Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2447
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2447 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2447 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Increases the penalties for purposefully obstructed license plates including the suspension of a vehicle's registration if the vehicle owner does not remove the artificial or synthetic material or substance that conceals or obscures the license plate or does not purchase new license plates.
2023-S2447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2447 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the penalties for purposefully obstructed license plates PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to discourage purposefully obstructed license plates and provide law enforcement and government the authority to properly enforce such violations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 5-a of section 401 of the Vehi- cle and Traffic Law by creating a new paragraph d to provide that it shall be unlawful for any person to register, reregister, renew, replace, or transfer the registration of any vehicle which block vehicle identification number is associated with a vehicle whose registration has been suspended or is subject to a pending suspension. This section
2023-S2447 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2447 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 increasing the 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. Subdivision 5-a of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph d to read as follows: D. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO REGISTER, REREGISTER, RENEW, REPLACE OR TRANSFER THE REGISTRATION, CHANGE THE NAME, ADDRESS OR OTHER INFORMATION OF THE REGISTERED OWNER, OR CHANGE THE REGISTRATION CLASSI- FICATION OF ANY VEHICLE WHOSE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IS ASSOCI- ATED WITH A VEHICLE WHOSE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, OR IS SUBJECT TO A PENDING REQUEST FROM A TOLLING AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND THE REGISTRA- TION, UNDER PARAGRAPH D OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TEN OF THIS CHAPTER AND 15 NYCRR 127.14. THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSION- ER'S AGENT SHALL IMPOSE A VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER BLOCK AND DENY THE REGISTRATION, REREGISTRATION, RENEWAL, REPLACEMENT OR TRANSFER OF THE REGISTRATION FOR SUCH VEHICLE AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER UNTIL THE TOLLING AUTHORITY ADVISES, IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE, THAT NOTICES OF VIOLATION HAVE BEEN RESPONDED TO AND ANY UNPAID TOLLS, FEES OR OTHER CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER HAVE BEEN PAID TO THE TOLLING AUTHORITY. WHERE AN APPLICATION IS DENIED PURSUANT TO THIS PARA- GRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER MAY, IN THE COMMISSIONER'S DISCRETION, DENY A REGISTRATION, REREGISTRATION, RENEWAL, REPLACEMENT OR TRANSFER OF THE REGISTRATION FOR ANY OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT WHERE THE COMMISSIONER HAS DETERMINED THAT SUCH REGISTRANT'S INTENT HAS BEEN TO EVADE THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH AND WHERE THE COMMISSIONER HAS REASONABLE GROUNDS TO BELIEVE THAT SUCH REGISTRATION, REREGISTRATION, RENEWAL, REPLACEMENT OR TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION WILL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06613-01-3
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