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NY lawmakers push back against new license plates

Beginning next year, license plates that are 10-years-old or more will need to start being replaced under a License Plate Replacement Program.

On Monday, the Governor’s Office unveiled five new official license plate designs for residents to vote on.

NYGOP Chair Nick Langworthy is calling the state’s 10-Year License Replacement Program “another cash grab.”

“I don’t see why people should be forced to trade in perfectly good non-peeling license plates and pay another $25,” Langworthy said.

Starting in April of 2020, when New Yorkers renew vehicle registrations, they’ll have to pay an additional $25 license plate replacement fee if their plates are at least 10 years old. And those who want to keep their same plate number will need to pay an extra $20 on top of that.

Democrats have also hit back at the program. In a statement, Senator David Carlucci said: “A required fee to replace old license plates is arbitrary and does not in any way benefit drivers.”

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