Bill Text: NY S05705 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Exempts new clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from the first year of registration fees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2023-03-13 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S05705 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-S05705-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     March 13, 2023

        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  exempting
          new clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle stan-
          dards  from  the fees for the first year of registration of such vehi-
          cles; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon  expiration

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

     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by  adding  two  new
     2  sections 107-a and 159-b to read as follows:
     3    §  107-a.    Clean  fuel  vehicle.  Every motor vehicle which is four-
     4  wheeled, has a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than eight  thou-
     5  sand  five  hundred  pounds,  has a maximum speed of at least fifty-five
     6  miles per hour, and can be propelled at least in  part  by  an  electric
     7  motor  and  associated  power  electronics  that draws electricity for a
     8  hydrogen fuel cell or from a battery that has a battery capacity  of  at
     9  least  four  kilowatt-hours,  and  is  capable  of being charged from an
    10  external source of electricity.
    11    § 159-b. Vehicle that meets the clean vehicle standards.  Every  motor
    12  vehicle  which (a) is certified, as provided for under the provisions of
    13  the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. section 7401 et seq.,  as  amended)
    14  as meeting exhaust emission standards for super-ultra-low emission vehi-
    15  cles which the state of California has adopted (California Code of Regu-
    16  lations,  Title  13)  and  is permitted to adopt under 42 U.S.C. section
    17  7543, and which other states are permitted  to  adopt  under  42  U.S.C.
    18  sections  7503  and 7507, and (b) has a fuel efficiency that is at least
    19  one and one-half times the average fuel efficiency for vehicles  in  its
    20  weight class.
    21    §  2.  Subdivision  6 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law is
    22  amended by adding a new paragraph c-1 to read as follows:

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

        S. 5705                             2

     1    c-1. The provisions of this subdivision and subdivision seven of  this
     2  section with respect to the payment of registration fees shall not apply
     3  to the first year of registration of any new clean fuel vehicle, vehicle
     4  that  meets  the  clean vehicle standards or any passenger motor vehicle
     5  operated  entirely  by  electricity not generated by an engine contained
     6  therein.
     7    § 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2024 and shall expire Janu-
     8  ary 1, 2028 when upon such date the provisions  of  this  act  shall  be
     9  deemed repealed.