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Tedisco calls for public hearing to dispute proposed license plate fees

Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-49) is asking the Senate to hold a public hearing to examine Gov. Cuomo’s plan to charge motorists $25 for new license plates.

Posted: Aug 29, 2019 3:47 PM

GLENVILLE – Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-49) is asking the Senate to hold a public hearing to examine Gov. Cuomo’s plan to charge motorists $25 for new license plates.

Cuomo and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently announced a public vote to pick the plate’s design, as well as a plan to impose a $25 replacement fee for those with old plates, and an additional $20 fee for drivers who want to keep their old license plate number.

Tedisco has also started a petition to stop the license plate tax. On the petition website, Tedisco urges residents to “send a message to the governor, DMV, and the legislative leaders that we are sick and tired of the state constantly reaching into our wallets.”

Tedisco has reached out to Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Timothy Kennedy (D-63) to request a hearing to get public input on the license plate fees. He says the DMV should also attend and explain how the costs are justified, and also address the manufacturing issues with the current state license plates.

“Before the administration fleeces taxpayers any further, the public has a right to give input on this plan to force millions of motorists to turn in their current license plates and buy new ones,” Tedisco said.

“And as legislators, we have a sworn obligation to represent our constituents and hold a public hearing to hold the Administration and DMV accountable and get answers as to what happened with the old plates, why they believe the mandatory license plate fees are necessary, and where the money is going.”

Tedisco recently released an analysis of the costs to manufacture New York State license plates, showing the new plates may cost taxpayers $2.3 million per year, and projects the state will receive roughly $70 million in revenue from the fees.

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