Reilich Secures Victory In License Plate Battle
A legislative statement by Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece)
November 16, 2009
The license plate mandate, which was presented by the governor, will no longer be going forward as of Sunday. The new license plate mandate would have forced all New York motorists to purchase a new license plate in April 2010, costing $25. This was yet another example of the ‘Albany as usual’ mentality; taxing the people of New York rather than fixing the root of the problem, a government in need of spending reform. It is with this same mentality that I voted against the $8.2 billion in tax and fee increases in the 2009-2010 budget. In tough economic times, raising taxes and implementing extraordinary fees on hard-working families and small businesses is never a positive decision. I will continue to act as a strong voice for the people of Monroe County and will persistently fight for real solutions and government reform while rolling back tax and fee increases.