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The state of New York list of prohibited or banned personalized license plates, procedures for screening personalized license plate applications, and where available, administrative appeals of withdrawn personalized plates, 2012 05-November-2012 20-February-2013 25-February-2013 State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles Freedom of Information Law Office 6 Empire State Plaza, Room 222 Albany, New York 12228 Not all requested items were available from all respondents This material from state Motor Vehicle Departments contains references to language and material that some people may find offensive and may not be suitable for all ages.

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STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW OFFICE 6 EMPIRE STATE PLAZA, ROOM 222 ALBANY, NEW YORK 12228 BARBARA J. FIALA Commissioner

February 20, 2013

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request #2012-3392

The Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) office received your above-referenced request on or about November 5, 2012. You requested: 1. A copy of the list of prohibited personalized license plates, i.e. the listing that is used as a guideline to the DMV employee who screens personalized license plate applications for offensive or objectionable words or phrases or messages. 2. A copy of the internal instructions to DMV employees on procedures for screening personalized license plate applications for offensive or objectionable words or phrases or messages. 3. A copy of each administrative appeal letter from A) applicants whose personalized license plate was rejected, and/or B) motorists whose personalized license plates were reclaimed by the DMV following a complaint from a member of the public for the time period January 1, 2010 to the present. As you requested, the DMV records you requested in items 1 and 2 of your FOIL request have been provided in electronic format; the CD containing these records is enclosed. The Department of Motor Vehicles does not generate the type of administrative appeal letters you have requested in item number 3; these records are not included because they do not exist. We trust that the records provided on the enclosed disc are responsive to your FOIL request and will be useful for you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Very truly yours, Lisa Turnbull, PMP
Records Access Officer FOIL & Subpoena Office New York State Department of Motor Vehicles 6 Empire State Plaza, Room 222 Albany, NY 12228 Ph: (518) 474-0621 Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov

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Excerpted from Commissioner Regulations – Part 16

16.3 Definitions. (a) For the purposes of Section 404 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and these regulations, a special number plate shall be a set of number plates, unless only one such plate is issued for that period, containing not more than eight letters, numerals or combination thereof, and which is reserved by the commissioner for issuance in accordance with the provisions of this Part, including reserved series. For the purposes of determining the number of letters or numerals, a space or dash shall be considered a letter or numeral. However, a special number plate issued to a motorcycle registered pursuant to Section 410 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law shall contain not more than six letters, numerals or combination thereof. (b) A reserved series is a series of special number plates reserved for issuance to vehicles owned by public officers, physicians, accredited representatives of the press or other groups. 16.4 Applications. (a) Applications for assignment of a special number plate must be made upon a form prescribed by the commissioner. All such applications shall be date-stamped upon receipt. In the event the issuance of a particular special plate is requested by more than one applicant, the plate shall be issued to the person whose application was first received, except as provided in subdivision (b) of this section. (b) In reserved series, the commissioner may establish a different method of issuance than that in subdivision (a) of this section, based upon seniority, accreditation or other criteria or qualifications established for the appropriate group.
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16.5 Restrictions. No plate shall be issued under this Part which: (a) does not have at least one letter. This provision shall not apply to plates issued to public officers. (b) REPEALED 6/1/84. Subdivisions (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are relettered to be subdivisions (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) respectively, effective 6/1/84. (b) has numbers and letters, or any combination thereof, arranged in a format reserved for issuance to specific classes of vehicles other than passenger vehicles. (c) is assigned for issuance to historical motor vehicles. (d) consists of six numbers followed by one letter. (e) is, in the discretion of the commissioner, obscene, lewd, lascivious, derogatory to a particular ethnic or other group, or patently offensive. (f) would lead one to believe that the owner of a particular vehicle is connected with or operating in an official capacity for a governmental organization or function.

Daily plate Pull Cancellation Procedures: I. CPU receives a daily report of all orders placed via the WEB/Offices/Custom Plates. When ordering On-Line customers are required to give a brief explanation of what the plate means or represents. Additionally all plates ordered are subject to an edit review by “Red Guide” database which prevents any inappropriate plate combinations. Clerical staff will review plate combinations and highlight any questionable plate. Initial review will be completed by noon each day. II. Additional Clerical staff will review highlighted plate combinations based on guidelines set down by Commissioner Regulation 16.5 No plate shall be issued under this Part which: (a) Does not have at least one letter. This provision shall not apply to plates issued to public officers. (b) Has numbers and letters, or any combination thereof, arranged in a format reserved for issuance to specific classes of vehicles other than passenger vehicles. (c) Is assigned for issuance to historical motor vehicles. (d) Consists of six numbers followed by one letter. (e) Is, in the discretion of the commissioner, obscene, lewd, lascivious, derogatory to a particular ethnic or other group, or patently offensive. (f) Would lead one to believe that the owner of a particular vehicle is connected with or operating in an official capacity for a governmental organization or function. III. Supervisor will review all plate combinations and bring to the attention of the Manager for final approval. Any questionable combination not caught by the Red Guide will be searched using the Urban Dictionary or Google to help decipher its meaning. Supervisor or Manager will cancel all objectionable plate combinations on the Plate Manufacturing System (PMS).

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Supervisor will give the report and cancelled printouts to assigned staff to prepare a cancel letter. Give assigned staff a copy of the cancelled plate(s) to pull the registration documents before they’re sent to inserting for mailing. Prepare cancel letters on CPU letterhead Make two copies of the letter-one for the customer and one for filing Attach an envelope addressed to the customer for mailing. Attach the copy of the cancelled letter to the pulled registration and file. Send the remaining (good) registrations to inserting on 2B for mailing. Write up an MV-82 and return customer to previous plate. Give Cancel letter with MV-82 to cashier for Processing

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PROCEDURE FOR COMPLAINTS ABOUT VEHICLES REGISTERED WITH PROFANE OR INAPPROPRIATE CONFIGURATIONS If you receive a call or a letter from an individual complaining about a New York Plate they have seen on a vehicle, you are not to cancel the plate or advise the individual what will be done with the plate. You should bring it to the attention of the Office Manager who will bring it to the attention of the Office Director for determination of the validity of the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved at this level, the matter will be then addressed to the Associate Deputy Commissioner.

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