Legislators Successful In Efforts To Repeal Dmv Inspection Sticker Program

James S. Alesi

March 02, 2006

Senator Jim Alesi (R,C - Perinton) today announced that, thanks to the efforts of the New York State Republican Senate Majority, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has withdrawn its new policy regarding the expiration of inspection stickers.

The new policy, which went into effect in January, provided that inspection stickers would have expired in the first, second or third portion of the month in the year following inspection, depending on the date of issuance.

"The new inspection policy set forth by the DMV had the best of intentions in mind, but in reality it just placed another hurtle in front of the already overburdened motorists in New York State," said Senator Jim Alesi. "I am very happy to report that the DMV has decided to withdraw the new inspection sticker policy, which will ultimately clear up unnecessary red tape."

The rule was originally enacted in January but was temporarily withdrawn due in large part to the objections of several lawmakers. The DMV had still planned to begin the staggered system in January 2007. Anyone who received a new inspection sticker within the last six weeks that has beginning, middle, or end of the month inspection times now can wait until the end of the month (as has always been the case) to get their vehicles inspected.