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S 309. Legislative findings. 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. S 309-a. Establishment of experimental motor vehicle inspection stations. The commissioner of motor vehicles is hereby directed to establish, maintain and/or conduct experimental motor vehicle inspection stations, by contract or pursuant to an appropriation made therefor, for the purpose of making the inspection prescribed by article five of the vehicle and traffic law and for the purpose of issuing certificates of inspection. S 309-b. Federal funds. The commissioner is hereby authorized to seek and obtain federal funds to establish, maintain and/or conduct such experimental motor vehicle inspection stations. S 309-c. Contracts. The commissioner may in his discretion enter into contracts with other outside agencies to provide testing devices, supply facilities, maintain and conduct experimental motor vehicle inspections under his direction and supervision. S 309-d. Fees. The schedule of fees charged by such an experimental motor vehicle inspection station for making the inspection required shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner, provided, however, that such fees shall provide sufficient revenue, either by themselves or when combined with any federal funds made available to the commissioner, to meet the total costs of the experimental motor vehicle inspection program herein established. S 309-e. Reports. The commissioner shall, not later than January first, nineteen hundred seventy-eight, submit to the governor and to the legislature a report on the operation and maintenance of such stations. Top of Page
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