The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, earlier this month, announced plans to pull blue and white license plates 10 years old or older, with a new design beginning next year.
The replacement fee is $25, which was set 10 years ago by the state legislature under then-Governor David Paterson. There is also an additional $20 fee if you want to keep the same plate number.
"Forty-five dollars is a tremendous amount of money to have people who are over-burdened already, our taxpayers, our motorists, our seniors," said Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack.
Now the Ulster County Clerk's office is allowing residents to be heard on the issue. They have petitions in their DMV office that people can sign if they are against the fees associated with the replacement.
"Forty-five dollars is a tremendous amount of money to have people who are over-burdened already, our taxpayers, our motorists, our seniors," said Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack."
Where is that sort of mentality when it comes to everything else in NYS? Where are the petitions on the SAFE ACT website for everyone that doesn't agree with it? and, oh I don't know, the pistol permits that far exceed $45 in order to obtain only part of your constitutional right? I guess old license plates are priority number one over things like infringing upon constitutional rights.