Ever since the new New York license plate designs have been announced there has been a lot of controversy.

People saying we don't need new designs, they don't like the bland designs and the fact that a lot of people see it as a cash grab that will bring in a ton of money for the state. How much money? About $75 million!

Gov. Cuomo sears this isn't a cash grab, but it's necessary because a lot of old plates are peeling and can't be read by automated toll booths. So why not just replace the old peeling and rusty plates with a new on.

That's the point of State Sen. Patty Ritchie. She wants the new plate scrapped and just replace the bad plates with new one of the current design. She's even started a petition to shut down the new plates. To sign the petition click HERE

Separately, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, proposed a bill this week that would prohibit the DMV from requiring a fee when the state changes the design of license plates.