Statement From State Senator Patty Ritchie

Patty Ritchie

September 07, 2019

I want to thank Gov. Cuomo for listening to the hardworking people of New York state and no longer forcing those with legible license plates to have to pay to change them.

I have said all along that peeling plates, and those that cannot be read by automated toll booths or law enforcement do need to be replaced.

However, I believe legibility decisions should be made as part of the annual New York state vehicle inspection process and not as another unnecessary fee placed on our already overburdened taxpayers.

In addition to Gov. Cuomo, I also want to thank the several thousand people who signed my petition against this plan and ensured Albany heard all of our voices.