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Vehicle identification numbers
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 17
§ 431. Vehicle identification numbers. 1. Every manufacturer or
assembler of a vehicle sold in this state shall provide such vehicle
with a vehicle identification number and, upon request of the
commissioner, shall inform him concerning the location or locations of
every vehicle identification number and other identifying numbers on
such vehicle. The commissioner may refuse to register or issue a
certificate of title for a vehicle made by a manufacturer or assembler
who fails to comply with this section.

2. Whenever a special vehicle identification number has been issued by
the commissioner, notification of such fact shall be promptly forwarded
by the commissioner to the central organization designated by the
superintendent of financial services pursuant to section three thousand
four hundred twelve of the insurance law.