Bill Text: NY S00081 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides a one time fee of one hundred dollars for the registration of historic motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00081 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00081-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to registration
          fees for historic vehicles
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Schedule G of subdivision 7 of section 401 of the vehicle
     2  and traffic law, as amended by section 25 of part G of chapter 59 of the
     3  laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     4    G. Schedule for historical motor  vehicles.  For  each  motor  vehicle
     5  which  is  owned and operated as an exhibition piece or collectors item,
     6  and is used  for  participation  in  club  activities,  exhibit,  tours,
     7  parades,  occasional  transportation  and similar uses, but not used for
     8  general daily transportation, [an annual fee of twenty-eight dollars and
     9  seventy-five cents] a one time fee of one hundred dollars. For  purposes
    10  of  this  paragraph,  a  historical motor vehicle shall mean any vehicle
    11  manufactured more than twenty-five years prior to the  current  calendar
    12  year,  and any other model, year and type vehicle which has unique char-
    13  acteristics and which is determined by the commissioner to be of histor-
    14  ical, classic or exhibition value.  Registration plates for  such  vehi-
    15  cles  shall  be  of  a type and design approved by the commissioner, but
    16  shall be of a distinctive nature.  Except that, with the approval of the
    17  commissioner, an owner of any  such  vehicle  may  utilize  registration
    18  plates  issued in the year corresponding to the model year date in which
    19  the vehicle was manufactured, if  the  registration  plate  is  legible,
    20  durable,  and  serviceable,  of  this  state,  and accurate in color, as
    21  determined by  the  department.  Nothing  in  this  paragraph  shall  be
    22  construed  to  prohibit the use of previously issued registration plates
    23  that have been restored, without deviation from their original  alphanu-
    24  meric or pictorial content, to such condition as otherwise satisfies all
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  applicable  requirements.  Such plates shall be used only for the opera-
     2  tion of the motor vehicle listed on the registration application and  on
     3  other  motor  vehicles  which  would qualify for registration under this
     4  schedule  owned  by persons other than the registrant for the purpose of
     5  test driving by the registrant or his or her agent  in  anticipation  of
     6  possible  purchase.  No such registration will be issued unless evidence
     7  of financial security, in a form  prescribed  by  the  commissioner,  is
     8  submitted  which  provides  coverage for the motor vehicle listed on the
     9  registration application and for non-owned motor vehicles being operated
    10  with such plates.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.