Bill Text: NY A05539 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides exemption from suspension of a driver's license for persons serving fulltime active military duty who fail to pay fines from traffic or parking violations.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - held for consideration in transportation [A05539 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05539-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing an
          exemption from suspension of a driver's license for persons serving on
          fulltime active military duty
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1806-a of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6. In the event that a person charged  with  a  traffic  violation  or
     4  parking  violation  does  not  answer within the time specified and such
     5  circumstance results in a default judgment of a fine,  and  such  person
     6  fails  to  pay  such  fine because such person serves on fulltime active
     7  military duty, as defined in  section  one  of  the  military  law,  the
     8  commissioner  shall  not  suspend  such  person's license, provided such
     9  person or such person's representative submits proof satisfactory to the
    10  commissioner that he or she is a member of the military  forces  and  is
    11  engaged in fulltime active military duty. Such person's license shall be
    12  valid  for  up  to  six months after such person's release from fulltime
    13  active military duty.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.