The highly-criticized new license plate plan, that was to be implemented next year in New York, is being scrapped.

“As the DMV commissioner said weeks ago, this proposal isn’t going forward as we have committed to working with the Legislature to create a plan that ensures plates are readable by law enforcement and cashless tolling systems and creates a process where plates older than 10 years are inspected and, if still readable, can be kept," Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo's senior adviser and spokesman, said in a statement to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

License plates 10 years or older would be required to be replaced under the proposed plan. When someone went to get their vehicle registration renewed, with a plate over 10 years old, they would need to pay an additional $25 for a new plate.

One college poll from Sienna found the majority of New York State residents didn't like the plan and called it a money grab.

It was only two weeks ago a new license plate design was announced after New York State residents voted between 5 different designs. The new plates will be available next year. They just won't be required.

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