Ortt announces legislation

Ortt announces legislation

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POLICE SAY NOWAK SPED THROUGH, HIT A BARRIER AND NEARLY STRUCK THE OFFICER. SOME STATE LAWMAKERS ARE NOW FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE NEW LICENSE PLATE FEES. THIS COMES AFTER GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ANNOUNCED THE NEW DESIGNS FOR THE PLATES THIS WEEK. NEWS 4’S SHANNON SMITH TELLS US WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE NOW PROPOSING INSTEAD.. SHANNON? STATE SENATOR ROB ORTT — WHO IS RUNNING FOR THE 27TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THIS WEEK TO BLOCK THOSE NEW LICENSE PLATE FEES. HE CALLS THIS A MONEY GRAB BY THE STATE AND SAYS THERE’S OPPOSITION ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. VOTING ON A NEW PLATE DESIGN IS NOW OPEN. STARTING NEXT YEAR — PEOPLE WILL PAY A TWENTY FIVE DOLLAR REPLACEMENT FEE IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF RENEWING YOUR REGISTRATION. DRIVERS CAN KEEP THEIR CURRENT PLATE NUMBER — FOR AN ADDITIONAL 20 BUCKS. ORTT — WHO WAS JOINED BY ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE NORRIS — SAYS HIS BILL WOULD REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES COMMISSIONER TO WAIVE THE 25 DOLLAR FEE FOR A LICENSE PLATE REPLACEMENT. IF YOU LOSE YOUR PLATE OR IF IT’S DAMAGED YOU’D STILL HAVE TO PAY THAT FEE. ORTT SAYS HE’S ALREADY RECEIVED COMPLAINTS FROM DRIVERS. ((THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A CASH GRAB BY NEW YORK STATE AND MOTORISTS FEEL THE SAME WAY. I’VE TALKED TO MOTORISTS, I’VE TALKED TO DRIVERS YOU KNOW PEOPLE AREN’T STUPID THEY KNOW WHAT THIS IS)) ORTT SAYS THE STATE WOULDN’T NECESSARILY BE PAYING FOR THESE PLATES. HE SAYS IT WOULD JUST BE LESS MONEY COMING INTO THE STATE’S COFFERS THE NIAGARA COUNTY CLERK SAYS HE’S IN SUPPORT OF THIS LEGISLATION. ORTT SAYS UNDER CURRENT LAW, THE DMV COMMISSIONER HAS FLEXIBILITY AND THE FEE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE 25 DOLLARS. ORTT SAYS THERE’S A DEMOCRAT- SPONSORED BILL IN THE ASSEMBLY THAT’S BEING INTRODUCED THAT IS SIMILAR TO HIS BILL. HE SAYS THEY PLAN TO WORK WITH THE ASSEMBLY TO PASS A BILL FOR

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