senate Bill S2495

Provides for the issuance of distinctive plates for the United States merchant marine academy at Kings Point

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  • 24 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides for the issuance of distinctive plates for the Unites States merchant marine academy at Kings Point.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2495
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7774

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BILL NUMBER:S2495

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of
distinctive plates for the United States merchant marine academy at
Kings Point

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive
plates to Alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at
Kings Point.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new section
404-x that creates a distinctive license plate for Alumni of the
United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. The plate will
bear the words "U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point".

JUSTIFICATION:
Kings Point is one of the five Federal service academies and requires
a congressional appointment to attend.
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is the only institution
authorized to carry a battle standard as part of the color guard. The
battle standard perpetuates the memory of 142 Academy midshipmen, who
during the course of World War II, lost their lives on supply ships
sunk by U-boats. In addition, Kings Point is still the only Federal
academy that sends its students into theaters of war. This
legislation will recognize the brave, and often unrecognized, service
men and women who attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings
Point and offer a small token of appreciation to those who served our
country so valiantly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7774 of 2010: Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 180th day after it shall have
become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2495

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance
  of distinctive plates for the United States merchant marine academy at
  Kings Point

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 404-x to read as follows:
  S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR  THE  UNITED  STATES  MERCHANT  MARINE
ACADEMY AT KINGS POINT. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON
REQUEST,  BE  ISSUED  A  LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "U.S.  MERCHANT
MARINE ACADEMY AT KINGS POINT". APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL
BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL  AS  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  2. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
IN  THE  SAME  MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR
REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ONE TIME  SERVICE  CHARGE  OF  TEN
DOLLARS  SHALL  BE  CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE
DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-OO  OF
THIS ARTICLE, TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT'S DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVEL-
OPMENT  FUND  ESTABLISHED  BY SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE
LAW, AND SHALL BE USED  FOR  THE  PRODUCTION,  DESIGN,  ADVERTISING  AND
MARKETING  OF  DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATES PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION NINE-
TY-FIVE-G.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01895-01-1

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