Legislation to Repeal New License Plate Fees Receives Thousands in Support

Carl L Marcellino

November 13, 2009

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s legislation, Senate Bill 6258, to repeal a new state mandate that will require every New Yorker to purchase a new license plate in April whether they need one or not, at a cost of $25 per vehicle has garnered thousands of supporters.

Senator Marcellino launched a petition drive against the new license plate in support of his legislation on his website and on his facebook page. Within hours he began hearing from constituents across his district and then across the State.

“This is the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ New Yorker’s have had enough and they are letting us know,” Senator Marcellino said. “In this State the problem is not that we tax too little, it is that we spend too much it is time we stop this blatant money grab.”

The plan requires motorists to purchase new license plates over a two year period beginning April 1, 2010, as their registration becomes due.  New plates will cost each vehicle owner an additional $25 and generate a total of $130 million in revenue for the state. The new plates are in addition to the increase in driver’s license and motor vehicle fees that took effect September 1, 2009.  The new plate requirement was included in the 2009-10 state budgets that Senator Marcellino voted against.


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