Bill S99-2011

Excludes a social security number or social security card from documentation required to be provided to renew an existing driver's license

Excludes a social security number or card from documentation required to renew an existing driver's license.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Mar 31, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Feb 22, 2011: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S99              REVISED 12/30/11

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certain requirements for renewing a driver's license

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Excludes a social security number or social security card from documentation required to be provided to renew an existing driver's license.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Amends Section 502(6)(a) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Provides that an applicant for renewal of a driver's license shall not be required to provide his or her social security number or show a social security card even if such number or card was not provided to the Department in a previous transaction.

Section 2 - Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:

To reduce the constant worry of having to provide a social security card and or information when renewing a driver's license as well as making the process a lot easier and faster.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011: S.99 - Discharged from Transportation and Committed to Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs 2009-10: S.2179 - Referred to Transportation/A.329 - Referred to Transportation; Enacting Clause Stricken 2007-08: A.1729 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 99 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 certain requirements for renewing a driver's license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the vehi- cle and traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part K of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (a) A license issued pursuant to subdivision five of this section shall be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless such license is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be renewed by submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by law, proofs of prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision prescribed by the commissioner, the applicant's social security number, and if required by the commissioner a photo image of the applicant in such numbers and form as the commissioner shall prescribe. AN APPLICANT FOR RENEWAL SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR SHOW A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD EVEN IF SUCH NUMBER OR CARD WAS NOT PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT IN A PREVIOUS TRANSACTION. In addition, an applicant for renewal of a license containing a hazardous material endorsement shall pass an examination to retain such endorsement. The commissioner shall, with respect to the renewal of a hazardous materials endorsement, comply with the requirements imposed upon states by sections 383.141 and 1572.13 of title 49 of the code of federal regu- lations. A renewal of such license shall be issued by the commissioner upon approval of such application, except that no such license shall be issued if its issuance would be inconsistent with the provisions of section five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the commis- sioner may refuse to renew such license if the applicant is the holder
of a currently valid or renewable license to drive issued by another state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.

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