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A00420 Summary:

Add 397-c, V & T L
Prohibits the use of digital license plate frames which are capable of producing still or scrolling texts or images.
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A00420 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. M. G. MILLER -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
          the use of digital license plate frames
          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  a  new
     2  section 397-c to read as follows:
     3    §  397-c.  Digital  license  plate  frames  prohibited.  1. No digital
     4  license plate frame shall be used in any motor vehicle. The presence  on
     5  such  vehicle  of  a  digital  license  plate frame connected to a power
     6  source and in an operable condition is presumptive evidence of  its  use
     7  by any person operating such vehicle. Such presumption shall be rebutted
     8  by  any  credible  and  reliable  evidence which tends to show that such
     9  digital license plate frame was not in use.
    10    2. For purposes of this  section  the  term,  "digital  license  plate
    11  frame"  shall  mean any digital license plate frame capable of producing
    12  still or scrolling images or texts.
    13    3. The provisions of this section shall not be construed as  authoriz-
    14  ing  the  seizure or forfeiture of a digital license plate frame, unless
    15  otherwise provided by law.
    16    4. A violation of the provisions of this section  shall  constitute  a
    17  traffic infraction punishable by a fine of sixty-five dollars.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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