Resolution No. 178

Supporting Senate Bill 1908 And Assembly Bill 3397, 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, and Deputy

Chairman Thomas J. Briggs offer the following:


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Clerk has requested that the Ulster County

Legislature call upon Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and members of the State

Legislature to pass and approve Senate Bill 1908 and Assembly Bill 3397; and

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

operate a local Department of Motor Vehicles Office; 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 Offices 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 provide 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, Senate Bill S1908 and Assembly Bill A3397 provide a more



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 incurs from increasing county revenue should be

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

RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature calls upon members of the State

Legislature to pass Senate Bill 1908 and Assembly Bill 3397; and, be it further

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

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

Deputy Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, New York State Senators George A.

Amedore, John J. Bonacic, William J. Larkin, Jr. and James Seward, and New York

State Assemblymen Kevin A. Cahill, Frank K. Skartados, Brian D. Miller, and Peter


and move its adoption.


AYES: 22 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislator Briggs)

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on April 11, 2017







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 18th Day of April in the year Two Thousand and

Seventeen, 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 21st Day of April in

the year Two Thousand and Seventeen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 29, 2019