehicle driver's license

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 19, 2021 print number 4447b
Nov 19, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Nov 08, 2021 print number 4447a
Nov 08, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Feb 04, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S4447 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501 & 502, V & T L; amd §5-212, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6910

S4447 - Summary

Implements driving privilege licenses for applicants with alternative forms of identification; requires a social security number to register to vote on an application for a motor vehicle driver's license.

S4447 - Sponsor Memo

S4447 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4447
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  AKSHAR,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  vehicle and traffic law, in relation to driving
   privilege licenses and making  technical  corrections;  to  amend  the
   election law, in relation to registering to vote on an application for
   a  motor vehicle driver's license; and to repeal certain provisions of
   the vehicle and traffic law related thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  501 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSES. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE  DRIV-
 ING  PRIVILEGE  LICENSES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. SUCH LICENSE SHALL
 BE VALID ONLY FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OF A TYPE WHICH COULD
 BE OPERATED BY THE HOLDER OF THE CLASS OF LICENSE FOR WHICH  APPLICATION
 IS BEING MADE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL
 BE ISSUED WHICH WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE.
   (B)  (I)  NO  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY  SHALL  ACCEPT  A DRIVING PRIVILEGE
 LICENSE AS PROOF OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION.
   (II) NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL BE USED AS A DOCUMENT  PROVID-
 ING PROOF OF A PERSON'S AGE FOR ANY GOVERNMENT REQUIRED PURPOSE.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
 amended by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is REPEALED.
   § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  37  of  the  laws  of  2019, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. Application for license. Application for a driver's  license  shall
 be  made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be submitted
 with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi-
 ty, age, and fitness as  may  be  required  by  the  commissioner.  With
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4447A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501 & 502, V & T L; amd §5-212, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6910

S4447A - Summary

Implements driving privilege licenses for applicants with alternative forms of identification; requires a social security number to register to vote on an application for a motor vehicle driver's license.

S4447A - Sponsor Memo

S4447A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4447--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  AKSHAR,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- 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  driving
   privilege  licenses  and  making  technical  corrections; to amend the
   election law, in relation to registering to vote on an application for
   a motor vehicle driver's license
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  501 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSES. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE  DRIV-
 ING  PRIVILEGE  LICENSES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. SUCH LICENSE SHALL
 BE VALID ONLY FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OF A TYPE WHICH COULD
 BE OPERATED BY THE HOLDER OF THE CLASS OF LICENSE FOR WHICH  APPLICATION
 IS BEING MADE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL
 BE ISSUED WHICH WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE.
   (B)  (I)  NO  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY  SHALL  ACCEPT  A DRIVING PRIVILEGE
 LICENSE AS PROOF OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION.
   (II) NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL BE USED AS A DOCUMENT  PROVID-
 ING PROOF OF A PERSON'S AGE FOR ANY GOVERNMENT REQUIRED PURPOSE.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
 amended by chapter 440 of the laws  of  2021,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Application  for license. Application for a driver's license shall
 be made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be  submitted
 with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi-
 ty,  age,  and  fitness  as  may  be  required by the commissioner. With
 respect to a [non-commercial  driver's]  DRIVING  PRIVILEGE  license  or
 learner's  permit  which does not meet federal standards for identifica-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09349-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S4447B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501 & 502, V & T L; amd §5-212, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6910

S4447B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Implements driving privilege licenses for applicants with alternative forms of identification; requires a social security number to register to vote on an application for a motor vehicle driver's license.

S4447B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4447B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4447--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  AKSHAR,  ORTT  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  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  driving
   privilege  licenses  and  making  technical  corrections; to amend the
   election law, in relation to registering to vote on an application for
   a motor vehicle driver's license
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  501 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSES. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE  DRIV-
 ING  PRIVILEGE  LICENSES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. SUCH LICENSE SHALL
 BE VALID ONLY FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OF A TYPE WHICH COULD
 BE OPERATED BY THE HOLDER OF THE CLASS OF LICENSE FOR WHICH  APPLICATION
 IS BEING MADE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL
 BE ISSUED WHICH WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE.
   (B)  (I)  NO  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY  SHALL  ACCEPT  A DRIVING PRIVILEGE
 LICENSE AS PROOF OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION.
   (II) NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL BE USED AS A DOCUMENT  PROVID-
 ING PROOF OF A PERSON'S AGE FOR ANY GOVERNMENT REQUIRED PURPOSE.
   (III) NO DRIVING PRIVILEGE LICENSE SHALL BE USED AS A DOCUMENT PROVID-
 ING PROOF OF A PERSON'S RESIDENCY FOR ANY GOVERNMENT REQUIRED PURPOSE.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
 amended by chapter 440 of the laws  of  2021,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Application  for license. Application for a driver's license shall
 be made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be  submitted
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09349-04-1

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