2015-12-30 / Front Page

Bill Bans Surcharges On Dismissed Traffic Tickets

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed a bill that will bring some relief to state motorists in the New Year.

The bill, sponsored by Queens Assemblymember Michael Den-Dekker, bans towns and localities in New York State from charging fines, surcharges or administrative fees for traffic violations that are dismissed by a hearing officer in a state Department of Motor Vehicles court.

The amendment to the state traffic law was approved by the Legislature and goes into effect in March 2016.

The law also prohibits fines and surcharges on violations that are plea-bargained to lesser charges.

–Liz Goff

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