Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to provide motorcycle owners with a notice informing such applicant of the laws regarding unidentifiable motorcycle parts.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to directing the commissioner of motor vehicles to provide motorcycle owners with a notice informing such applicant of the laws regarding unidentifiable motor vehicle parts
PURPOSE: To ensure that motorcyclists are aware of the laws governing unidentifiable motor vehicle parts in New York State.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that upon the issuance of a certificate of registration, the commissioner shall provide a motorcycle owner with a notice regarding the laws governing unidentifiable motorcycle parts, in such form and manner as the commissioner may prescribe.
JUSTIFICATION: There have been instances in New York State where motorcycles have been seized from innocent owners, on the grounds that the vehicle, identification numbers (VINs) of such motorcycles or parts thereof have been destroyed, removed, altered, defaced or covered in a manner so as to be effectually concealed. Often, motorcycle owners are not aware of this law and the process that exists to rectify VIN discrepancies through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7710/A.9975-A Referred to Rules
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 97 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 directing the commissioner of motor vehicles to provide motorcycle owners with a notice informing such applicant of the laws regarding unidentifiable motor vehicle parts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 410 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 132 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: 3. Certificate of registration. A. Upon the filing of such application and the payment of the fee hereinafter provided, the commissioner shall assign to such motorcycle a distinctive number and, without expense to the applicant, issue and deliver in such manner as the commissioner may select to the owner a certificate of registration, in such form as the commissioner may prescribe, and a number plate at a place within the state of New York named by the applicant in his application. In the event of the loss, mutilation or destruction of any certificate of registration or number plate, the owner of a registered vehicle may file such statement and proof of the facts as the commissioner shall require, with a fee of three dollars, in the office of the commissioner, or, unless and until the commissioner shall otherwise direct, in the office of the agent who issued the certificate or plate and the commissioner or his agent, as the case may be, shall issue a duplicate or substitute. No application for registration shall be accepted unless the applicant is at least sixteen years of age. B. UPON THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION, THE COMMISSION- ER SHALL PROVIDE THE OWNER OF SUCH VEHICLE WITH A NOTICE REGARDING THEEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01968-01-3 S. 97 2
LAWS GOVERNING UNIDENTIFIABLE MOTORCYCLE PARTS, IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.