2006 New York Code - Registration Of Motor Vehicles; Fees; Renewals.



 
    § 401. Registration of motor vehicles; fees; renewals. 1. Registration
  by  owners.  a.  No  motor  vehicle shall be operated or driven upon the
  public  highways  of  this  state  without  first  being  registered  in
  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  this article, except as otherwise
  expressly provided in this chapter.
    b. Every owner of a motor vehicle which shall be  operated  or  driven
  upon  the  public  highways  of  this  state  shall, except as otherwise
  expressly provided, cause to be presented, by mail or otherwise, to  the
  office  or  a  branch office of the commissioner, or to any agent of the
  commissioner, constituted as provided in this  chapter,  an  application
  for  registration  addressed  to  the commissioner, and on a blank to be
  prepared under the direction of and furnished by  the  commissioner  for
  that  purpose,  containing: (a) a brief description of the motor vehicle
  to be registered, including the name and factory number of such vehicle,
  and such other facts as the commissioner shall require; (b)  the  weight
  of  the  vehicle  upon which the registration fee is based if the fee is
  based on weight; (c) the name and residence,  including  county  of  the
  owner of such motor vehicle; (d) provided that, if such motor vehicle is
  used  or  to be used as an omnibus, the applicant also shall so certify,
  and in the case of an omnibus also certify as to the  seating  capacity,
  and  if  the  omnibus  is  to  be  operated wholly within a municipality
  pursuant to a franchise other than a franchise  express  or  implied  in
  articles  of  incorporation  upon  certain  streets  designated  in such
  franchise, those facts shall also be certified, and a certified copy  of
  such  franchise  furnished  to  the commissioner; (e) provided, that, if
  such motor vehicle is an altered livery, the applicant shall so  furnish
  a  certified  copy  of  the  length of the center panel of such vehicle,
  provided, however, that the commissioner shall require such proof, as he
  may determine is necessary, in  the  application  for  registration  and
  provided  further,  if  the  center  panel  of  such vehicle exceeds one
  hundred inches, the commissioner shall require proof that  such  vehicle
  is  in  compliance  with  all applicable federal and state motor vehicle
  safety standards; and (f) such  additional  facts  or  evidence  as  the
  commissioner   may  require  in  connection  with  the  application  for
  registration. Every owner of a trailer shall also make  application  for
  the   registration   thereof  in  the  manner  herein  provided  for  an
  application to register a motor vehicle, but shall contain  a  statement
  showing  the  manufacturer's number or other identification satisfactory
  to the commissioner and no number plate for a trailer issued  under  the
  provisions  of  subdivision  three  of  section four hundred two of this
  chapter shall be transferred to or used upon any other trailer than  the
  one  for  which  number  plate is issued. The commissioner shall require
  proof, in the  application  for  registration,  or  otherwise,  as  such
  commissioner   may   determine,   that   the  motor  vehicle  for  which
  registration is applied for is equipped with lights  conforming  in  all
  respects to the requirements of this chapter, and no motor vehicle shall
  be  registered  unless  it  shall  appear by such proofs that such motor
  vehicle  is  equipped  with  proper  lights  as  aforesaid.   The   said
  application  shall  contain  or  be  accompanied by such evidence of the
  ownership of the motor vehicle described in the application  as  may  be
  required by the commissioner or his agent and which, with respect to new
  vehicles,  shall  include, unless otherwise specifically provided by the
  commissioner,  the  manufacturer's  statement  of  origin.  Applications
  received  by  an  agent  of  the  commissioner shall be forwarded to the
  commissioner  as  he  shall  direct  for  filing.  No  application   for
  registration  shall be accepted unless the applicant is at least sixteen
  years of age.
    2. Registration record. Upon the receipt of a  sufficient  application
  for  registration  of  a  motor  vehicle or trailer, as provided in this
  article, the commissioner, or the agent  receiving  it,  shall  register
  such  motor vehicle or trailer and maintain a record of the registration
  of  such  vehicle  under  the  distinctive number assigned to such motor
  vehicle or trailer as provided in this section, and the  information  in
  such  record  may  be  obtained  upon  payment  of the fees specified in
  section two hundred two of this chapter.
    3. Certificates of registration.  a. Upon filing of  such  application
  and  the payment of the fee hereinafter provided, the commissioner shall
  assign to such motor vehicle a distinctive number and,  without  expense
  to  the  applicant, issue and deliver in such manner as the commissioner
  may select to the owner a certificate of registration, in such  form  as
  the  commissioner  shall  prescribe,  and  two  number plates at a place
  within the state of New York named by the applicant in his  application.
  A  number  plate,  within  the  meaning  of  this  chapter,  may, in the
  discretion of the commissioner,  be  a  plate  of  a  permanent  nature,
  treated   with   reflectorized   material  according  to  specifications
  prescribed by the commissioner, and with a date  tag  attached  to  such
  plate or to the vehicle as prescribed by regulations of the commissioner
  indicating  the  validity  of  the plate during a certain period and the
  issuance of such  a  number  plate  with  such  date  tag  to  a  person
  possessing  such a number plate shall be deemed the issuance of a number
  plate. An additional fee, not to exceed fifteen dollars, shall  be  paid
  to  the  commissioner  whenever  a set of reflectorized number plates is
  issued for any vehicle for which a registration fee is normally  charged
  except  that,  with  respect  to  any number plate which is specifically
  requested by the applicant, such fee shall be paid to  the  commissioner
  upon  approval  of such request. In the event of the loss, mutilation or
  destruction of any certificate of registration, any number plate or  set
  of number plates whether with or without a date tag or tags, or any date
  tag  or  set  of  date tags provided for in this article, the owner of a
  registered motor vehicle may file such statement and proof of the  facts
  as  the  commissioner shall require, with a fee of three dollars, in the
  office of the commissioner, or, unless and until the commissioner  shall
  otherwise direct, in the office of the agent who issued the certificate,
  plate,  plates,  tag  or  tags and the commissioner or his agent, as the
  case may be, shall issue a duplicate or substitute. It shall be the duty
  of every owner holding a  certificate  of  registration  to  notify  the
  commissioner in writing of any change of residence of such person within
  ten  days after such change occurs, and to inscribe on such certificate,
  in the place provided by the commissioner, a record of  such  change  of
  residence.
    b. During a registration period the commissioner may, upon application
  by  the owner of a registered motor vehicle and upon payment of a fee of
  three dollars, change the distinctive  number  assigned  to  such  motor
  vehicle  and  issue  a  new  set  of number plates provided the original
  registration and number plates are surrendered.
    c. The  commissioner  may  waive  the  payment  of  fees  required  by
  paragraph  a  of  this subdivision if the applicant is a victim of crime
  and the certificate of registration or number plates applied for  are  a
  replacement  for  those  that  were lost or destroyed as a result of the
  crime.
    d. In processing any application for  a  certificate  of  registration
  pursuant  to  this  article  or  to  title  eleven  of this chapter, the
  commissioner shall provide the applicant  with  informational  materials
  describing  the  lead-acid  battery  management,  return  and collection
  requirements set forth in title seventeen of article twenty-seven of the
  environmental conservation law, and the used oil  management,  recycling
  and  disposal  requirements  set  forth in title twenty-three of article
  twenty-three of the environmental conservation law.  Such  informational
  materials shall be distributed at the first opportunity and periodically
  thereafter.
    4. Carrying certificate of registration. Any magistrate, motor vehicle
  inspector,  peace  officer,  acting  pursuant  to his special duties, or
  police officer may request  that  the  operator  of  any  motor  vehicle
  produce  for inspection the certificate of registration for such vehicle
  and such operator shall furnish to  such  magistrate,  inspector,  peace
  officer   or   police   officer   any   information  necessary  for  the
  identification of such  vehicle  and  its  owner,  and  all  information
  required  concerning his license to operate, if he is required by law to
  have such a license, and shall,  if  required,  sign  his  name  in  the
  presence  of such magistrate, inspector, peace officer or police officer
  as a further means of identification. The production of a license  to  a
  magistrate,  inspector,  peace  officer or police officer shall be prima
  facie evidence in a prosecution for a violation of any provision of this
  chapter, other than section three hundred ninety-two  of  this  chapter,
  that  the person who so produced the license is the person identified on
  such  license.  Provided,  however,  that  a  photostatic  copy  of  the
  certificate  of  registration  may  be  produced in lieu of the original
  certificate. If a vehicle does not have  affixed  a  validating  sticker
  which  indicates the plate number, the vehicle identification number and
  the expiration date of the registration,  the  failure  to  produce  the
  certificate  of registration, or a photostatic copy of such certificate,
  shall be presumptive evidence of operating a motor  vehicle  or  trailer
  which is not registered as required by this article.
    5.  Times  for registration, reregistration and renewal; proportionate
  fees. a. Registrations, reregistrations and renewals shall  take  effect
  and  expire  on dates determined by the commissioner. However, where the
  expiration date of the registration of any vehicle, except a taxi or  an
  omnibus, falls on a Saturday, Sunday or state holiday, such registration
  shall  be  valid for the operation of such vehicle until midnight of the
  next day on which state offices shall be open  for  business.  Provided,
  however,  that  renewal  of  a  registration  may  be used preceding the
  expiration date of such registration  including  such  expiration  date.
  Provided,   further,   however,   that   where  the  required  proof  of
  registration consists of an expired registration for the  same  vehicle,
  issued  to the same person applying for the registration or renewal, and
  the expired registration certificate and number  plates  and  date  tags
  issued   for   such   registration  had  not  been  surrendered  to  the
  commissioner on or before the expiration date of such registration,  the
  commissioner may in his discretion deem such application to be a renewal
  of  the  expired  registration  and  require  that the fee paid for such
  registration be computed as if the registration had been made  prior  to
  the date of expiration of the expired registration.
    b.  The fee for the renewal of a registration shall be the same as the
  annual registration fee, and, where a registration or renewal is  for  a
  period  of  more  or  less  than  one  calendar year, the annual fees as
  provided in this section shall be increased or  reduced  proportionately
  on  a daily computation basis, except that where the annual registration
  fee for such vehicle would amount to ten dollars or less, the fee  shall
  not be so prorated.
    c.   Notwithstanding   any   other  provision  of  this  article,  the
  commissioner shall issue registrations and renewals of registrations for
  motor vehicles for which a registration fee established in  paragraph  a
  of  subdivision six of this section is required to be paid and for motor
  vehicles having a  maximum  gross  weight  of  not  more  than  eighteen
  thousand  pounds  for  which a registration fee established in paragraph
  one of schedule B of subdivision seven of this section is required to be
  paid  for  a  period  of  not less than two years. In addition, the full
  amount of any other charges, taxes or fees which would be required to be
  paid  to,  or  collected  by,  the  commissioner   during   the   entire
  registration  period  if  registrations  were  issued  for  twelve month
  periods  shall  be  paid  to  the  commissioner  at  the  time  of  such
  registration   or   renewal  of  registration.  The  commissioner  shall
  promulgate rules  and  regulations  for  the  issuance  of  registration
  renewals   extended   as  required  in  this  paragraph.  However,  such
  regulations may provide that the initial issuance of  extended  renewals
  be  accomplished  over  a  two  year  period.  The  commissioner  may by
  regulation exempt from the provisions of  this  paragraph  registrations
  for motor vehicles issued in conjunction with any long-term registration
  program  or  registration  reciprocity or proration agreement which this
  state has established or to which this state is a party.
    5-a. Denial of registration or renewal. * a. (i) If  at  the  time  of
  application   for   a   registration  or  renewal  thereof  there  is  a
  certification from a  court,  parking  violations  bureau,  traffic  and
  parking  violations  agency  or  administrative  tribunal of appropriate
  jurisdiction or administrative tribunal of appropriate jurisdiction that
  the registrant or his representative failed to appear on the return date
  or any subsequent adjourned date or failed to comply with the rules  and
  regulations  of  an  administrative  tribunal following entry of a final
  decision in response to a total of three  or  more  summonses  or  other
  process  in  the  aggregate,  issued  within  an  eighteen month period,
  charging either that (i) such  motor  vehicle  was  parked,  stopped  or
  standing,  or  that  such  motor  vehicle  was  operated for hire by the
  registrant or his agent without being licensed as a  motor  vehicle  for
  hire  by  the  appropriate  local  authority, in violation of any of the
  provisions of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or  regulation
  made  by  a  local  authority  or  (ii)  the  registrant  was  liable in
  accordance with section eleven hundred eleven-a of this  chapter  for  a
  violation  of  subdivision  (d) of section eleven hundred eleven of this
  chapter, the commissioner or his agent shall deny  the  registration  or
  renewal  application  until the applicant provides proof from the court,
  traffic and parking violations agency or administrative tribunal wherein
  the charges are pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in
  the case of an administrative tribunal that he  has  complied  with  the
  rules  and  regulations  of  said  tribunal  following  entry of a final
  decision. Where an application is denied pursuant to this  section,  the
  commissioner  may,  in  his  discretion,  deny a registration or renewal
  application to any other person for the same  vehicle  and  may  deny  a
  registration   or  renewal  application  for  any  other  motor  vehicle
  registered in the name of  the  applicant  where  the  commissioner  has
  determined  that such registrant's intent has been to evade the purposes
  of this subdivision and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to
  believe that such registration  or  renewal  will  have  the  effect  of
  defeating  the  purposes  of  this  subdivision.  Such denial shall only
  remain in effect as long as the summonses remain unanswered, or  in  the
  case  of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with
  the rules and regulations following entry of a final decision.
    (ii) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "motor vehicle  operated
  for  hire" shall mean and include a taxicab, livery, coach, limousine or
  tow truck.
    * NB Effective until December 1, 2009
    * a. If at the time of  application  for  a  registration  or  renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that the registrant or his representative
  failed to appear on the return date or any subsequent adjourned date  or
  failed  to  comply  with  the rules and regulations of an administrative
  tribunal following entry of a final decision in  response  to  three  or
  more summonses or other process, issued within an eighteen month period,
  charging  that  such  motor  vehicle was parked, stopped or standing, or
  that such motor vehicle was operated for hire by the registrant  or  his
  agent  without  being  licensed  as  a  motor  vehicle  for  hire by the
  appropriate local authority, in violation of any of  the  provisions  of
  this  chapter  or  of  any  law, ordinance, rule or regulation made by a
  local  authority,  the  commissioner  or  his  agent  shall   deny   the
  registration  or  renewal application until the applicant provides proof
  from the court  or  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the  charges  are
  pending  that an appearance or answer has been made or in the case of an
  administrative  tribunal  that  he  has  complied  with  the  rules  and
  regulations  of said tribunal following entry of a final decision. Where
  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,
  in his discretion, deny a registration or  renewal  application  to  any
  other person for the same vehicle and may deny a registration or renewal
  application  for  any  other motor vehicle registered in the name of the
  applicant where the commissioner has determined that  such  registrant's
  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision and where the
  commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or
  renewal  will  have  the  effect  of  defeating  the  purposes  of  this
  subdivision.  Such  denial  shall  only  remain in effect as long as the
  summonses remain  unanswered,  or  in  the  case  of  an  administrative
  tribunal,  the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective December 1, 2009
    b. If at the time of application by any person for a  registration  or
  renewal  thereof  there  is a certification from a court or an agency or
  administrative tribunal with regulatory or adjudicatory  authority  over
  van  services  or  other  such common carriers of passengers in any city
  with a population of over one million pursuant to  subdivision  five  of
  section  eighty  of  the  transportation law that there remains unpaid a
  penalty imposed by such  agency  or  administrative  tribunal  or  court
  following entry of a decision or order, including a decision or order in
  a  proceeding  in  which  there  has been a failure to appear or pay, in
  response to a notice of  violation,  summons  or  other  process  issued
  charging  that  the  vehicle was operated as a van service or other such
  common carrier of passengers without the operating authority required by
  such local law or ordinance,  the  commissioner  or  the  commissioner's
  agent  shall  impose  a vehicle identification number block and deny the
  registration or renewal application until the applicant  provides  proof
  from  the  court  or agency or other administrative tribunal wherein the
  charges were adjudicated that such penalty has been paid in full or  the
  violation  has  been corrected to its satisfaction. Where an application
  is denied pursuant to this  paragraph,  the  commissioner  may,  in  the
  commissioner's  discretion,  deny  a registration or renewal application
  for any other motor vehicle registered in  the  name  of  the  applicant
  where  the commissioner has determined that such registrant's intent has
  been to evade the purposes of this paragraph and where the  commissioner
  has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or renewal will
  have  the  effect  of  defeating  the  purposes  of this paragraph. Such
  vehicle identification number block and  denial  shall  only  remain  in
  effect until the penalty has been paid in full or the violation has been
  corrected   to   the   satisfaction   of   the  court,  city  agency  or
  administrative tribunal.
    c.  The  commissioner may promulgate such regulations as are necessary
  to effectuate the provisions of this subdivision,  including  provisions
  for the recovery of the administrative costs of the program incurred for
  each  municipality.  The  commissioner may, in his discretion, refuse to
  process a certification received from a court or administrative tribunal
  in any municipality which has failed to comply with  the  provisions  of
  section  five hundred fourteen of this chapter or which does not have an
  effective program for enforcing suspension and revocation orders  issued
  by the department.
    6.  Registration  fees.  a.  The  following  fees shall be paid to the
  commissioner, or agent, upon the registration  or  reregistration  of  a
  motor  vehicle,  including a suburban, in accordance with the provisions
  of this article:
    If such motor vehicle,  fully  equipped,  weighs  thirty-five  hundred
  pounds  or  less,  sixty-four  and  one-half  cents for each one hundred
  pounds or major fraction thereof; if such motor vehicle, fully equipped,
  weighs more than thirty-five hundred  pounds,  sixty-four  and  one-half
  cents  for each one hundred pounds up to thirty-five hundred pounds, and
  ninety-seven cents for each hundred pounds, or major  fraction  thereof,
  in  excess  of  thirty-five  hundred pounds; provided, however, that the
  total fees for the registration or reregistration of any passenger motor
  vehicle propelled by electricity shall be twelve dollars and ninety-four
  cents, of a six, eight, or twelve cylinder motor vehicle not  less  than
  twelve dollars and ninety-four cents, and of any other motor vehicle not
  less  than  ten dollars and thirty-five cents; and provided further that
  for motor vehicles described in subdivision seven of this  section,  the
  fee  for  such  registration  shall  be  as therein prescribed. Provided
  further, however, that the maximum registration fee under this paragraph
  shall not exceed fifty-six dollars and six cents per registration  year.
  For  the  purposes of this section a "suburban" shall be a motor vehicle
  with a convertible or interchangeable  body  or  with  removable  seats,
  usable  for  both  passenger  and delivery purposes, and including motor
  vehicles, commonly known as station or depot wagons. The  manufacturer's
  weight  of motor vehicle shall be accepted as the weight for the purpose
  of registration under this paragraph.
    b. The provisions of this article  with  respect  to  the  payment  of
  registration  fees  shall  not  apply  to ambulances used exclusively to
  carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business  of
  carrying  or transporting sick or injured persons for hire or profit, or
  to motor vehicles which are especially constructed and equipped to carry
  lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and  operated
  for  that  purpose  by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the
  purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned  or
  controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district,
  or  fire  district or any of the departments thereof or county extension
  service association or public  improvement  district  formed  under  and
  pursuant  to  provisions  of  the  town law, or sanitary district formed
  pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of  the  laws
  of  nineteen  hundred  twenty-eight,  as  amended,  or soil conservation
  districts formed pursuant to the provisions  of  the  soil  conservation
  districts  law,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned  by professional foreign
  consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls,  who  are  nationals  of  the
  state  appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the
  state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers
  of equal rank who are citizens of the United  States  and  who  exercise
  their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country,
  are  granted  reciprocal  exemption,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned and
  operated by the American Red Cross,  but  in  other  respects  shall  be
  applicable.
    c.  The  provisions of this subdivision with respect to the payment of
  registration fees shall not apply to a passenger or suburban type  motor
  vehicle  or  the  provisions  of  subdivision seven of this section with
  respect to the payment of registration fees shall additionally not apply
  to any auto truck or light delivery car having a maximum gross weight of
  less than sixty-five  hundred  pounds  which  is  used  exclusively  for
  passengers  and owned by any disabled veteran of the armed forces of the
  United States who has obtained such motor vehicle under and pursuant  to
  the   provisions   of   public   law  number  six  hundred  sixty-three,
  seventy-ninth  congress,   and   public   law   number   seven   hundred
  ninety-eight,  eighty-first  congress  and public law number one hundred
  eighty-seven, eighty-second congress or  any  comparable  motor  vehicle
  which is bought or acquired to replace such original motor vehicle owned
  by such disabled veteran.
    d. (i) In addition to the other fees provided for in this section, the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle   or   the  renewal  thereof,  collect  the  tax  authorized  by
  subdivision (g) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, if a  city
  of  one  million  or more, pursuant to subdivision (h) of section twelve
  hundred one of such law, enacts a local law providing for the collection
  of such tax by the commissioner and enters into the  required  agreement
  relating thereto.
    (ii)  In  addition to the other fees provided for in this section, the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle or the renewal thereof, collect the tax of the  type  authorized
  under subdivision (e) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, if a
  county,  pursuant  to  subdivision  (c),  (e)  or  (f) of section twelve
  hundred two of such law, enacts a local  law,  ordinance  or  resolution
  providing  for the collection of such tax by the commissioner and enters
  into the required agreement relating thereto.
    e. A. In addition to any other fee for  registration  required  to  be
  paid  pursuant to this article, the commissioner may require the payment
  of an annual service charge of five dollars upon the issuance of a radio
  operator number plate which he, in his discretion, is hereby  authorized
  to do as provided by this paragraph.
    B. A number plate issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be issued in
  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates are issued pursuant to this
  article to persons making application therefor. Such plate shall contain
  not more than eight letters, numerals or any combination  thereof  which
  are  the  permanent  radio  call  letters  assigned  to an amateur radio
  operator by the federal communications  commission.  The  provisions  of
  this  paragraph  shall  not apply to any number plate reserved or issued
  pursuant to any other provision of this article.
    g. In addition to the other fees provided for  in  this  section,  the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle  or the renewal thereof, collect any tax imposed pursuant to the
  authority of chapter one thousand thirty-two of  the  laws  of  nineteen
  hundred  sixty,  if  the  city  imposing  such  tax  enacts  a local law
  providing for the collection of such tax by the commissioner and  enters
  into the required agreement relating thereto.
    7.  Registration  fees  for  auto  trucks,  tractors, buses, taxicabs,
  livery and certain other motor vehicles. The  registration  fees  to  be
  paid  upon  the  registration  or reregistration, in accordance with the
  provisions of this article, of buses, of motor vehicles  constructed  or
  specially   equipped   for   the  transportation  of  goods,  wares  and
  merchandise, commonly known as auto trucks or light  delivery  cars,  of
  taxicabs,  livery  and  of certain other motor vehicles specified herein
  are hereby established as follows:
    A. Schedule for buses.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of five
  passengers  or less, and meeting the requirements of subdivisions twenty
  and twenty-one, notwithstanding the capacity limitation  of  subdivision
  twenty-one,  of  section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter, the
  annual fee of seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of  not
  less  than  six  passengers, nor more than seven passengers, and meeting
  the requirements of subdivisions twenty and twenty-one,  notwithstanding
  the  capacity  limitation  of  subdivision  twenty-one, of section three
  hundred seventy-five of this chapter, the  annual  fee  of  twenty-eight
  dollars and eighteen cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than eight passengers, nor more than ten  passengers,  and  meeting
  the  requirements of subdivisions twenty and twenty-one, notwithstanding
  the capacity limitation of  subdivision  twenty-one,  of  section  three
  hundred  seventy-five  of  this  chapter,  the annual fee of thirty-five
  dollars and eight cents.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of  not
  less  than  eleven  passengers,  nor  more than fourteen passengers, and
  meeting  the  requirements  of  subdivisions  twenty   and   twenty-one,
  notwithstanding  the  capacity  limitation of subdivision twenty-one, of
  section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter, the  annual  fee  of
  forty-nine dollars and forty-five cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than fifteen passengers,  nor  more  than  twenty  passengers,  the
  annual fee of fifty-nine dollars and eighty cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than twenty-one passengers, nor more  than  twenty-two  passengers,
  the  annual  fee  of sixty-three dollars and twenty-five cents. For each
  such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not  less  than
  twenty-three passengers, nor more than twenty-six passengers, the annual
  fee of seventy dollars and seventy-three cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than twenty-seven passengers, nor more than thirty passengers,  the
  annual fee of seventy-seven dollars and sixty-three cents.
    For  each  such  vehicle  having  a seating capacity for passengers in
  excess of thirty  passengers,  the  fee  of  seventy-seven  dollars  and
  sixty-three  cents,  and  the  additional  fee of two dollars and thirty
  cents for each passenger (measured by seating  capacity)  in  excess  of
  thirty passengers.
    For  the  purposes  of  this  schedule, the term "seating capacity for
  passengers" shall exclude the driver.
    The words "seating capacity for passengers", as used in this  section,
  shall  mean  seating  capacity  for  adults. The commissioner shall have
  authority  to  determine,  for  registration  purposes,  the  manner  of
  computing the seating capacity of any vehicle.
    Provided,  however,  that  in  the  case of a bus operated entirely by
  electricity not generated by an engine contained therein the fees to  be
  paid  upon  registration  or  reregistration  thereof shall be fifty per
  centum in excess of the foregoing rates.
    The foregoing schedules shall not apply to omnibuses operated pursuant
  to a franchise or franchises over streets designated in  said  franchise
  or franchises wholly within a city or cities, provided the holder of the
  franchise  or  franchises  pays  for  the same a percentage of its gross
  earnings or gross receipts and for any such omnibus, without  regard  to
  the  seating  capacity;  nor  shall  the  foregoing  schedules  apply to
  omnibuses operated pursuant to a certificate of public  convenience  and
  necessity  granted  under  the  transportation  law  and  based upon the
  consent of the local authorities of any city,  town  or  village,  other
  than  in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, as required by
  the transportation corporations law or, in the county of  Nassau,  based
  upon  the  consent  of the board of supervisors of such county or of any
  city or village therein, or of both such county and any city or  village
  therein  or,  in the counties of Suffolk and Westchester, based upon the
  consent of the county board of legislators of such counties, as required
  by chapter eight hundred seventy-nine of the laws  of  nineteen  hundred
  thirty-six,  provided the holder of such local consent pays for the same
  an annual fee to any such county, city, town or  village,  and  for  any
  such  omnibus,  without  regard  to the seating capacity, the annual fee
  shall be ten  dollars.  The  foregoing  schedules  shall  not  apply  to
  trackless  trolleys,  but if such omnibus shall not be operated in local
  transit service pursuant to a certificate of convenience  and  necessity
  issued  by  the commissioner of transportation the foregoing schedule of
  fees shall apply.
    B. Schedule for tractors, auto trucks and light delivery cars.
    1. For each auto truck or light delivery car, the annual  fee  of  two
  dollars  and  eighty-eight  cents  for  each five hundred pounds maximum
  gross weight or fraction thereof, except that the annual  fee  for  such
  motor  vehicle  operated  entirely  by  electricity  not generated by an
  engine contained therein shall be four dollars and thirty-one cents  for
  each  five  hundred pounds maximum gross weight or fraction thereof, but
  in computing the weight of  such  an  electric  vehicle  the  weight  of
  electric batteries shall be excluded and except also that the annual fee
  for  each auto truck having a maximum gross weight in excess of eighteen
  thousand pounds used exclusively  in  the  transportation  of  household
  goods (as defined by the commissioner of transportation of this state or
  the  interstate commerce commission) by a carrier under authority of the
  commissioner of transportation  of  this  state  or  of  the  interstate
  commerce  commission  shall  be  seven dollars and seventy-six cents for
  each five hundred pounds  maximum  gross  weight  or  fraction  thereof.
  Provided  however,  that  no  motor  vehicle registered pursuant to this
  paragraph may be charged a registration fee in excess  of  that  charged
  for  a  motor  vehicle  registered with a maximum gross weight of eighty
  thousand pounds.
    2. For each tractor of any weight the annual fee  of  one  dollar  and
  twenty-one cents for each one hundred pounds, or major fraction thereof,
  of  maximum gross weight, except that the annual fee for each tractor of
  any weight used exclusively in the transportation of household goods (as
  defined by the commissioner of  transportation  of  this  state  or  the
  interstate  commerce  commission)  by  a  carrier under authority of the
  commissioner of transportation  of  this  state  or  of  the  interstate
  commerce commission shall be one dollar and seventy-three cents for each
  one  hundred pounds, or major fraction thereof, of maximum gross weight.
  Provided however, that no motor  vehicle  registered  pursuant  to  this
  paragraph  may  be  charged a registration fee in excess of that charged
  for a motor vehicle registered with a maximum  gross  weight  of  eighty
  thousand pounds.
    3.  For  the purpose of this schedule, maximum gross weight of an auto
  truck or light delivery car shall mean the weight of the  motor  vehicle
  plus  the weight of the maximum load to be carried by such motor vehicle
  during the registration period.  For  the  purposes  of  this  schedule,
  maximum  gross  weight  of a tractor shall be the weight of the tractor,
  plus the unladen weight of  any  semitrailer  drawn  thereby,  plus  the
  weight  of  the  maximum  load  to  be carried on the tractor and on any
  semitrailer drawn by such tractor during the  registration  period,  but
  shall  not  include  the  weight  or  load of a semitrailer, used with a
  device for converting it to a trailer, when being  drawn  by  a  tractor
  semitrailer  combination  on  the  New  York  state thruway as part of a
  double tandem combination. The weight of  the  motor  vehicle  and  such
  maximum  load  as  stated  on  the application for registration shall be
  subject to audit and approval by the commissioner of motor vehicles.
    C. Schedule for taxicabs and livery. For each taxicab or livery having
  a seating capacity for passengers, excluding the driver, of five persons
  or less, the annual fee of twenty-five dollars  and  thirty  cents.  For
  each  such  vehicle  having a seating capacity for passengers, excluding
  the driver, of not less than six persons, nor more than  seven  persons,
  the  annual  fee  of  forty-one  dollars  and forty cents. For each such
  vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers, excluding the  driver,
  of at least eight persons, but not more than ten persons, the annual fee
  of  fifty-one  dollars  and  seventy-five  cents.  For each such vehicle
  having a seating capacity for passengers, excluding the  driver,  of  at
  least eleven persons, but not more than fourteen persons, the annual fee
  of  seventy-three  dollars  and  sixty  cents.  Any  registration issued
  pursuant  to  this  schedule  shall  be  revoked  upon  receipt  by  the
  commissioner  of  a  notice  of  revocation  of  any  license  or permit
  necessary for the issuance of such registration from the local authority
  which issued such license or permit, or upon receipt of evidence by  the
  commissioner  that  the  registrant has been convicted of a violation of
  any local law requiring the issuance of a license or permit in order  to
  engage  in for-hire operation. Provided, however, that upon surrender to
  the commissioner of any such revoked registration and number plates  and
  upon  payment  of  the  proper  registration  fee, a registration may be
  issued for the vehicle for which  such  registration  has  been  revoked
  pursuant to the provisions of subdivision six of this section.
    D.  Schedule  for hearses, and certain ambulances. 1. For each hearse,
  the annual fee of one dollar and twenty-four cents for each one  hundred
  pounds, or major fraction thereof, of unladen weight.
    2. For each ambulance used in the business of carrying or transporting
  sick or injured persons for hire or profit, the annual fee of one dollar
  and  twenty-four  cents  for  each  one hundred pounds or major fraction
  thereof, of unladen weight.
    E. Schedule for agricultural trucks. 1. For each  agricultural  truck,
  the  annual fee of two dollars and one cent for each five hundred pounds
  maximum gross weight, or fraction thereof.
    2. For the purposes of this schedule an "agricultural truck" shall  be
  a  truck  owned  by  a  person engaged in production by means of (a) the
  planting, cultivation and harvesting of agricultural, vegetable and food
  products of  the  soil,  including  horticultural  specialties  such  as
  nursery  stock, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees and flowers, (b) the
  raising, feeding and care of live stock, bees and poultry or  (c)  dairy
  farming.   Such   agricultural   truck   shall  be  used  only  for  the
  transportation of his own agricultural or dairy commodities or  supplies
  or  for  personal  passenger  use,  or use in conjunction with lumbering
  operations connected with but only incidental  to  the  operation  of  a
  farm.
    3.  A  motor vehicle, registered as an "agricultural truck" under this
  schedule, shall be operated on the public highways only for the purposes
  set forth in paragraph two hereof.
    4. An agricultural truck may be registered or reregistered for periods
  of less than one calendar year upon application forms furnished  by  the
  commissioner  for  such purpose, and the annual fees as provided in this
  schedule shall be  reduced  proportionately  on  a  monthly  computation
  basis.
    F.  Schedule  for  certain  motor  vehicles. (a) For each road roller,
  tractor crane, truck crane, power shovel, road  building  machine,  snow
  plow,  road  sweeper,  sand  spreader, well driller, well servicing rig,
  feed processing machine, mobile car crusher (whether self-propelled or a
  combination used exclusively as one unit), earth mover, which shall mean
  a motor-driven vehicle in excess of eight feet in  width  equipped  with
  pneumatic  tires  designed  and  constructed  for moving or transporting
  earth and rock in connection with excavation and grading work, and truck
  with small wheels used in a factory, warehouse or railroad station,  for
  each spreader or sprayer (generally meaning an agricultural vehicle used
  to  spread  or  spray  agricultural  chemicals, agricultural lime and/or
  agricultural fertilizers) and fire vehicles, an  annual  fee  of  eleven
  dollars  and  fifty  cents;  provided,  however,  that the provisions of
  paragraph b of subdivision six of this section relating to the exemption
  of certain motor vehicles from the payment of registration fees  thereon
  shall  apply  to  the  motor  vehicles  specified  in  this  schedule. A
  tractor-trailer combination designed and used as a unit exclusively  for
  the  same  purpose  as  a vehicle specifically included in this schedule
  shall be considered as a  single  vehicle  and  registered  as  a  motor
  vehicle  under  this  schedule  rather  than  as  a  tractor and trailer
  separately.
    (b) As used in this schedule, the term "snow plow" shall  not  include
  farm  type  tractors  used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or for
  snow plowing other than for hire, as  defined  in  section  one  hundred
  twenty-five  of  this  chapter,  when used for plowing or removing snow,
  provided such plowing or snow removal is not done for hire.
    No person shall operate or move, or cause or knowingly  permit  to  be
  operated  or  moved  on any public highway in this state any auto truck,
  agricultural truck or light delivery  car,  registered  in  this  state,
  having  a  combined  weight of vehicle and load in excess of the maximum
  gross  weight  for  such  vehicle  as  stated  on  the  application  for
  registration.  Such  maximum gross weight cannot be more than the weight
  permitted under section three hundred eighty-five of this chapter or the
  weight permitted by the  rules  or  regulations  of  the  department  of
  transportation  of  any  city  not  wholly included within one county or
  under permits that may be issued pursuant  to  such  section,  rules  or
  regulations whichever is the least restrictive.
    G.  Schedule  for  historical  motor  vehicles. For each motor vehicle
  which is owned and operated as an exhibition piece or  collectors  item,
  and  is  used  for  participation  in  club  activities, exhibit, tours,
  parades, occasional transportation and similar uses, but  not  used  for
  general daily transportation, an annual fee of twenty-three dollars. For
  purposes  of  this  paragraph, a historical motor vehicle shall mean any
  vehicle manufactured more than twenty-five years prior  to  the  current
  calendar  year,  and  any  other  model, year and type vehicle which has
  unique characteristics and which is determined by the commissioner to be
  of historical, classic or exhibition value. Registration plates for such
  vehicles shall be of a type and design approved by the commissioner, but
  shall be of a distinctive nature. Except that, with the approval of  the
  commissioner,  an  owner  of  any  such vehicle may utilize registration
  plates issued in the year corresponding to the model year date in  which
  the  vehicle  was  manufactured,  if  the registration plate is legible,
  durable, and serviceable, of this  state,  and  accurate  in  color,  as
  determined  by  the  department.  Nothing  in  this  paragraph  shall be
  construed to prohibit the use of previously issued  registration  plates
  that   have   been  restored,  without  deviation  from  their  original
  alphanumeric or  pictorial  content,  to  such  condition  as  otherwise
  satisfies  all  applicable  requirements. Such plates shall be used only
  for  the  operation  of  the  motor  vehicle  listed on the registration
  application  and  on  other  motor  vehicles  which  would  qualify  for
  registration  under  this  schedule  owned  by  persons  other  than the
  registrant for the purpose of test driving by the registrant or  his  or
  her  agent  in  anticipation  of possible purchase. No such registration
  will be  issued  unless  evidence  of  financial  security,  in  a  form
  prescribed by the commissioner, is submitted which provides coverage for
  the  motor  vehicle  listed  on  the  registration  application  and for
  non-owned motor vehicles being operated with such plates.
    H. Schedule for tow trucks. For each tow truck registered pursuant  to
  section  four  hundred  one-b  of  this  article,  the annual fee of two
  dollars and eighty-eight cents for  each  five  hundred  pounds  maximum
  gross weight or fraction thereof. For the purposes of this schedule, the
  maximum  gross  weight  of  a  tow truck shall include the weight of any
  vehicle transported wholly upon the tow truck, but shall not include the
  weight of any vehicle transported partly upon the tow truck  and  partly
  on its own wheels or a dolly.
    I. Schedule for leased and rental vehicles. 1. The annual fee for each
  leased vehicle and for each rental vehicle, other than a motorcycle or a
  rental  vehicle  of the passenger vehicle or suburban type, shall be the
  annual fee which would be required to be paid for  such  vehicle  if  it
  were not a leased or rental vehicle.
    2.  For each rental vehicle of the passenger or suburban type having a
  seating capacity for passengers, including the driver, of  five  persons
  or  less,  the annual fee of forty-two dollars and fifty-five cents. For
  each such vehicle having a seating capacity  for  passengers,  including
  the  driver,  of not less than six persons, nor more than seven persons,
  the annual fee of fifty-nine dollars and eighty  cents.  For  each  such
  vehicle  having a seating capacity for passengers, including the driver,
  of at least eight persons, but not more than ten persons, the annual fee
  of sixty-nine dollars. For each such vehicle having a  seating  capacity
  for  passengers,  including  the driver, of at least eleven persons, but
  not more than fifteen persons, the annual  fee  of  ninety  dollars  and
  eighty-five cents.
    J.  Schedule  for  vanpool  vehicles.  The annual fee for each vanpool
  vehicle shall be the annual fee which would be required to be  paid  for
  such  vehicle  if  it  were  not  used  for  the  purpose of vanpooling.
  Registration plates for such vehicles shall be  of  a  type  and  design
  approved  by the commissioner, and shall include the word VANPOOL on the
  face of the registration plate.  Such  plate  shall  be  issued  at  the
  request  of the registrant upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner,
  that the vehicle is to be used for the purpose of vanpooling.
    K. Schedule for heavy duty vehicles: Notwithstanding any  inconsistent
  provision  of  this  section,  the  registration  fee  for  any  vehicle
  described in this  paragraph  shall  be  increased  by  up  to  two  and
  six-tenths  percent  of  such  registration fee in effect on June first,
  nineteen hundred ninety-eight, to fund the direct and indirect costs  of
  the  development and implementation of a heavy duty emissions inspection
  program pursuant to section 19-0320 of  the  environmental  conservation
  law,  including planning, development of regulations and guidance, state
  implementation plan development, personnel  costs  attributable  to  the
  program,  and enforcement costs. Such fee is authorized to be collected,
  commencing June first, nineteen hundred  ninety-nine,  at  the  time  of
  registration of any vehicle required to be registered in New York having
  a  gross  vehicle  weight  of  greater  than eight thousand five hundred
  pounds and powered by diesel fuels except for those vehicles defined  in
  section   one   hundred   one,  subparagraph  two  of  paragraph  E  and
  subparagraph (a) of  paragraph  F  of  this  subdivision,  and  vehicles
  specified  in  subdivision  thirteen  of  this  section,  and  farm type
  tractors and all terrain type vehicles used exclusively for agricultural
  or mowing purposes, or for snow  plowing,  other  than  for  hire,  farm
  equipment,   including   self-propelled  machines  used  exclusively  in
  growing,  harvesting  or  handling  farm  produce,  and   self-propelled
  caterpillar  or  crawler-type  equipment  while  being  operated  on the
  contract site, and timber harvesting equipment such as harvesters,  wood
  chippers,  forwarders, log skidders, and other processing equipment used
  exclusively off highway for  timber  harvesting  and  logging  purposes.
  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of  law to the contrary, any fee amount
  collected pursuant to this paragraph shall be deposited in the clean air
  fund, to the credit of the mobile source account, in accordance with the
  provisions of section ninety-seven-oo of the state finance law.
    L. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph K of this  subdivision,
  no fee shall be charged upon the registration of any vehicle exempt from
  the payment of registration fees under paragraph b of subdivision six of
  this section.
    8.  Registration  fees for trailers. a. The provisions of this chapter
  in relation to registration  books  and  registration,  certificates  of
  registration,  number  plates,  duplicates  of  certificates  and number
  plates, times  of  registration  and  reregistration  and  the  duration
  thereof, for motor vehicles, shall apply also to trailers. The following
  fees shall be paid upon the registration or reregistration of a trailer,
  other than a coach or house trailer or a semitrailer, in accordance with
  the  provisions  of  this  article:  The  annual fee of four dollars and
  thirty-one cents for each five hundred pounds  or  fraction  thereof  of
  maximum  gross  weight  but in no case shall the annual fee be less than
  eleven dollars and fifty cents. The following fees shall  be  paid  upon
  the  registration  or  reregistration  of  a  coach  or house trailer in
  accordance with the provisions of this article: The annual  fee  of  one
  dollar  and  thirty-eight  cents  for  each  one hundred pounds or major
  fraction thereof of unladen weight but in no case shall the  annual  fee
  be less than seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents. The following fees
  shall  be  paid upon the registration or reregistration of a semitrailer
  in accordance with  provisions  of  this  article:  The  annual  fee  of
  twenty-three  dollars.  However,  upon the request of the applicant upon
  the registration or renewal of a  registration  of  a  nineteen  hundred
  eighty-nine  or  later  model  year semitrailer, such semitrailer may be
  registered for a period of not less than five and one-half nor more than
  six and one-half years for a fee of sixty-nine dollars.  A  semitrailer,
  used  with  any  device  for  converting it to a trailer, other than one
  being drawn by a tractor semitrailer combination as  part  of  a  double
  tandem combination, shall be registered as a trailer.
    For  the  purposes of this paragraph, the unladen weight of a coach or
  house trailer shall include the  weight  of  any  equipment  permanently
  attached  to or installed in such trailer. Notwithstanding the foregoing
  provisions and pursuant to regulations and limitations to be established
  by the commissioner and upon payment of a fee of two dollars and  thirty
  cents  therefor  a  temporary permit to move a coach or house trailer on
  the public highways from one site to another  shall  be  issued  to  the
  owner  thereof upon application therefor. Such application shall be made
  in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
    b. For the purposes of this subdivision, as applied to a trailer other
  than a coach or house trailer or a  semitrailer,  maximum  gross  weight
  shall mean the weight of the trailer plus the weight of the maximum load
  to be carried by such trailer during the registration period. The weight
  of  the  trailer  and such maximum load as stated on the application for
  registration shall be subject to audit and approval by the  commissioner
  of motor vehicles.
    c. No person shall operate or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be
  operated or moved on any public highway of this state any combination of
  a  tractor  registered in this state and a semitrailer having a combined
  weight of vehicles and load in excess of the maximum gross weight of the
  tractor as stated on the application for registration of  such  vehicle.
  Such maximum gross weight cannot be more than the weight permitted under
  section  three  hundred  eighty-five  of  this  chapter  or  the  weight
  permitted  by  the  rules  or   regulations   of   the   department   of
  transportation  of  any  city  not  wholly included within one county or
  under permits that may be issued pursuant  to  such  section,  rules  or
  regulations whichever is the least restrictive.
    d. No person shall operate or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be
  operated or moved on any public highway of this state any trailer, other
  than  a  coach  or  house  trailer  or a semitrailer, registered in this
  state, having a combined weight of vehicle and load  in  excess  of  the
  maximum  gross  weight  of such trailer as stated on the application for
  registration of such vehicle.
    9. Correction of registration. a. Where  a  motor  vehicle  registered
  under  this  article requires registration in another class because of a
  change in its form or use, an application for the  correct  registration
  may  be granted upon the surrendering of the certificate of registration
  and number plates and the payment of a fee of one dollar, together  with
  the excess, if any, of the fee for the correct registration over the fee
  for  the  registration  in the class in which the vehicle is registered,
  both fees to be  computed  as  of  the  date  of  granting  the  correct
  registration;  provided,  however,  that if the vehicle has already been
  registered in more than one class during the year, the  class  requiring
  the  highest  fee  shall  be  taken  as  the  basis  in  determining the
  additional fee, if any, to be paid instead of the  class  in  which  the
  vehicle is registered at the time of the application.
    b.  Where  a  vehicle  registered under the provisions of subdivisions
  seven or eight of this section on the  basis  of  maximum  gross  weight
  requires  a  corrected  registration  because of a load in excess of the
  maximum load as certified in the application for  registration,  or  the
  registrant  desires  to  register  the  vehicle at a lower gross maximum
  weight, an application shall be made for correct registration. Upon  the
  surrendering of the certificate of registration and the payment of a fee
  of  two  dollars  together  with  the  balance of the annual fee for the
  correct  registration  over  the  fee  as  previously  registered,  such
  corrected  registration  may be issued. No return of any part of the fee
  paid for the previous registration shall be made in case of a  reduction
  of  maximum  gross  weight  certified in the application for a corrected
  registration.
    9-a. Whenever a registration fee prescribed in subdivision six,  seven
  or eight of this section shall amount to a fee other than a whole dollar
  amount,  the  fee  required  to  be paid shall be rounded to the nearest
  twenty-five cents.
    10. Fees in lieu of taxes.  The  registration  fees  imposed  by  this
  article  upon  motor  vehicles,  other  than  those of manufacturers and
  dealers, shall be in lieu of all taxes, general or local, to which motor
  vehicles may be subject.
    11. A motor vehicle, which does not fall within the definition of  the
  term  bus, used to transport pupils, or pupils and teachers, to and from
  school and not otherwise used to transport passengers for hire shall not
  be registered as a taxicab or livery because of such use.
    12. Registration fee for "forty and eight trains." Notwithstanding any
  of  the  provisions  of  this chapter, the annual registration fee for a
  motor vehicle, commonly described as a boxcar  and/or  locomotive,  duck
  and  tank  and  used  only  by La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux for
  civic demonstrations, convention purposes or social welfare work,  shall
  be five dollars.
    12-a. Permanent fleet registration. The commissioner may provide for a
  system  of  extended  registration  for  vehicles a registrant wishes to
  register as a fleet. The fee  required  for  the  registration  of  each
  vehicle  registered  in such system shall be the same fee which would be
  required if the vehicle was otherwise registered under this section plus
  an additional  two  dollar  administrative  fee.  The  commissioner  may
  establish  the minimum number of vehicles required to be registered as a
  fleet, the types of vehicles which may be registered  in  a  fleet,  the
  term  of  validity  of  any  such registration, qualifications for fleet
  registrants and, notwithstanding any other provisions of this article to
  the contrary, procedures for registration in a fleet, times and  methods
  of  payment  of required fees and the display and/or surrender of number
  plates  and  tags  or  other  evidence  of   fleet   registration.   The
  commissioner  may  prescribe  rules  and  regulations  to  carry out the
  provisions of this subdivision.
    13. Registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers operated
  upon public highways connecting portions of a farm or  farms,  municipal
  sanitary  landfills  and  licensed  motor  vehicle  repair  shops. Motor
  vehicles, other than motor vehicles manufactured and equipped  primarily
  for  the  transportation of passengers, trailers and semitrailers, to be
  operated by any person,  upon  a  public  highway  for  the  purpose  of
  traveling  by  the  most  direct  route,  but  in  no event further than
  twenty-five miles one-way from a point on the farm as designated by  the
  vehicle   owner   and   set  forth  in  an  attachment  to  the  vehicle
  registration, (a) between fields, buildings, and facilities  managed  or
  operated  as  part  of  a  single farm enterprise in connection with the
  production, harvesting, processing or marketing on that farm  of  crops,
  livestock,  or  livestock products produced on that farm; or (b) for the
  purpose of transporting materials from a farm to the  nearest  available
  municipal  sanitary landfill; or (c) for the purpose of transporting the
  motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer to a  motor  vehicle  repair  shop
  licensed  pursuant  to  this  chapter  for  the  repair or adjustment of
  equipment provided that, in addition to the route restrictions set forth
  in this subdivision, no such transport shall be authorized (i)  if  such
  vehicle  has an out-of-service defect relating to load securement, brake
  systems, steering components and/or coupling devices, or  after  it  has
  been  placed  out-of-service;  (ii)  on  any limited access highway; and
  (iii) during the period of one hour before  sunset  to  one  hour  after
  sunrise,  may be registered as provided in this subdivision. Every owner
  of such vehicles may cause to be filed by mail or  otherwise,  with  the
  commissioner  or  with any agent of the commissioner, an application for
  registration of such vehicle, addressed to the commissioner,  and  on  a
  blank  to  be furnished by the commissioner for that purpose, containing
  the information required by subdivision one of  this  section  and  such
  other information as the commissioner shall require. The commissioner or
  agent  shall  make  such  investigation,  as  he  or she shall determine
  necessary,  and  if  satisfied  that  the  vehicle  is  to  be  operated
  exclusively as provided in this subdivision shall, upon the payment of a
  fee of one dollar, assign to such vehicle a distinctive number and issue
  and deliver to the applicant a set of number plates and a certificate of
  registration   in   such  form  as  the  commissioner  shall  prescribe,
  indicating the extent to which the vehicle registered may be operated on
  the public highways  and  such  vehicle  may  be  operated  only  as  so
  indicated.  For  the  purposes of this subdivision, the terms "farm" and
  "crops, livestock or livestock products," shall have the same meaning as
  "land  used  in  agricultural  production"  and  "crops,  livestock  and
  livestock  products,"  respectively, as defined in section three hundred
  one of the agriculture and markets law,  except  that  farmers  with  an
  average  gross  sales value of at least one thousand dollars per year of
  crops, livestock, and livestock products shall be eligible  to  register
  vehicles pursuant to this subdivision.
    15.  The  commissioner  is  authorized  to  make  necessary  rules and
  regulations as may be appropriate for  the  proper  enforcement  of  the
  provisions  of  this  section  with  respect to the registration of auto
  trucks, agriculture trucks, light delivery cars, tractors and trailers.
    16. a. Notwithstanding any other provision of this  chapter  or  other
  law, or rule or regulation, a specialized vehicle shall be classified as
  a  passenger  vehicle  and shall be registered accordingly. Such vehicle
  may use any highway which is restricted to passenger use only.
    b. For the purpose of this subdivision, "a specialized vehicle"  shall
  mean  any vehicle having a gross weight not exceeding sixty-nine hundred
  ninety-nine pounds, regardless of seating or window arrangements,  which
  is  equipped  or  modified with a powered lift or ramp or containing any
  other physical device or alteration for the purpose of  accommodating  a
  wheelchair  or permitting access of a wheelchair-bound person, and which
  is intended to be used for the transportation of a  disabled  person  or
  persons confined to a wheelchair.
    17.  The  provisions  of this chapter with respect to the issuance and
  display of number plates shall not apply to trucks that are used on  the
  highways  only  in  crossing  from  one  point in the owners property to
  another point in the property of such owner where the route traveled  by
  such  trucks  does  not  adjoin  the  lands  of another owner; provided,
  however, that such vehicles  shall  comply  in  all  respects  with  the
  provisions of article six of this chapter.
    17-a.  The  commissioner  shall  permit the use of distinctive license
  plates reserved for use by emergency medical technicians  on  a  van  or
  pickup truck owned and operated by such person where such vehicle is not
  used for commercial purposes.
    18. A violation of subdivision one of this section shall be punishable
  by  a  fine  of  not  less than seventy-five nor more than three hundred
  dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen days, or  by  both
  such  fine and imprisonment except, if the violation consists of failure
  to renew a registration which was valid  within  sixty  days,  the  fine
  shall  be  not less than forty dollars. A violation of subdivision seven
  or eight of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less  than
  one  hundred  fifty nor more than three hundred seventy-five dollars, or
  by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or by both such fine  and
  imprisonment,  for  the  first  offense,  except where the violation was
  committed with a vehicle having a maximum  gross  weight  of  less  than
  eighteen  thousand  pounds the violation should be punished by a fine of
  not less than forty nor more than three hundred seventy-five dollars; by
  a fine of not less than three hundred seventy-five dollars nor more than
  seven hundred fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than  sixty
  days,  or  by  both  such  fine  and  imprisonment,  for  the  second or
  subsequent offense; provided that a sentence or  execution  thereof  for
  any  violation  under  this  subdivision  may  not be suspended. For any
  violation of said subdivision  seven  or  eight  of  this  section,  the
  registration  of  the  vehicle may be suspended for a period of not less
  than ten days nor more than six  months  whether  at  the  time  of  the
  violation  the  vehicle  was  in  charge  of the owner or his agent. The
  provisions of section five hundred ten of this chapter  shall  apply  to
  such suspension except as otherwise provided herein.
    19.  No  owner of a motor vehicle shall cause to be presented, by mail
  or otherwise, to the office or a branch office of the  commissioner,  or
  to  any  agent of the commissioner, an application for registration of a
  vehicle  which  violates  any  weight  limitations  contained   in   the
  provisions  of  section three hundred eighty-five of this chapter or the
  weight permitted by the rules or regulations  of  any  city  not  wholly
  included  within one county or under permits that may be issued pursuant
  to  such  section,  rules  or  regulations  whichever   is   the   least
  restrictive.
    19-a. If a vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated in violation
  of  this  section,  an appearance ticket or summons may be issued to the
  registrant of the vehicle, or if  a  combination  of  vehicles,  to  the
  registrant of the hauling vehicle rather than the operator. In the event
  the  vehicle  is  operated  by  a  person other than the registrant, any
  appearance ticket or summons issued to the registrant  shall  be  served
  upon  the  operator, who shall be deemed the agent of the registrant for
  the purpose  of  receiving  such  appearance  ticket  or  summons.  Such
  operator-agent  shall  transmit such ticket or summons to the registrant
  of the vehicle or the hauling vehicle. If the registrant does not appear
  on the return date, a notice establishing a new return date  and  either
  containing  all  pertinent  information  relating to the charge which is
  contained on the summons or appearance ticket or accompanied by  a  copy
  of  the  information  or  complaint shall also be mailed by certified or
  registered mail by or on behalf of the court or administrative  tribunal
  before  whom  the  appearance  ticket  or  summons  is returnable to the
  registrant at the address given on the registration certificate for  the
  vehicle,  or  if no registration certificate is produced at the time the
  appearance ticket or summons is issued, to the address of the registrant
  on file  with  the  department  or  given  to  the  person  issuing  the
  appearance  ticket  or  summons.  Whenever  proceedings  in  a  court or
  administrative tribunal of this state  result  in  a  conviction  for  a
  violation  of this section, and the court or administrative tribunal has
  made the mailing specified herein, the court or administrative  tribunal
  shall  levy  a mandatory surcharge, in addition to any sentence or other
  surcharge required or permitted by law, in the amount of thirty dollars.
  This mandatory surcharge shall be paid to the  clerk  of  the  court  or
  administrative  tribunal  that rendered the conviction. Within the first
  ten days of the month following collection of the mandatory surcharge by
  a town or village court, the court shall pay such  money  to  the  state
  comptroller   who   shall,   pursuant  to  subdivision  two  of  section
  ninety-nine-a of the state finance law, credit such money to the account
  of the town or village which  sent  the  mandatory  surcharge.  If  such
  collecting  authority  is  any  other  court  of  the  unified system or
  administrative tribunal it shall, within such period, pay such money  to
  the  state  comptroller  who  shall  deposit  such  money into the state
  treasury.  The  provisions  of  this  subdivision  shall  not  apply  to
  owner-operators  of any motor vehicle or to any motor vehicle or trailer
  which is registered in the name of a person whose principal business  is
  the  lease  or  rental  of  motor  vehicles or trailers unless the motor
  vehicle or trailer is being operated by an employee of the registrant or
  for a community of interest other than the  lease  or  rental  agreement
  between the parties to the lease or rental agreement.
    21.  The commissioner shall deposit daily the percentages listed below
  of all fees collected  or  received  by  the  commissioner  after  March
  thirty-first,   nineteen   hundred   ninety-three  pursuant  to  certain
  registration fees imposed by (a) paragraph a of subdivision six, (b) all
  schedules of subdivision seven and (c) paragraph a of subdivision  eight
  of  this  section in a responsible bank, banking house or trust company,
  which shall pay the highest rate of  interest  to  the  state  for  such
  deposit  to  the  credit  of the comptroller on account of the dedicated
  highway  and  bridge  trust  fund  established   pursuant   to   section
  eighty-nine-b  of  the  state  finance  law.  The  commissioner shall so
  deposit thirteen percent of all such registration fees so  collected  or
  so  received  after  March  thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-three,
  seventeen percent of all such  registration  fees  so  collected  or  so
  received  after  December  thirty-first,  nineteen  hundred ninety-four,
  twenty percent of all such registration fees so collected or so received
  after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-five,  twenty-eight
  percent  of all such registration fees so collected or so received after
  March thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight,  thirty-four  percent
  of  all  such  registration  fees so collected or so received after June
  thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-eight, and forty-five and five-tenths
  percent of all such registration fees so collected or so received  after
  January  thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine. Every bank, banking
  house or trust company that accepts such deposits shall execute and file
  in the office of the department of audit and control an  undertaking  to
  the  state,  in  the  sum,  and  with such sureties, as are required and
  approved by the comptroller for the safe keeping and prompt  payment  on
  legal  demand  therefor of all such moneys held by or on deposit in such
  bank, banking house, or trust company, with interest  thereon  on  daily
  balances at such rate as the comptroller may fix. Every such undertaking
  shall  have  endorsed  thereon  or  annexed  thereto the approval of the
  attorney general as to its form.
    The commissioner shall deposit daily the percentages listed  below  of
  all   fees  collected  or  received  by  the  commissioner  after  March
  thirty-first, two thousand one pursuant  to  certain  registration  fees
  imposed  by  (a)  paragraph  a  of subdivision six, (b) all schedules of
  subdivision seven, and (c) paragraph a  of  subdivision  eight  of  this
  section  in  a  responsible  bank, banking house or trust company, which
  shall pay the highest rate of interest to the state for such deposit  to
  the  credit  of  the comptroller on account of the dedicated highway and
  bridge trust fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-b  of  the
  state  finance  law  and  the  dedicated  mass transportation trust fund
  established pursuant to section eighty-nine-c of the state  finance  law
  and to distribute such deposit pursuant to the provisions of subdivision
  (d)  of  section  three hundred one-j of the tax law. In addition to the
  percentages specified in the opening  paragraph  of  this  section,  the
  commissioner  shall  so  deposit twenty-three and five-tenths percent of
  all such registration fees so  collected  or  so  received  after  March
  thirty-first, two thousand one and fifty-four and five-tenths percent of
  all  such  registration  fees  so  collected  or so received after March
  thirty-first, two thousand two.  Every  bank,  banking  house  or  trust
  company  that accepts such deposits shall execute and file in the office
  of the department of audit and control an undertaking to the  state,  in
  the  sum,  and  with  such sureties, as are required and approved by the
  comptroller for the safe keeping and  prompt  payment  on  legal  demand
  therefor  of all such moneys held by or in deposit in such bank, banking
  house or trust company, with interest thereon on daily balances at  such
  rate  as  the  comptroller  may  fix.  Every such undertaking shall have
  endorsed thereon or annexed thereto the approval of the attorney general
  as to its form.
    Of the revenues so deposited, the  comptroller  shall  retain  in  his
  hands  such amount as the commissioner may determine to be necessary for
  refunds or reimbursements of the fees collected or received pursuant  to
  (a)  paragraph  a  of  subdivision six, (b) all schedules of subdivision
  seven  and (c) paragraph a of subdivision eight of this section to which
  registrants shall be entitled under the provisions of this article,  out
  of which amount the commissioner shall pay any refunds or reimbursements
  of  the  fees  collected  or  received  pursuant  to  (a) paragraph a of
  subdivision  six,  (b)  all  schedules  of  subdivision  seven  and  (c)
  paragraph  a  of  subdivision eight of this section to which registrants
  shall  be  entitled  under  such  provisions.  The  comptroller,   after
  reserving the amount to pay such refunds or reimbursements, shall, on or
  before the last day of each month, deposit the balance of the revenue so
  deposited  during such month into the dedicated highway and bridge trust
  fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-b of the state  finance
  law  and  the  dedicated  mass  transportation  trust  fund  established
  pursuant to section eighty-nine-c of the state finance law.

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