Bill Text: NY S02549 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires an updated photo be taken in order to renew a driver's license.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 4-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02549 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02549-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  JORDAN -- 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 requiring an
          updated photo for the renewal of a driver's license
          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,  and  [if
    10  required  by  the  commissioner]  a photo image of the applicant in such
    11  numbers and form as the commissioner shall prescribe.   In addition,  an
    12  applicant  for  renewal  of  a  license  containing a hazardous material
    13  endorsement shall pass an examination to retain  such  endorsement.  The
    14  commissioner shall, with respect to the renewal of a hazardous materials
    15  endorsement,  comply  with  the  requirements  imposed  upon  states  by
    16  sections 383.141 and 1572.13 of title 49 of the code  of  federal  regu-
    17  lations.  A  renewal of such license shall be issued by the commissioner
    18  upon approval of such application, except that no such license shall  be
    19  issued  if  its  issuance  would  be inconsistent with the provisions of
    20  section five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the  commis-
    21  sioner  may  refuse to renew such license if the applicant is the holder
    22  of a currently valid or renewable license to  drive  issued  by  another
    23  state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license.
    24    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    25  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.