Bill Text: NY A06177 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the quantity of disabled person plates issued to a disabled person.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - held for consideration in transportation [A06177 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06177-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, CROUCH, FINCH, HAWLEY,
          by  --  M.  of  A.   PALMESANO, SALKA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the quantity
          of disabled person plates issued to a person with disabilities
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 404-a of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as amended by chapter 596 of the laws of 1982, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    1.  Legislative  intent. It is the sense of the legislature to facili-
     5  tate the usual and special uses of the highways and other motor  vehicle
     6  facilities  accorded  to [severely disabled] residents with severe disa-
     7  bilities of this state. The commissioner is hereby empowered to issue to
     8  such persons, upon their application, special  motor  vehicle  registra-
     9  tions,  [one  set  of]  vehicle identification plates for motor vehicles
    10  owned by such persons to be used for the transportation of such [severe-
    11  ly disabled] person with severe disabilities and [one  set  of]  vehicle
    12  identification  plates  for each motor vehicle owned by such persons and
    13  used by a [severely disabled] member with  severe  disabilities  of  the
    14  owner's family.
    15    § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 404-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    16  amended  by  chapter  191  of  the  laws  of 1991, is amended to read as
    17  follows:
    18    2. Registration of vehicles owned by [severely disabled] persons  with
    19  severe  disabilities.  The commissioner shall assign to such motor vehi-
    20  cles, including any van or pick-up truck used for  transporting  persons
    21  with  disabilities  which  is not used for commercial purposes, owned by
    22  such persons, a distinctive number and issue and deliver in such  manner
    23  as the commissioner may select to the owner a certification of registra-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  tion,  in  such  form as the commissioner shall prescribe and two number
     2  plates per vehicle owned by such persons, called disabled person plates.
     3  Said [disabled] person with disabilities plates  shall  conform  to  the
     4  requirements of section four hundred one of this chapter, but shall bear
     5  distinctive marks to distinguish them from number plates to be issued to
     6  other  persons,  qualifying under this chapter. The commissioner, in his
     7  discretion, may issue, for any registration year, [only one plate as]  a
     8  set  of  person with disabilities plates for [a] each motor vehicle[, in
     9  which event a set of disabled person plates for a  motor  vehicle  shall
    10  consist  of  one  plate] owned by such person with disabilities. Where a
    11  [severely disabled] person with severe disabilities owns more  than  one
    12  vehicle  and  such vehicle or vehicles is or are used by [severely disa-
    13  bled] members of the owner's family  who  reside  with  the  owner,  the
    14  commissioner  shall  issue one set of plates for each additional vehicle
    15  used by  such  [severely  disabled]  person  with  severe  disabilities,
    16  provided  that  such user qualifies as a [severely disabled] person with
    17  severe disabilities in the manner required by this section.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    19  have  become  a  law  provided, however, that effective immediately, the
    20  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations  necessary
    21  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
    22  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.