S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 3, 2011
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 authorizing
distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Silver star
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-bb to read as follows:
S 404-BB. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR BRONZE OR SILVER STAR RECIPIENTS. 1.
ANY RECIPIENT OF A BRONZE STAR OR A SILVER STAR RESIDING IN THIS STATE
OR THE SPOUSE OF ANY SUCH RECIPIENT SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A
LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT" OR "SILVER STAR
RECIPIENT". IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A BRONZE OR SILVER STAR
RECIPIENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, SUCH A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT
BE ISSUED TO THE SPOUSE OF SUCH RECIPIENT. APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE
PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT OR THE
SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS A BRONZE OR SILVER STAR RECIPIENT.
3. 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. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE
YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE
ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.