Bill Text: NY S04094 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides a religious exemption for the requirement to have a photograph taken for a driver's license or learner's permit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04094 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04094-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4094
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 27, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 providing  a
          religious exemption for the requirement to have a photograph taken for
          a driver's license or learner's permit
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 507 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6.  Photograph  religious exemption. A person shall not be required to
     4  have their photograph taken for a driver's license or  learner's  permit
     5  when  such  person holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are
     6  contrary to having a photograph taken; provided, however, that  licenses
     7  issued  without  a  photograph pursuant to this subdivision shall not be
     8  used for proof of age required for entry to an establishment or purchase
     9  of age-restricted products.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08474-01-9
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