senate Bill S719

Creates a retired military personnel license plate

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

Summary

Creates a retired military personnel license plate; such distinctive plate would include the words "U.S. armed forces retired" and the person's branch insignia.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S719
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:
S1468

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S719

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating a
distinctive license plate for certain retired military personnel

PURPOSE:
To authorize the issuance of distinctive license plates bearing the
words "U.S. Armed forces retired."

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 404-x to the vehicle and traffic law to provide for
the creation of "U.S. Armed forces retired" license plates. An annual
service charge shall be charged for the plate, and this fee shall be
deposited to the credit of the department of motor vehicles custom
plate development fund.

JUSTIFICATION:
There are numerous custom license plates for military personnel in New
York State including a generic one for veterans, but there is not one
specifically for retired military personnel. Retired military can be
a veteran but so is a person who conceivably spent as little time in
the military as one day. Retired veterans should be able to be
recognized through a license plate as are the multitude of other
military units and groups. No license plate today in New York State
recognizes a veteran for a lifetime of service to his country.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008 - 2010 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become law, with provisions.

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

                                   719

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  creating  a
  distinctive license plate for certain retired military personnel

  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 CERTAIN RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL.
1. ANY RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL, RESIDING IN THIS  STATE  SHALL,  UPON
REQUEST,  BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "U.S. ARMED FORCES
RETIRED" AND SHALL HAVE THE INSIGNIA OF THE MILITARY  BRANCH  THAT  SUCH
PERSON  SERVED IN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LICENSE PLATE. 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 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL  BE
ISSUED  UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT
SERVED IN THE MILITARY.
  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 A ONE TIME  FEE  OF  FIFTEEN  DOLLARS  SHALL  BE
CHARGED  FOR  SUCH PLATE.  SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED
TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT  OF  MOTOR  VEHICLES  DISTINCTIVE  PLATE
DEVELOPMENT  FUND  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE
STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR PRODUCTION, DESIGN,  ADVERTISING
AND MARKETING OF CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to
be made and completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01935-01-1

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