Bill Text: NY S02795 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires department of motor vehicle forms, tests and applications for permits and licenses in a city with a population of one million or more to be available in Punjabi, Bengali and Hindi.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02795 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02795-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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
          certain motor vehicle forms and applications to be available in Punja-
          bi, Bengali and Hindi
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     3    8. Forms to be made available in certain foreign languages.  Except as
     4  otherwise prohibited by federal law, rule or regulation the commissioner
     5  shall,  within a city having a population of one million or more, ensure
     6  that all written tests, forms and applications for an initial  learner's
     7  permit  or  driver's  license  issued pursuant to the provisions of this
     8  article are also available in Punjabi, Bengali  and  Hindi  and  provide
     9  translation  and  interpretation  services in such languages to a person
    10  applying for such learner's permit or driver's  license  in  such  city,
    11  upon his or her request.  Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be
    12  deemed  to  prohibit  the  commissioner  from  making such tests, forms,
    13  applications, and translation and interpretation services  available  in
    14  other languages.
    15    §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
    16  law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.