New York V&T § 510

´╗┐Suspension, revocation and reissuance of licenses and registrations.

Any

  • magistrate, justice or judge, in a city, in a town, or in a village, any
  • supreme court justice, any
  • county judge, any
  • judge of a district court,
  • the superintendent of state police and
  • the commissioner of motor vehicles or any person deputized by him,

shall have power to revoke or suspend the license to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle of any person, or in the case of an owner, the registration, as provided herein.

A learner's permit, or a license which has expired but is renewable, shall be deemed a license within the meaning of § 510.

a. Mandatory revocations.

Such licenses shall be revoked and such registrations may also be revoked where the holder is convicted:

(i) of homicide or assault arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle or criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle resulting in death, whether the conviction was had in New York or elsewhere;

(ii) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 2385, of the crime of advocating the overthrow of government, whether the conviction was had in New York or elsewhere;

(iii) of any violation of § 600(2) or § 392 or of a local law or ordinance making it unlawful to leave the scene of an accident without reporting;

(iv) of a third or subsequent violation, committed within a period of eighteen months, of

  • any provision of § 1180,
  • any ordinance or regulation limiting the speed of motor vehicles and motorcycles or
  • any provision constituted a misdemeanor by the VTL, not included in § 510(2)(a)(i) or (iii), except violations of § 375(1) or of § 401(1) and similar violations under any local law, ordinance or regulation committed by an employed driver if the offense occurred while operating, in the course of his employment, a vehicle not owned by said driver,

whether such three or more violations were repetitions of the same offense or were different offenses;

(v) of a violation for the conviction of which any such license is subject to revocation under § 510-b(2);

(vi) of a violation of any provision of § 1182;

(vii) of a second violation of any provision of § 1182 committed within a period of three years of a previous violation of § 1182 shall result in a license revocation of one year;

(viii) of a third violation, committed within a period of three years, of any provision of § 1174(a);

(ix) of a violation of § 1224, other than a violation adjudicated by the environmental control board of a city having a population of one million or more pursuant to § 1224(7), and fails to pay the fine imposed thereon pursuant to § 1224(7);

(x) of a traffic infraction for a subsequent violation of Art. 26 - Right of Way and the commission of such violation caused serious physical injury to another person and such subsequent violation occurred within eighteen months of a prior violation of any provision of Art. 26 - Right of Way where the commission of such prior violation caused the serious physical injury or death of another person;

(xi) of a traffic infraction for a subsequent violation of Art. 26 - Right of Way and the commission of such violation caused the death of another person and such subsequent violation occurred within eighteen months of a prior violation of any provision of Art. 26 - Right of Way where the commission of such prior violation caused the serious physical injury or death of another person;

(xii) of a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of § 1225-c or § 1225-d committed where such person is the holder of a probationary license, as defined in § 501(4), at the time of the commission of such violation and such second or subsequent violation was committed within six months following the restoration or issuance of such probationary license; or

(xiii) of a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of § 1225-c or § 1225-d committed where such person is the holder of a class DJ or MJ learner's permit or a class DJ or MJ license at the time of the commission of such violation and such second or subsequent violation was committed within six months following the restoration of such permit or license.

b. Mandatory suspensions.

Such licenses shall be suspended, and such registrations may also be suspended:

(i) for a period of 60 days where the holder is convicted of a violation for the conviction of which such license is subject to suspension pursuant to § 510-b(1);

(ii) when the holder forfeits bail given upon being charged with any of the offenses mentioned in § 510(2), until the holder submits to the jurisdiction of the court in which he forfeited bail; and

(iii) such registrations shall be suspended when necessary to comply with § 140(9) or § 145(4) of the transportation law.

The commissioner shall have the authority to deny a registration or renewal application to any other person for the same vehicle and may deny a registration or renewal application for any other motor vehicle registered in the name of the applicant where it has been determined that such registrant's intent has been to evade the purposes of § 510(2) and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or renewal will have the effect of defeating the purposes of § 510(2).

(iv) For a period of 30 to 180 days where the holder is convicted of the crime of assault in the first, second or third degree as defined in Art. 120 of the penal law, where such offense was committed against a traffic enforcement agent employed by the city of New York or the city of Buffalo while such agent was enforcing or attempting to enforce the traffic regulations of such city.

(v) For a period of six months where the holder is convicted of, or receives a youthful offender or other juvenile adjudication in connection with, any

  • misdemeanor or felony defined in Art. 220 or Art. 221 of the penal law, any
  • violation of the federal controlled substances act, any
  • crime in violation of § 1192(4) or any
  • out-of-state or federal misdemeanor or felony drug-related offense;

provided, however, that any time actually served in custody pursuant to a sentence or disposition imposed as a result of such conviction or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudication shall be credited against the period of such suspension and, provided further, that the court shall determine that such suspension need not be imposed where there are compelling circumstances warranting an exception.

(vi) Pursuant to § 510(2)(b)(v), the magistrate, justice or judge shall order such suspension or render its findings that [there] are compelling circumstances warranting an exception at the time of sentencing.

At that time, the judge, justice or magistrate may also issue an order making said license suspension take effect 20 days after the date of sentencing and, if this is done, the license holder shall be given a copy of the order permitting the continuation of driving privileges.

(vii) In no event shall the commissioner suspend a driver's license pursuant to § 510(2)(b)(v) absent a copy of an order by the magistrate, justice or judge as provided in § 510(2)(b)(vi).

(viii) for a period of 60 days where the holder is convicted of a violation of § 1220-b within a period of eighteen months of a previous violation of § 1220-b.

(ix) For a period of three months where the holder is sentenced to a license suspension pursuant to § 65-b(5)(a) of the alcoholic beverage control law, provided however, that, in accordance with such § 65-b(5), such suspension shall be only a license suspension.

(x) For a period of six months where the holder is sentenced to a license suspension pursuant to § 65-b(5)(b) of the alcoholic beverage control law, provided however, that, in accordance with such § 65-b(5), such suspension shall be only a license suspension.

(xi) For a period of one year or until the holder reaches the age of twenty-one, whichever is the greater period of time, where the holder is sentenced to a license suspension pursuant to § 65-b(5)(c) of the alcoholic beverage control law, provided however, that, in accordance with such § 65-b(5), such suspension shall be only a license suspension.

(xii) for a period of one year where the holder is convicted of, or receives a youthful offender or juvenile delinquency adjudication in connection with a violation of § 240.62 or § 240.60(5) of the penal law.

(xiii) for a period of 60 days where the holder is convicted of two or more violations of § 1180(d)(2) or (f).

(xiv) for a period of 45 days where the holder is convicted of a traffic infraction for a first violation of Art. 26 - Right of Way and the commission of such violation caused serious physical injury to another person, except:

(A) where the holder is convicted of a traffic infraction for a first violation of § 1146 and the commission of such violation caused serious physical injury to another person, the suspension shall be for a period of six months; and

(B) where the holder is convicted of a traffic infraction for a second violation of § 1146 and the commission of such violation caused serious physical injury to another person, and such person has previously been convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of § 1146 and the commission of such violation caused serious physical injury to another person within five years, the suspension shall be for a period of one year.

(xv) for a period of 75 days where the holder is convicted of a traffic infraction for a first violation of Art. 26 - Right of Way and the commission of such violation caused the death of another person.

(xvi) for a period of 120 days where the holder is convicted of a violation of § 1225-c or § 1225-d when such violation was committed while such holder had a probationary license, as defined in § 501(4).

(xvii) for a period of 120 days where the holder is convicted of a violation of § 1225-c or § 1225-d when such violation was committed while such holder had a class DJ or MJ learner's permit or a class DJ or MJ license.

c. Application of mandatory revocations and suspensions to non-residents and to unlicensed persons.

Whenever a non-resident or a person who is unlicensed is convicted of any violation or receives a youthful offender or juvenile delinquency adjudication in conjunction with a violation of § 240.62 or § 240.60(5) of the penal law, which would require the revocation or suspension of a license, pursuant to the provisions of the VTL, if the person so convicted or adjudicated was the holder of a license issued by the commissioner, such non-resident's privilege of operating a motor vehicle in New York or such unlicensed person's privilege of obtaining a license issued by the commissioner shall be revoked or suspended, and such non-resident's privilege of operation within New York of any motor vehicle owned by such person or such unlicensed person's privilege of obtaining a registration issued by the commissioner may be suspended as if such non-resident or unlicensed person was the holder of a license issued by the commissioner.

The provisions of § 510(6) and (7) shall be applicable to any such suspension or revocation.

d. Mandatory suspensions; vehicles over 18,000 pounds.

A license or privilege shall be suspended by the commissioner for a period of 60 days, where the holder is convicted of a violation of § 1180(g), and

(i) the recorded or entered speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 20 MPH or

(ii) the recorded or entered speed upon which the conviction was based exceeded the applicable speed limit by more than 10 MPH and the vehicle was either

(A) in violation of any rules or regulations involving an out-of-service defect relating to brake systems, steering components and/or coupling devices, or

(B) transporting flammable gas, radioactive materials or explosives.

Whenever a license is suspended pursuant to § 510(2)(d), the commissioner shall immediately issue a restricted license provided the holder of such license is otherwise eligible to receive such restricted license, except that no such restricted license shall be valid for the operation of a vehicle with a GVWR of more than 18,000 pounds and further provided that issuing a license to such person does not create a substantial traffic safety hazard.

(a) Within seven days after conviction for a violation of any local law which prohibits the knowing operation or offering to operate or permitting the operation for hire of any vehicle as a taxicab, livery, as defined in § 121-e, coach, limousine, van or wheelchair accessible van or tow truck within New York without first having obtained an appropriate license therefor from the appropriate licensing authority and appropriate for-hire insurance from the appropriate insurance agency, the taxi and limousine commission or other local body having jurisdiction over such offenses with respect to such vehicles shall provide notice of such conviction to the commissioner in a manner agreed upon between any such local body and the commissioner.

Upon receipt of such notice, the commissioner shall suspend the license of such operator and the registration of such vehicle for a period of 60 days.

(b) Within seven days after conviction for a violation of any local law which prohibits the knowing operation or offering to operate or permitting the operation for hire of any vehicle as a taxicab, livery, as defined in § 121-e, coach, limousine, van or wheelchair accessible van or tow truck within New York without first having obtained an appropriate license therefor from the appropriate licensing authority and appropriate for-hire insurance from the appropriate insurance agency where the operator has, within the previous five years, been convicted of any such violation, the taxi and limousine commission or other local body having jurisdiction over such offenses with respect to such vehicles shall provide notice to the commissioner in a manner agreed upon between any such local body and the commissioner.

Upon receipt of such notice, the commissioner shall revoke the license of such operator.

(c) Within seven days after conviction for a violation of any local law which prohibits the knowing operation or offering to operate or permitting the operation for hire of any vehicle as a taxicab, livery, as defined in § 121-e, coach, limousine, van or wheelchair accessible van or tow truck within New York without first having obtained an appropriate license therefor from the appropriate licensing authority and appropriate for-hire insurance from the appropriate insurance agency where the registrant has, within the previous five years, been convicted of any such violation, the taxi and limousine commission or other local body having jurisdiction over such offenses with respect to such vehicles shall provide notice to the commissioner in a manner agreed upon between any such local body and the commissioner.

Upon receipt of such notice, the commissioner shall revoke the registration of such vehicle, and no new registration shall be issued for at least six months, nor thereafter, except in the discretion of the commissioner.

(d) The provisions of § 510(2-a) shall not apply to any taxicab or livery as defined in § 121-e, coach, limousine, van or wheelchair accessible van or tow truck licensed or permitted for such operation by the appropriate local body of any other municipality, the department of transportation, the metropolitan transportation authority or the interstate commerce commission.

Such licenses and registrations and the privilege of a non-resident of operating a motor vehicle in New York and of operation within New York of any motor vehicle owned by him and the privilege of an unlicensed person of obtaining a license issued by the commissioner and of obtaining a registration issued by the commissioner may be suspended or revoked:

a. for any violation of the provisions of the VTL, except § 1192, or for any violation of a local ordinance or regulation prohibiting dangerous driving as shall, in the discretion of the officer acting hereunder, justify such revocation or suspension;

b. because of some physical or mental disability of the holder, the court commitment of the holder to an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of mental hygiene or the disability of the holder by reason of intoxication or the use of drugs;

c. because of the conviction of the holder at any time of a felony;

d. for habitual or persistent violation of any of the provisions of the VTL, or of any lawful ordinance, rule or regulation made by local authorities in relation to traffic;

e. for gross negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle or operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle in a manner showing a reckless disregard for life or property of others;

f. for knowingly permitting or suffering any motor vehicle or motorcycle under the direction or control of the holder to be used in aid or furtherance of the commission of any crime;

g. for preventing lawful identification of any motor vehicle or motorcycle under the holder's direction or control, or evading lawful arrest or prosecution while operating such motor vehicle or motorcycle;

h. for wilfully evading lawful prosecution in New York or in another state or jurisdiction for an offense committed therein against the motor vehicle or traffic laws thereof;

i. for habitual or persistent violation of any provisions of the VTL, and/or any lawful ordinance, rule or regulation made by local authorities in relation to traffic, and/or violations committed in a commercial motor vehicle of any law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation in relation to traffic made by any other state, District of Columbia, Canadian province or local authority of such state, district or province;

j. except as provided in § 510(1) or § 1193 upon the conviction of a person under 18 years of age of any crime or in the case of an adjudication of youthful offender under 19 years of age, such license or registration may be suspended or revoked for a maximum period of one year by the judge or justice sentencing him;

k. for a period of up to 90 days because of the conviction of the holder of the offenses of menacing as defined in § 120.15 of the penal law, where such offense was committed against a traffic enforcement agent employed by the city of New York or the city of Buffalo while such agent was enforcing or attempting to enforce the traffic regulations of such city.

Where revocation or suspension is permissive, the holder, unless he shall waive such right, shall have an opportunity to be heard except where such revocation or suspension is based solely on a court conviction or convictions or on a court commitment to an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of mental hygiene.

A license or registration, or the privilege of a non-resident of operating a motor vehicle in New York or of the operation within New York of any motor vehicle owned by him, may, however, be temporarily suspended without notice, pending any prosecution, investigation or hearing.

a. Such licenses may be suspended where pursuant to any compact or agreement authorized by § 517 the holder thereof is issued a summons for a moving traffic violation, is not detained or required to furnish bail or collateral and fails to appear in response to such summons.

Such suspension shall remain in effect only until such holder submits to the jurisdiction of the court in which such summons is returnable.

b. If notification is received by the commissioner pursuant to any compact or agreement authorized by § 516-b that the holder of a New York license or an unlicensed New York resident has been convicted of an offense set forth in such compact or agreement, such conviction, for the purpose of administrative action which must or may be taken by the commissioner pursuant to the provisions of § 510, shall be deemed to be a conviction of an offense committed within New York in accordance with the provisions of such compact or agreement.

(a) Upon receipt of a court notification of

  • the failure of a person to appear within 60 days of the return date or new subsequent adjourned date, pursuant to an appearance ticket charging said person with a violation of
    • any of the provisions of the VTL (except one for parking, stopping, or standing), of
    • any violation of the tax law or of the transportation law regulating traffic or of
    • any lawful ordinance or regulation made by a local or public authority, relating to traffic (except one for parking, stopping, or standing) or
  • the failure to pay a fine imposed by a court

the commissioner or his or her agent may suspend the driver's license or privileges of such person pending receipt of notice from the court that such person

  • has appeared in response to such appearance ticket or
  • has paid such fine.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the day upon which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose driver's license or privileges are to be suspended.

Any suspension issued pursuant to § 510(4-a)(a) shall be subject to the provisions of § 503(2)(j-1).

(b) The provisions of § 510(4-a)(a) shall not apply to a registrant who was not operating a vehicle, but who was issued a summons or an appearance ticket for a violation of § 385, § 401 or § 511-a.

Upon the receipt of a court notification of

  • the failure of such person to appear within 60 days of the return date or a new subsequent adjourned date, pursuant to an appearance ticket charging said person with such violation, or
  • the failure of such person to pay a fine imposed by a court,

the commissioner or his or her agent may suspend the registration of the vehicle or vehicles involved in such violation or privilege of operation of any motor vehicle owned by the registrant pending receipt of notice from the court that such person

  • has appeared in response to such appearance ticket or
  • has paid such fine.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the day upon which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose registration or privilege is to be suspended.

Any suspension issued pursuant to § 510(4-a)(b) shall be subject to the provisions of § 503(2)(j-1).

(c) Upon receipt of notification from a traffic and parking violations agency or a traffic violations agency of

  • the failure of a person to appear within 60 days of the return date or new subsequent adjourned date, pursuant to an appearance ticket charging said person with a violation of:
  • (i) any of the provisions of the VTL except one for parking, stopping or standing and except those violations described in § 371(2)(a), (b), (d), (e), and (f) § 371(2-a)(a), (b), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of the general municipal law;

    (ii) § 502 or § 1815(a) of the tax law;

    (iii) § 14-f (except § 14-f(4)(b)), § 211, or § 212 of the transportation law; or

    (iv) any lawful ordinance or regulation made by a local or public authority relating to traffic (except one for parking, stopping or standing) or

  • the failure to pay a fine imposed for such a violation by a traffic and parking violations agency or a traffic violations agency,

the commissioner or his or her agent may suspend the driver's license or privileges of such person pending receipt of notice from the agency that such person

  • has appeared in response to such appearance ticket or
  • has paid such fine.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the day upon which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose driver's license or privileges are to be suspended.

Any suspension issued pursuant to § 510(4-a)(c) shall be subject to the provisions of § 503(2)(j-1).

Upon receipt of certification from a court or administrative tribunal of appropriate jurisdiction that the owner of a motor vehicle or his representative failed to appear on the return date or dates or any subsequent adjourned date or dates or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of an administrative tribunal following entry of a final decision or decisions in response to 25 or more summonses or other process, issued within an 18 month period charging that such motor vehicle is parked, stopped or standing in violation of any of the provisions of the VTL or of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation made by a local authority, the commissioner shall suspend the registration of such motor vehicle.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the date on which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose registration is to be suspended and shall remain in effect as long as the summmons or summonses remain unanswered, or in the case of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations following the entry of a final decision or decisions.

Upon receipt of certification from a court or administrative tribunal of appropriate jurisdiction in a city with a population in excess of 100,000 persons according to the 1980 United States census that the owner of a motor vehicle or his representative following compliance by such city with the notice provisions of § 235(2), failed to appear on the return date or dates or any subsequent adjourned date or dates or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of an administrative tribunal following entry of a final decision or decisions, in response to five or more summonses or other process, issued within a 12 month period charging that such motor vehicle is parked, stopped or standing in violation of any of the provisions of the VTL or of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation made by a local authority, the commissioner shall suspend the registration of such motor vehicle.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the date on which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose registration is to be suspended and shall remain in effect as long as the summons or summonses remain unanswered, or in the case of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations following the entry of a final decision or decisions.

* NB Repealed September 1, 2017

Upon the receipt of a notification from a court or an administrative tribunal that an owner of a motor vehicle failed to appear on the return date or dates or a new subsequent adjourned date or dates or failed to pay any penalty imposed by a court or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of an administrative tribunal following entry of a final decision or decisions, in response to five or more notices of liability or other process, issued within an 18 month period charging such owner with a violation of toll collection regulations in accordance with the provisions of § 2985 of the public authorities law or § 16-a, 16-b and 16-c of Chap. 774 of the laws of 1950, the commissioner or his agent shall suspend the registration of the vehicle or vehicles involved in the violation or the privilege of operation of any motor vehicle owned by the registrant.

Such suspension shall take effect no less than 30 days from the date on which notice thereof is sent by the commissioner to the person whose registration or privilege is suspended and shall remain in effect until such registrant has appeared in response to such notices of liability or has paid such penalty or in the case of an administrative tribunal, the registrant has complied with the rules and regulations following the entry of a final decision or decisions.

(1) The commissioner, on behalf of the department, shall enter into a written agreement with the commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance, on behalf of the office of temporary and disability assistance, which shall set forth the procedures for suspending the driving privileges of individuals who have failed to make payments of child support or combined child and spousal support.

(2) Such agreement shall include:

(i) the procedure under which the office of temporary and disability assistance shall notify the department of an individual's liability for support arrears;

(ii) the procedure under which the department shall be notified by the office of temporary and disability assistance that an individual has satisfied or commenced payment of his or her support arrears; or has made satisfactory payment arrangements thereon and shall have the suspension of his or her driving privileges terminated;

(iii) the procedure for reimbursement of the department and its agents by the office of temporary and disability assistance for the full additional costs of carrying out the procedures authorized by § 510, and may include, subject to the approval of the director of the budget, a procedure for reimbursement of necessary additional costs of collecting social security numbers pursuant to § 502;

(iv) provision for the publicizing of sanctions for nonpayment of child support including the potential for the suspension of delinquent support obligors' driving privileges if they fail to pay child support or combined child and spousal support; and

(v) such other matters as the parties to such agreement shall deem necessary to carry out provisions of § 510.

(3) Upon receipt of notification from the office of temporary and disability assistance of a person's failure to satisfy support arrears or to make satisfactory payment arrangements thereon pursuant to § 111-b(12)(e) of the social services law or notification from a court issuing an order pursuant to § 458-a of the family court act or 244-b of the domestic relations law, the commissioner or his or her agent shall suspend the license of such person to operate a motor vehicle.

In the event such person is unlicensed, such person's privilege of obtaining a license shall be suspended.

Such suspension shall take effect no later than 15 days from the date of the notice thereof to the person whose license or privilege of obtaining a license is to be suspended, and shall remain in effect until such time as the commissioner is advised that the person has satisfied the support arrears or has made satisfactory payment arrangements thereon pursuant to § 111-b(12)(e) of the social services law or until such time as the court issues an order to terminate such suspension;

(4) From the time the commissioner is notified by the office of temporary and disability assistance of a person's liability for support arrears under § 510, the commissioner shall be relieved from all liability to such person which may otherwise arise under § 510, and such person shall have no right to commence a court action or proceeding or to any other legal recourse against the commissioner to recover such driving privileges as authorized by § 510.

In addition, notwithstanding any other provision of law, such person shall have no right to a hearing or appeal pursuant to the VTL with respect to a suspension of driving privileges as authorized by § 510.

However, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit such person from proceeding against the support collection unit pursuant to Art. 78 of the CPLR.

(5) Any person whose license has been suspended pursuant to § 510(3) may apply for the issuance of a restricted use license as provided in § 530.

* NB Repealed June 30, 2015

(1) The commissioner shall enter into a written agreement with the commissioner of taxation and finance, as provided in § 171-v of the tax law, which shall set forth the procedures for suspending the drivers' licenses of individuals who have failed to satisfy past-due tax liabilities as such terms are defined in such section.

(2) Upon receipt of notification from the department of taxation and finance that an individual has failed to satisfy past-due tax liabilities, or to otherwise make payment arrangements satisfactory to the commissioner of taxation and finance, or has failed to comply with the terms of such payment arrangements more than once within a 12 month period, the commissioner or his or her agent shall suspend the license of such person to operate a motor vehicle.

In the event such person is unlicensed, such person's privilege of obtaining a license shall be suspended.

Such suspension shall take effect no later than 15 days from the date of the notice thereof provided to the person whose license or privilege of obtaining a license is to be suspended, and shall remain in effect until such time as the commissioner is advised that the person has satisfied his or her past-due tax liabilities, or has otherwise made payment arrangements satisfactory to the commissioner of taxation and finance.

(3) From the time the commissioner is notified by the department of taxation and finance under § 510, the commissioner shall be relieved from all liability to such person which may otherwise arise under § 510, and such person shall have no right to commence a court action or proceeding or to any other legal recourse against the commissioner to recover such driving privileges as authorized by § 510.

In addition, notwithstanding any other provision of law, such person shall have no right to a hearing or appeal pursuant to the VTL with respect to a suspension of driving privileges as authorized by § 510.

(4) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department shall furnish the department of taxation and finance with the information necessary for the proper identification of an individual referred to the department for the purpose of driver's license suspension pursuant to § 510 and § 171-v of the tax law.

This shall include the individual's name, social security number and any other information the commissioner of motor vehicles deems necessary.

(5) Any person whose driver's license is suspended pursuant to § 510(4-f)(2) may apply for the issuance of a restricted use license as provided in § 530.

A license or registration may be restored by direction of the commissioner but not otherwise.

Reversal on appeal, of any conviction because of which any license or registration has been revoked or suspended, shall entitle the holder to restoration thereof forthwith.

The privileges of a non-resident may be restored by direction of the commissioner in his discretion but not otherwise.

a. Where revocation is mandatory hereunder, no new license shall be issued for at least six months or, in certain cases a longer period as specified in the VTL, nor thereafter, except in the discretion of the commissioner of motor vehicles.

b. Except as otherwise provided in § 510(6)(c), where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510(2)(a)(iii), no new commercial driver's license shall be issued for at least one year nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner, except that if such person

  • has previously been found to have refused a chemical test pursuant to § 1194 or
  • has a prior conviction of any of the following offenses:
    • any violation of § 1192;
    • any violation of § 600(1) or (2); or has
    • a prior conviction of any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle pursuant to § 510-a(1)(a),

then such commercial driver's license revocation shall be permanent.

c. Where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510-a(1) or § 510(2)(a)(iii) and the violation of § 600(2) was committed while operating a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials, no new commercial driver's license shall be issued for at least three years nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner, except that if such person

  • has previously been found to have refused a chemical test pursuant to § 1194 or
  • has a prior conviction of any of the following offenses:
    • any violation of § 1192;
    • any violation of § 600(1) or (2); or has
    • a prior conviction of any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle pursuant to § 510-a(1)(a),

then such commercial driver's license revocation shall be permanent.

d. The permanent commercial driver's license revocation required by § 510(6)(b) and (c) may be waived by the commissioner after a period of ten years has expired from such sentence provided:

(i) that during such ten year period such person

  • has not been found to have refused a chemical test pursuant to § 1194 and
  • has not been convicted of any one of the following offenses:
    • any violation of § 1192;
    • any violation of § 600(1) or (2); or has
    • a prior conviction of any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle pursuant to § 510-a(1)(a);

(ii) if any of the grounds upon which the permanent commercial driver's license revocation is based involved a finding of refusal to submit to a chemical test pursuant to § 1194 or a conviction of a violation of any subdivision of § 1192, that such person provides acceptable documentation to the commissioner that such person has voluntarily enrolled in and successfully completed an appropriate rehabilitation program; and

(iii) after such documentation, if required, is accepted, that such person is granted a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct pursuant to Art. 23 of the correction law by the court in which such person was last penalized.

e. Upon a third finding of refusal and/or conviction of any of the offenses which require a permanent commercial driver's license revocation, such permanent revocation may not be waived by the commissioner under any circumstances.

f. Where revocation is mandatory hereunder, based upon a conviction had outside New York, no new license shall be issued until after 60 days from the date of such revocation, nor thereafter, except in the discretion of the commissioner.

g. Except as provided in § 510(6)(k), where revocation is permissive, no new license or certificate shall be issued by such commissioner to any person until after 30 days from the date of such revocation, nor thereafter, except in the discretion of the commissioner after an investigation or upon a hearing, provided, however, that where the revocation is based upon a failure in a reexamination pursuant to § 506, a learner's permit may be issued immediately and provided further, that where revocation is based upon a conviction of a felony, other than a felony relating to the operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle, a license shall be issued immediately, if the applicant is otherwise qualified and if the application for such license is accompanied by consent in writing issued by the parole or probation authority having jurisdiction over such applicant.

h. The provisions of § 510(6) shall not apply to revocations issued pursuant to § 1193 and § 1194.

i. Where suspension of a driver's license is mandatory hereunder based upon a conviction of, or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudication in connection with, any

  • misdemeanor or felony as defined in Art. 220 or 221 of the penal law, any
  • violation of the federal controlled substances act, any
  • crime in violation of § 1192(4) or any
  • out-of-state or federal misdemeanor or felony drug-related offense,

the commissioner may issue a restricted use license pursuant to § 530.

j. Where suspension of a driver's license is mandatory hereunder based upon a conviction of, or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudication in connection with, any

  • misdemeanor or felony as defined in Art. 220 or 221 of the penal law, any
  • violation of the federal controlled substances act, any
  • crime in violation of § 1192(4) or any
  • out-of-state or federal misdemeanor or felony drug-related offense

and the individual does not have a driver's license or the individual's driver's license was suspended at the time of conviction or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudication, the commissioner shall not issue a new license nor restore the former license for a period of six months after such individual would otherwise have become eligible to obtain a new license or to have the former license restored; provided, however, that during such delay period the commissioner may issue a restricted use license pursuant to § 530 to such previously suspended licensee.

k. Where revocation is permissive hereunder, based upon a finding of a violation of § 392 or § 392-a, no new license or certificate shall be issued until after one year from the date of such revocation, nor thereafter, except in the discretion of the commissioner.

l. Where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510(2)(a)(x), no new license shall be issued for at least 75 days, nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner.

m. Where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510(2)(a)(xi), no new license shall be issued for at least 120 days, nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner.

n. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 510(6)(a), § 510-b(2) or § 510-c(1)(b), where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510(2)(a)(xii) or (xiii), no new license shall be issued for at least one year, nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner.

* o. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 510(6)(a), where revocation is mandatory pursuant to § 510(2)(a)(iii) involving a violation of § 392 in relation to an application for the commercial driver's license or the commercial learner's permit being revoked, no new commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit shall be issued for at least one year, nor thereafter except in the discretion of the commissioner.

* NB Effective July 8, 2015

Except as expressly provided, a court conviction shall not be necessary to sustain a revocation or suspension.

Revocation or suspension hereunder shall be deemed an administrative act reviewable by the supreme court as such.

Notice of revocation or suspension, as well as any required notice of hearing, where the holder is not present, may be given by mailing the same in writing to him or her at the address contained in his or her license, certificate of registration or at the current address provided by the United States postal service, as the case may be.

Proof of such mailing by certified mail to the holder shall be presumptive evidence of the holder's receipt and actual knowledge of such notice.

Attendance of witnesses may be compelled by subpoena.

Failure of the holder or any other person possessing the license card or number plates, to deliver the same to the suspending or revoking officer is a misdemeanor.

Suspending or revoking officers shall place such license cards and number plates in the custody of the commissioner except where the commissioner shall otherwise direct.

If any person shall fail to deliver a license card or number plates as provided herein, any police officer, bridge and tunnel officer of the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, or agent of the commissioner having knowledge of such facts shall have the power to secure possession thereof and return the same to the commissioner, and the commissioner may forthwith direct any police officer, bridge and tunnel officer of the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, acting pursuant to his or her special duties, or agent of the commissioner to secure possession thereof and to return the same to the commissioner.

Failure of the holder or of any person possessing the license card or number plates to deliver to any police officer, bridge and tunnel officer of the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, or agent of the commissioner who requests the same pursuant to § 510(7) shall be a misdemeanor.

Notice of revocation or suspension of any license or registration shall be transmitted forthwith by the commissioner to the chief of police of the city or prosecuting officer of the locality in which the person whose license or registration so revoked or suspended resides.

In case any license or registration shall expire before the end of any period for which it has been revoked or suspended, and before it shall have been restored as provided in the VTL, then and in that event any renewal thereof may be withheld until the end of such period of suspension or until restoration, as the case may be.

The revocation of a learner's permit shall automatically cancel the application for a license of the holder of such permit.

No suspension or revocation of a license or registration shall be made because of a judgment of conviction if the suspending or revoking officer is satisfied that the magistrate who pronounced the judgment failed to comply with § 1807(1).

In case a suspension or revocation has been made and the commissioner is satisfied that there was such failure, the commissioner shall restore the license or registration or both as the case may be.

Upon receipt of a license which has been surrendered to the licensing authority of any other jurisdiction as a prerequisite to the issuance of a license by such other jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of the Driver License Compact or any other laws of such jurisdiction, the commissioner shall cancel such license.

Provided, however, that such license shall not be cancelled if the licensee is a resident of New York.

Upon certification by the commissioner of transportation that there has been a violation of § 76-b of the railroad law, the commissioner of motor vehicles may rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of any motor vehicle described in § 76-b(1) of the railroad law and may rescind, cancel, suspend or take possession of the current registration certificate and number plates of any such motor vehicle.

Where a youth is determined to be a youthful offender, following a conviction of a violation for which a license suspension or revocation is mandatory or where a youth receives a juvenile delinquency adjudication in conjunction with a violation of § 240.62 or 240.60(5) of the penal law, the court shall impose such suspension or revocation as is otherwise required upon conviction and, further, shall notify the commissioner of said suspension or revocation and its finding that said violator is granted youthful offender status as is required pursuant to § 513 or received a juvenile delinquency adjudication.

Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the division of criminal justice services is authorized to share with the commissioner such criminal history information in its possession as may be necessary to effect the provisions of the VTL.