senate Bill S462

Authorizes distinctive license plates for veterans who served in the Iraq conflict

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes distinctive license plates for veterans who served in the Iraq conflict or the spouse of any such veteran; defines Iraq Conflict veteran; provides that an additional one time service charge of ten dollars shall be charged for such plate.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6927
Versions:
S462
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:
S2396

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BILL NUMBER:S462

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of
distinctive plates for veterans of the Iraq conflict

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Any veteran who resides in this State shall upon re~lest, be issued a
license plate bearing the words "Iraq Conflict Veteran." Application
for the license plate shall be filed with the commissioner of Motor
Vehicles in such form and detail as the Commissioner shall prescribe.

The distinctive plate shall be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the
Commissioner of Motor vehicles.

JUSTIFICATION:
From the earliest days of the colonial period to the present, men and
women have served as under appreciated heroes in every war and
countless "unofficial" skirmishes and conflicts throughout the
history of our nation. The issuance of distinctive license plates is
a small way to recognize the contributions of veterans' participation
in conflicts large and small, from the earliest days of unrest to the
present day operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as recognizing their
services during peacetime. These veterans are proud of their
participation in combat and should have the opportunity, like
countless others who have served our country, to demonstrate that
pride. We should commemorate those who have made contributions or set
precedents for future public service, as well as honor those who on a
daily basis protect the rights and freedoms of our nation and state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.596 of 2007/2008
S.2396 of 2009/2010

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on April 1st next succeeding the date
it becomes a law.

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

                                   462

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 veterans of the Iraq conflict

  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 VETERANS OF THE IRAQ CONFLICT.  1. ANY
IRAQ CONFLICT VETERAN OR THE SPOUSE OF  ANY  SUCH  VETERAN  SHALL,  UPON
REQUEST,  BE  ISSUED  A  LICENSE  PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "IRAQ CONFLICT
VETERAN". IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A VETERAN PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION, SUCH A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT BE ISSUED TO THE  SPOUSE  OF
SUCH VETERAN. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE
COMMISSIONER   IN  SUCH  FORM  AND  DETAIL  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
PRESCRIBE.
  2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER,  THAT  THE
APPLICANT OR THE SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS AN IRAQ CONFLICT VETERAN.
  3.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "IRAQ CONFLICT VETERAN" SHALL
MEAN A PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO SERVED IN  THE  ARMED
FORCES  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES IN THE HOSTILITIES THAT OCCURRED IN IRAQ
COMMENCING ON THE NINETEENTH DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND THREE, AND  WERE
HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE MILITARY.
  4. 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  ANNUAL  SERVICE  CHARGE
SHALL  BE  DEPOSITED  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00460-01-1

S. 462                              2

FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  MOTOR  VEHI-
CLES   DISTINCTIVE   PLATE   DEVELOPMENT  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 NINETY-FIVE-G.
  5. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE  OF  A  SPECIAL
NUMBER  PLATE  UNDER  THIS  SECTION UNLESS THE COMMISSIONER IS SATISFIED
THAT THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES  COLLECTED  PURSUANT
TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO RECOVER THE
COSTS OF THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF SUCH SPECIAL PLATES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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