Not all lawmakers on board with charging for new license plates

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Some local lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on asking New Yorkers to pay for new license plates, asking the Department of Motor Vehicles to reverse Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision.

Sen. David Carlucci says this decision wasn't voted on by the Legislature, but implemented by the DMV. He and Sen. James Skoufis are pushing for legislation to keep 3 million people from having to go to the DMV next spring for a new plate -- or at least at a cheaper cost.

To replace license plates more than 10 years old, it'll cost $25.

The design of the license plate has also sparked some controversy, with four options featuring the Statue of Liberty, and one with the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Voting for the new design closed on Monday.

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