senate Bill S4849A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases penalties for purposefully obstructed license plates

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6014 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.451
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1641
substituted for s4849a
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a6014a
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1641
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2021 print number 4849a
May 27, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 16, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S4849 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8660
2013-2014: A242
2015-2016: A998
2017-2018: A411
2019-2020: A790

S4849 - Summary

Increases penalties for purposefully obstructed license plates to no less than fifty nor more than three hundred dollars.

S4849 - Sponsor Memo

S4849 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4849
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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  penalties
   for purposefully obstructed license plates
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 8 of section
 402 of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (b) of  subdivision  1  as
 amended by chapter 109 of the laws of 2005, and subdivision 8 as amended
 by  chapter  61  of the laws of 1989 and as renumbered by chapter 648 of
 the laws of 2006, are amended to read as follows:
   (b) (I) Number plates shall be kept clean and in a condition so as  to
 be  easily  readable  and  shall  not be covered by glass or any plastic
 material[, and].
   (II) NUMBER PLATES shall not be knowingly covered or coated  with  any
 artificial  or synthetic material or substance that conceals or obscures
 such number plates or that distorts a recorded or photographic image  of
 such number plates[, and the].
   (III)  THE  view  of such number plates shall not be obstructed by any
 part of the vehicle or by anything carried thereon, except for a receiv-
 er-transmitter issued by a publicly owned tolling facility in connection
 with  electronic  toll  collection  when  such  receiver-transmitter  is
 affixed  to  the  exterior  of  a  vehicle  in  accordance with mounting
 instructions provided by the tolling facility.
   8. [The] A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine  of
 not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars, EXCEPT THAT
 A  VIOLATION OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF
 THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN  TWENTY-FIVE
 NOR MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
 ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4849A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8660
2013-2014: A242
2015-2016: A998
2017-2018: A411
2019-2020: A790

S4849A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases penalties for purposefully obstructed license plates to no less than fifty nor more than three hundred dollars.

S4849A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4849A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4849--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. REICHLIN-MELNICK, BROOKS -- 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  penalties
   for purposefully obstructed license plates
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 8 of section
 402 of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (b) of  subdivision  1  as
 amended by chapter 109 of the laws of 2005, and subdivision 8 as amended
 by  chapter  61  of the laws of 1989 and as renumbered by chapter 648 of
 the laws of 2006, are amended to read as follows:
   (b) (I) Number plates shall be kept clean and in a condition so as  to
 be  easily  readable  and  shall  not be covered by glass or any plastic
 material[, and].
   (II) NUMBER PLATES shall not be knowingly covered or coated  with  any
 artificial  or synthetic material or substance that conceals or obscures
 such number plates or that distorts a recorded or photographic image  of
 such number plates[, and the].
   (III)  THE  view  of such number plates shall not be obstructed by any
 part of the vehicle or by anything carried thereon, except for a receiv-
 er-transmitter issued by a publicly owned tolling facility in connection
 with  electronic  toll  collection  when  such  receiver-transmitter  is
 affixed  to  the  exterior  of  a  vehicle  in  accordance with mounting
 instructions provided by the tolling facility.
   8. [The] A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine  of
 not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars, EXCEPT THAT
 A  VIOLATION OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OR SUBPARAGRAPH (III) OF PARAGRAPH (B)
 OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF  NOT
 LESS THAN FIFTY NOR MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
 ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
 

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