From the Daily News:
John Quintana’s three cars parked in front of his Coney Island home were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
But like thousands of other New Yorkers the veteran sanitation worker was hit with hundreds in extra registration fees by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicle's office to complete the paperwork for his new vehicles.
Now, a local state pol is urging the Cuomo administration to waive those added costs for Sandy victims.
“The state has an obligation to do everything we can to help these families who have suffered so much,” said state Assemblyman William Colton (D- Bensonhurst).
An estimated 200,000 vehicles citywide were ruined by Sandy's salt water surge, Colton said.
As a result, Cuomo announced a plan to eliminate dozens of bureaucratic charges for various state services, including waiving the $28 DMV fee for replacement registration documents.
But that did little to help Quintana, 59, who was forced to fork over nearly $800 in registration fees and to cover costs to transfer his old license plates to his three new cars.