Cuomo defends new license plate fees
Aug 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Joseph Spector reports at the Democrat and Chronicle that Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to explain the new $25 license "plate replacement fee," and additional $20 fee to keep your current license plate number, speaking in western New York on Aug. 22. Click here to play short excerpt of Cuomo speaking in western New York Aug. 22 about the new fees on license plates. Meanwhile, both Republicans and Democrats in Albany began drafting bills to stop the new fees. A Republican proposal would waive the fee for replacing a license plate due to a design change. A bill from a Democrat would prohibit the collection of the fee if the original plates are still legible and the vehicle owner didn't request new plates. Read about these stories in the Democrat and Chronichle and the Albany Times Union.