NYS press plates (NYS DMV)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York.
Tracking # 2014-7768
Status
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

1. The list or database containing the names and news outlets of individuals who currently hold New York Press plates issues by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, as of the date that this request is processed.

2. The number of total applications for NYP plates, the acceptance/rejection rate (including which media organizations's reporters' applications were accepted or rejected), the rate at which rejected applications are appeals, and acceptance/rejection rate of those appeals. I seek responsive records from January 1, 2014 through the date when this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-7768.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-7768.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-7768.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $10.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you very much for your help.

From: Turnbull, Lisa (DMV)

Dear Mr. Skelding,

We received your letter today asking when you can expect to receive the response to your Freedom of Information Law request. Please accept our apologies if the payment request we sent you on January 2, 2015 was unclear; the response has been ready to send to you since that date. We are just waiting for you to submit your payment of the $10 search fee, as required pursuant to VTL ยง202.

As soon as we receive your payment, we will immediately send the response to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you,

Lisa Turnbull
Records Access Officer
FOIL & Subpoena Office
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 ESP, Room 222
Albany, NY 12228
Lisa.Turnbull@dmv.ny.gov<mailto:lturn@dmv.state.ny.us>
Ph: (518) 474-0621
FAX: (518) 474-8537

From: Conor Skelding

Ms. Turnbull,

Thank you very much. No questions-- We have since mailed the $10.

Conor Skelding

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-7768.

Thank you for your help.

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