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SECTION 491
Period of validity of identification card; required fees
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 17-A*
§ 491. Period of validity of identification card; required fees. 1.
Period of validity. An identification card shall be valid from the date
of issuance until the date of expiration determined by the commissioner,
except that (a) any person sixty-two years of age or older or (b) any
recipient of supplemental security income benefits defined in section
two hundred eight of the social services law, shall be eligible for a
card which expires ten years after the date of issuance. Such dates of
issuance and expiration shall be noted on the identification card.
However, the prior identification card shall expire on the date of
issuance of a renewal of such prior identification card. The
commissioner may extend the period of validity of an identification card
in a manner and form prescribed by the commissioner.

2. Fees. (a) The fee for an identification card shall be fifty cents
for each six months, or any portion thereof of the identification card's
validity, except that the fee which shall be charged for the issuance of
any original, duplicate, or renewal identification card issued (i) any
person sixty-two years of age or older or (ii) any recipient of
supplemental security income benefits as defined in section two hundred
eight of the social services law, shall be one dollar and fifty cents
for a period of ten years.

(b) The fee for a duplicate of an identification card shall be three
dollars.

(c) In addition to other fees prescribed herein, an additional fee
shall be charged for the issuance of any original, duplicate or renewal
identification card which contains a photograph of the holder. Such fee
shall not exceed the additional cost of providing a photograph on an
identification card rounded to the next highest twenty-five cents.

(d) There shall be no fee other than a fee prescribed in paragraph (c)
of this subdivision for an amended identification card.

(e) In addition to any other fee prescribed in this section, an
additional fee of thirty dollars shall be charged for any non-driver
identification card, issued to a New York state resident who is a
citizen of the United States, that can be used for certain land and sea
border crossings pursuant to section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and
Terrorism Prevention Act of Two Thousand Four, Public Law 108-458, or
the regulations promulgated thereunder.

3. Waiver of fee. The commissioner may waive the payment of fees
required by subdivision two of this section if the applicant is (a) an
incarcerated individual in an institution or correctional facility under
the jurisdiction of a state department or agency, or (b) a victim of a
crime and the identification card applied for is a replacement for one
that was lost or destroyed as a result of the crime.