2021 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 31 - Alcohol and Drug-Related Offenses and Procedures Applicable Thereto
1199 - Driver Responsibility Assessment.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1199 (2021)

§ 1199. Driver responsibility assessment. 1. In addition to any fines, fees, penalties and surcharges authorized by law, any person convicted of a violation of any subdivision of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this article, or any person found to have refused a chemical test in accordance with section eleven hundred ninety-four of this article not arising out of the same incident as a conviction for a violation of any of the provisions of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this article, shall become liable to the department for payment of a driver responsibility assessment as provided in this section.

2. The amount of the driver responsibility assessment under this section shall be two hundred fifty dollars per year for a three-year period.

3. Upon receipt of evidence that a person is liable for the driver responsibility assessment required by this section, the commissioner shall notify such person by first class mail to the address of such person on file with the department or at the current address provided by the United States postal service of the amount of such assessment, the time and manner of making required payments, and that failure to make payment shall result in the suspension of his or her driver's license or privilege of obtaining a driver's license.

4. If a person shall fail to pay any driver responsibility assessment as provided in this section, the commissioner shall suspend such person's driver's license or privilege of obtaining a license. Such suspension shall remain in effect until any and all outstanding driver responsibility assessments have been paid in full.

5. The provisions of this section shall also be applicable to any person convicted of any violation of section forty-nine-a of the navigation law, any person convicted of a violation of section 25.24 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, or any person found to have refused a chemical test in accordance with the applicable provisions of either the navigation law or the parks, recreation and historic preservation law not arising out of the same incident as such conviction.


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