Laws of New York State
Reference: New York State Legislature
Last Update: Feb 22, 2015

§309 - Legislative findings

Cite: N.Y. V.A.T. Law § 309 (Consol.).


1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the safety of the motoring public depends on a modern system of periodic motor vehicle inspection.

2. In nineteen hundred fifty-nine New York state recognized the need for inspection of motor vehicles to assure its citizens that their safety would be protected by removing from its highways those cars whose mechanical condition did not meet rigid standards of safety.

3. The introduction of anti-pollution devices and newly developed safety attachments to modern automobiles requires that experimental inspection stations be established to permit the testing of new methods of periodic motor vehicle inspection.

4. The creation of new techniques of periodic motor vehicle inspection has become the concern of the federal government, and federal funds are now available for the development of criteria for modern inspection methods. Therefore, legislation should be enacted to promote the advancement of the periodic motor vehicle inspection program in New York state.

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