senate Bill S5693

Relates to distinctive license plates issued to gold star mothers

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 10 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1401
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1379
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Relates to distinctive license plates issued to gold star mothers; permits gold star mothers to retain one such distinctive plate as a commemorative item after such plates are surrendered.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8349
Versions:
S5693
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง404-i, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5693

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive plates
for gold star mothers

PURPOSE:
This legislation will allow a Gold Star Mother to keep one distinctive
license plate, for commemorative purposes only, upon surrender of
such distinctive plates.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law by
adding a new section which would allow a Gold Star Mother to retain
one of two distinctive license plates upon surrender of such set. The
plate shall be retained for commemorative purposes only.

Section two provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, a Gold Star Mother is required to return her distinctive
license plates honoring her child killed in service, when
surrendering her license. These license plates have great sentimental
value and are a source of pride for the mother of fallen military
personnel.

This bill would allow a Gold Star Mother to keep one of her plates as
a commemorative plate. It also allows the Commissioner of DMV to make
a duplicate plate of the surrendered Gold Star Mother license plate
at no cost to the Gold Star Mother in the event that she has
surrendered both plates.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  5693

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  distinctive
  plates for gold star mothers

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

  Section 1. Section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law is amended  by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  UPON  THE SURRENDER OF A SET OF DISTINCTIVE PLATES ISSUED PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION, THE GOLD STAR MOTHER TO WHOM SUCH PLATES  WERE  ISSUED,
SHALL  BE  ENTITLED  TO  KEEP AND RETAIN ONE OF THE TWO SUCH PLATES, FOR
COMMEMORATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR DISPLAY ON ANY MOTOR VEHICLE. IN
THE EVENT THAT A GOLD  STAR  MOTHER  TO  WHOM  DISTINCTIVE  PLATES  WERE
ISSUED,  HAS  SURRENDERED  BOTH  PLATES  OF  THE SET OF SUCH DISTINCTIVE
PLATES, THEN THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, UPON REQUEST OF, AND AT NO COST  TO
SUCH  GOLD  STAR  MOTHER, ISSUE AND PROVIDE TO SUCH GOLD STAR MOTHER ONE
DUPLICATE COMMEMORATIVE PLATE OF THE DISTINCTIVE PLATES SO  SURRENDERED,
SO  THAT SUCH PERSON MAY KEEP AND RETAIN SUCH DUPLICATE PLATE FOR COMME-
MORATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR DISPLAY ON ANY MOTOR VEHICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13078-01-1

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