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Article 5A - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law
Enacted without article heading
S 309. Legislative findings. 1. The legislature hereby finds and
declares that the safety of the motoring public depends on a modern
system of periodic motor vehicle inspection.
2. In nineteen hundred fifty-nine New York state recognized the need
for inspection of motor vehicles to assure its citizens that their
safety would be protected by removing from its highways those cars whose
mechanical condition did not meet rigid standards of safety.
3. The introduction of anti-pollution devices and newly developed
safety attachments to modern automobiles requires that experimental
inspection stations be established to permit the testing of new methods
of periodic motor vehicle inspection.
4. The creation of new techniques of periodic motor vehicle inspection
has become the concern of the federal government, and federal funds are
now available for the development of criteria for modern inspection
methods. Therefore, legislation should be enacted to promote the
advancement of the periodic motor vehicle inspection program in New York
S 309-a. Establishment of experimental motor vehicle inspection
stations. The commissioner of motor vehicles is hereby directed to
establish, maintain and/or conduct experimental motor vehicle inspection
stations, by contract or pursuant to an appropriation made therefor, for
the purpose of making the inspection prescribed by article five of the
vehicle and traffic law and for the purpose of issuing certificates of
S 309-b. Federal funds. The commissioner is hereby authorized to seek
and obtain federal funds to establish, maintain and/or conduct such
experimental motor vehicle inspection stations.
S 309-c. Contracts. The commissioner may in his discretion enter into
contracts with other outside agencies to provide testing devices, supply
facilities, maintain and conduct experimental motor vehicle inspections
under his direction and supervision.
S 309-d. Fees. The schedule of fees charged by such an experimental
motor vehicle inspection station for making the inspection required
shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner, provided, however,
that such fees shall provide sufficient revenue, either by themselves or
when combined with any federal funds made available to the commissioner,
to meet the total costs of the experimental motor vehicle inspection
program herein established.
S 309-e. Reports. The commissioner shall, not later than January
first, nineteen hundred seventy-eight, submit to the governor and to the
legislature a report on the operation and maintenance of such stations.
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