LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — This week Governor Andrew Cuomo rolled out a survey to help choose the new design for license plates across the state.
It’s part of a mandated replacement program that will be rolled out over the next 10 years.
Everyone will need to get new plates because of issues with the current ones being read by E-Z PASS.
The cost will range from $25-40 and it has state senator Rob Ortt calling this a “money grab” by the Governor.
He says the state could charge $1 for replacement plates, but they went to the maximum of $25.
The program is expected to bring in nearly $75 million over the 10 year roll-out period.
In response, Ortt introduced legislation to combat the measure — it would make the replacement plates free to anyone who does not have a lost or damaged plate.
The bill has just been introduced in the senate, Ortt says it has bi-partisan support.