BILL NO A01429
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Gantt (MS)
COSPNSR Cahill, Jaffee
Amd SS420 & 428, rpld & add S428 sub 2, V & T L
Provides for partial refunding of motor vehicle registration fees where the
whole registration period is not used, the plates and sticker are surrendered
and proper application is made.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to refunds of registration fees and to repeal certain provisions of such
law relating thereto
To provide refunds to persons who do not use their registrations for the
full period and do not transfer their registrations to another vehicle.
Also provides prorated refund where persons transfer registration to a
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subdivision 2 of section 420 of the Vehicle and Traffic
Law. Section 2 amends subdivision 1 of section 428 of the Vehicle and
Traffic Law. Section 3 repeals subdivision 2 and adds a new subdivision
2 to provide pro-rata refund to persons as above.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT:
Vehicle registration fees are based upon the weight of the vehicle being
registered for a period of two years. Failure to provide a proportional
refund is inequitable to persons who transfer their registration to
lighter weight vehicles during the course of the registration period or
who do not use the full period of registration. This bill would provide
that pro rata refunds be provided to affected persons.
EFFECTIVE DATE: First of April next succeeding the date on which it
shall have become a law.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. GANTT, CAHILL, JAFFEE -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to refunds of
registration fees and to repeal certain provisions of such law relat-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 420 of the vehicle and traffic
2 law, as amended by section 2 of part G of chapter 59 of the laws of
3 2009, is amended to read as follows:
4 2. Such seller or owner may, however, register another vehicle and use
5 said number plates thereon, if appropriate, upon making application for
6 such registration, paying a transfer fee of ten dollars, and paying the
7 proportional excess, if any[, of the]. THE annual fee for registering
8 the second vehicle [over] SHALL BE INCREASED OR REDUCED PROPORTIONATELY
9 ON A MONTHLY COMPUTATION BASIS FROM the annual fee for registering the
10 first vehicle for each day or fraction thereof constituting the unex-
11 pired registration period AND ANY SURPLUS SHALL BE PARTIALLY REFUNDED IF
12 THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT USED. If the number plates of the
13 first vehicle are not appropriate for the second vehicle, the commis-
14 sioner or his or her agent shall, upon the surrender of such number
15 plates, furnish appropriate number plates.
16 S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 428 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
17 amended by chapter 515 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as
19 1. Any fee paid for the registration of a vehicle under the
20 provisions of this chapter shall be refunded, less the sum of one
21 dollar, provided that the commissioner and the state comptroller are
22 satisfied that [the registration has not been used and] the number
23 plates and sticker have been surrendered to the commissioner [within two
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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1 months after the date the fee was paid or the beginning of the registra-
2 tion period for which the registration was issued, whichever comes
3 later] and application therefor is filed with the commissioner within
4 the period of validity for which such registration was issued.
5 S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 428 of the vehicle and traffic law is
6 REPEALED and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows:
7 2. ANY FEE PAID FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE
8 PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE PARTIALLY REFUNDED IF THE FULL
9 REGISTRATION PERIOD IS NOT USED AND IF SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT TRANS-
10 FERRED TO ANOTHER MOTOR VEHICLE, AND THE NUMBER PLATES OR THE PLATES
11 ISSUED FOR A VEHICLE REGISTERED UNDER THIS CHAPTER ARE SURRENDERED TO
12 THE COMMISSIONER. THE AMOUNT OF SUCH REFUND SHALL BE COMPUTED BY APPOR-
13 TIONING THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR REGISTERING THE MOTOR VEHICLE BETWEEN
14 THE NUMBER OF MONTHS FOR WHICH THE REGISTRATION FEE WAS PAID WITH THE
15 NUMBER OF MONTHS REMAINING AT THE TIME THE PLATES WERE DESTROYED OR
16 SURRENDERED, LESS THE SUM OF ONE DOLLAR.
17 S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
18 the date on which it shall have become a law.