Resolution No. 281

Supporting Senate Bill S4964B, Increasing The County DMV Revenue Sharing Rate

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, and Maloney)

Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Richard A. Gerentine, offers the


 WHEREAS, 51 of 62 New York Counties are mandated by the State to

operate a local Department of Motor Vehicles Office (DMV); and

 WHEREAS, local DMV offices process many no fee transactions on behalf of

the state and provide numerous customer services; and

 WHEREAS, under current law, the Ulster County Clerk pays 87.3% of all

fees collected from the work performed by the County DMV to the New York State

Motor Vehicles Department; and

 WHEREAS, the remaining 12.7% county share has not been increased since

1999, yet the amount of work required by the County DMV office has increased in

that same time period; and

 WHEREAS, increasing the County DMV revenue sharing rate with the State

will not result in any increased cost or fees to local residents or taxpayers and will

provide counties with the needed revenue to continue to provided necessary local

government services; and

 WHEREAS, there is a clear inequity present when a county DMV provides all

the services, including overhead and staffing to fulfill these DMV needs for state

residents, yet the State is paid 87.3% of the revenue generated from said services; and

 WHEREAS, the State Senate recognized this inequity placed on counties and

attempted to reduce the burden of local property taxpayers by overwhelmingly

passing Senator Patty Richie’s bill S-4964, which would raise the 12.7% county

share up to a 25% share; and

 WHEREAS, counties recognize the important function of the State DMV in

providing both support to counties and resident services; accordingly any loss the

State DMV operational budget that occurs from increasing county revenue should be

made whole through the State General Fund; now, therefore be it 


RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature calls upon Governor Andrew

M. Cuomo and members of the State Legislature to require a substantial increase of

the county DMV revenue with the State; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature shall forward

copies of this resolution to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State

Executive Deputy Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, and Ulster County

representatives of the New York State Legislature,

and moves its adoption.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

(Absent: Legislator Gerentine)

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on May 10, 2016






I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 17th Day of May in the year Two Thousand and

Sixteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 18th Day of May in

the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 24, 2019