Bill Text: NY S01219 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to requiring an updated signature and photo image for renewal and display on a renewed license.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01219 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01219-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  renewal  of
          drivers' licenses
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part K of chapter 59 of
     3  the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) A license issued pursuant to  subdivision  five  of  this  section
     5  shall  be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless such
     6  license is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be  renewed
     7  by  submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by law,
     8  proofs of prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision  prescribed  by
     9  the  commissioner,  the  applicant's  social security number, an updated
    10  signature and [if required by the commissioner a]  photo  image  of  the
    11  applicant,  which  shall be displayed on the applicant's new license, in
    12  such numbers and form as the commissioner shall prescribe.  In addition,
    13  an applicant for renewal of a license containing  a  hazardous  material
    14  endorsement  shall  pass  an examination to retain such endorsement. The
    15  commissioner shall, with respect to the renewal of a hazardous materials
    16  endorsement,  comply  with  the  requirements  imposed  upon  states  by
    17  sections  383.141  and  1572.13 of title 49 of the code of federal regu-
    18  lations. A renewal of such license shall be issued by  the  commissioner
    19  upon  approval of such application, except that no such license shall be
    20  issued if its issuance would be  inconsistent  with  the  provisions  of
    21  section  five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the commis-
    22  sioner may refuse to renew such license if the applicant is  the  holder
    23  of  a  currently  valid  or renewable license to drive issued by another
    24  state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    26  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.