Bill Text: NY S06019 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Lowers the age requirement to apply for a class A driver's license from twenty-one to eighteen.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S06019 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06019-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 16, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 requirements
          for licensing

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 502 of
     2  the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 520 of  the  laws  of
     3  1991, are amended to read as follows:
     4    (a)  An applicant for a [class A license or for a] commercial driver's
     5  license which contains an H or an X endorsement or which  is  valid  for
     6  operation  in  interstate commerce shall be at least twenty-one years of
     7  age.
     8    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subdivision an  appli-
     9  cant  for  a class A, B, C or E license shall be at least eighteen years
    10  of age.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    12  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    13  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    14  tation  of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to
    15  be made and completed on or before such effective date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.