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A04146 Summary:

BILL NOA04146
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORBlankenbush
 
COSPNSRHawley, DeStefano, Brabenec, Miller B, Durso, McDonough, Tannousis, Septimo, Angelino, Smullen, Tague
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §§491 & 503, V & T L
 
Eliminates the photo image fee for veterans who have their license or identification cards amended with a veteran notation.
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A04146 Actions:

BILL NOA04146
 
02/01/2021referred to transportation
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A04146 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4146
 
SPONSOR: Blankenbush
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating the photo image fee for veterans who have their license amended with a veteran notation   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To remove the fee being charged to veterans who order a replacement identification card with the veteran designation.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 491 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 295 of the laws of 1983.   JUSTIFICATION: Under a newly enacted Chapter 487 of 2012, men and women who have served in the armed forces are eligible for a special driver's license that indicates their veteran status. There is no additional fee for those who want to receive the special designation when their license is up for its usual renewal. However, for those who want to obtain the new special license before their old license expires, DMV has announced it will charge the individual $12.50. The intent of the original legislation calling for a veteran designation on state identification cards was in recognition of the great sacrifice nearly one million of New York's men and women; not for the State to collect an extra fee from those who have given so much. This bill would waive the fee for New York's men and women who chose to serve their country and who now want to obtain a new license with the veterans' designation before their current license expires.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.4916 Referred to Transportation 2017-2018: A.4563 Referred to Transportation 2015-2016: A.5092 Referred to Transportation 2013-2014: A.8599 Held in Transportation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A04146 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4146
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 1, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BLANKENBUSH -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  eliminating
          the photo image fee for veterans who have their license amended with a
          veteran notation
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 491 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic  law,  as added by chapter 295 of the laws of 1983, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (d) There shall be no fee other than a fee prescribed in paragraph (c)
     5  of this subdivision for an amended identification card. There  shall  be
     6  no  fee,  including the fee prescribed in paragraph (c) of this subdivi-
     7  sion, for an amended identification card for an  amendment  that  solely
     8  adds  a  veteran  notation  upon  such identification card that the card
     9  holder is a veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to  para-
    10  graph  (b)  of  subdivision three of section four hundred ninety of this
    11  article.
    12    § 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (d) of subdivision  2  of  section
    13  503 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 55 of the laws
    14  of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
    15    (ii)  If a knowledge test or [test] tests are required to be passed to
    16  secure an amended learner's permit or license, the fees  for  taking  of
    17  such  test or tests specified in paragraph (a) of this subdivision shall
    18  be paid. However, if an amendment is  to  add  only  an  endorsement  or
    19  endorsements  which  require  only  the  passing  of a knowledge test or
    20  tests, a fee of five dollars shall be paid. If a road test or tests  are
    21  required  to be passed to secure an amended license, the fees for taking
    22  such test or tests specified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision  shall
    23  be  paid.  If no knowledge or road test is required to secure an amended
    24  license, the fee  required  for  such  amended  license  shall  be  five
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08414-01-1

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     1  dollars.  In  addition,  if  the fee for the amended learner's permit or
     2  license is greater than the fee for  the  learner's  permit  or  license
     3  being  amended, the difference in fee shall be paid. If the amendment is
     4  only to correct or update a driver's record, no fee other than the photo
     5  image  fee  shall  be  required.  No fee, including the photo image fee,
     6  shall be charged for an amendment which solely adds a  veteran  notation
     7  upon  such  license  that  the  driver is a veteran of the United States
     8  armed forces pursuant to paragraph (a-1) of subdivision one  of  section
     9  five hundred four of this article.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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