New York Laws > Vehicle and Traffic > Alcohol And Drug-related Offenses And Procedures Applicable Thereto > Driver Responsibility Assessment


 
    § 1199. Driver responsibility assessment. 1. In addition to any fines,
  fees,  penalties  and surcharges authorized by law, any person convicted
  of a violation of any subdivision of section eleven  hundred  ninety-two
  of  this article, or any person found to have refused a chemical test in
  accordance with section eleven hundred ninety-four of this  article  not
  arising  out of the same incident as a conviction for a violation of any
  of the provisions of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this  article,
  shall   become  liable  to  the  department  for  payment  of  a  driver
  responsibility assessment as provided in this section.
    2. The amount of  the  driver  responsibility  assessment  under  this
  section  shall  be  two  hundred fifty dollars per year for a three-year
  period.
    3. Upon receipt of evidence that a person is  liable  for  the  driver
  responsibility  assessment  required  by  this section, the commissioner
  shall notify such person by first class mail  to  the  address  of  such
  person on file with the department or at the current address provided by
  the  United  States postal service of the amount of such assessment, the
  time and manner of making required payments, and that  failure  to  make
  payment shall result in the suspension of his or her driver's license or
  privilege of obtaining a driver's license.
    4.  If a person shall fail to pay any driver responsibility assessment
  as provided  in  this  section,  the  commissioner  shall  suspend  such
  person's  driver's  license  or  privilege  of obtaining a license. Such
  suspension shall remain in effect until any and all  outstanding  driver
  responsibility assessments have been paid in full.
    5.  The  provisions  of  this  section shall also be applicable to any
  person convicted  of  any  violation  of  section  forty-nine-a  of  the
  navigation  law, any person convicted of a violation of section 25.24 of
  the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, or any person found
  to have refused a  chemical  test  in  accordance  with  the  applicable
  provisions  of  either  the  navigation law or the parks, recreation and
  historic preservation law not arising out of the same incident  as  such
  conviction.