Kerfuffle Over NY License Plate Fees Continues — Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Prevent DMV from Collecting Fees

Elected officials from both sides of the political aisle continue to slam the governor’s new license plate replacement program, calling it little more than a grab for cash. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the current, classic yellow-and-blue design is just fine…

Rockland Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee says she was shocked when the governor first announced the plan last week …

Orangetown supervisor Chris Day is skeptical of the rationale that the new plates are more easily visible to electronic readers…

Meanwhile the head of the Rockland Business Association, Al Samuels, suggested since the plan includes an opt-out for just 20 bucks, it’s not really about having license plates with improved readability…

New York drivers will have five new plate designs from which to choose, one of them including the new Tappan Zee Bridge. One of the five designs will become the state’s new official license plate beginning in April next year. Two Republican State lawmakers, the Assembly Minority Leader and a Senator, both introduced legislation late last week that would prohibit the state DMV from requiring a fee when the design of the state license plate is changed.

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