Bill Text: NY S02654 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to vehicle inspection renewal notification; authorizes the commissioner to send via postal mail notification that vehicle inspection is subject to expiration, and the commissioner shall keep a record of such notification.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02654 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02654-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  vehicle
          inspection renewal notification
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 304 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d)  (1) The department of motor vehicles shall notify individuals via
     4  postal mail that their  vehicle  inspection  is  subject  to  expiration
     5  before  such  expiration.  Every owner of a motor vehicle which shall be
     6  operated or driven upon the public highways of this state shall,  except
     7  as otherwise expressly provided, be contacted by mail or otherwise.
     8    (2) The renewal notification shall contain: (A) a brief description of
     9  the  motor  vehicle  that  has  an  inspection that needs to be renewed,
    10  including the name and factory number of such vehicle,  and  such  other
    11  facts  as  the  commissioner  shall require; (B) the name and residence,
    12  including county of the owner of such motor vehicle, and (C) such  addi-
    13  tional  facts  or evidence as the commissioner may require in connection
    14  with the letter of notification.
    15    (3) The commissioner shall register the  notification  sent  regarding
    16  such  motor  vehicle  or  trailer  and maintain a record of such renewal
    17  notifications and the addresses to which such notifications were sent.
    18    (4) It shall be the duty of  every  owner  holding  a  certificate  of
    19  registration  to  notify  the  commissioner  in writing of any change of
    20  residence of such person within ten days after such change  occurs,  and
    21  to  inscribe  on  such certificate, in the place provided by the commis-
    22  sioner, a record of such change of residence.
    23    (5) Inspection renewal notifications shall take  effect  on  the  date
    24  determined by the commissioner.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 2654                             2
     1    (6)  The commissioner may promulgate such regulations as are necessary
     2  to effectuate the provisions of this subdivision,  including  provisions
     3  for the recovery of the administrative costs of the program incurred for
     4  each municipality.
     5    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     6  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.