senate Bill S1960

Provides that family members of paid professional firefighters who died in the line-of-duty may obtain a "Survivor of the Bravest" license plate

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.817
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides that family members of paid professional firefighters who died in the line-of-duty may obtain a "Survivor of the Bravest" license plate; provides for the annual service charge collected to be deposited into the department of motor vehicles distinctive license plate development fund.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A562
Versions:
S1960
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S7056, A350
2009-2010: S499, A2539
2007-2008: A7036

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BILL NUMBER:S1960

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law,
in relation to authorizing the
issuance of distinctive license plates for family members of
paid professional
firefighters who died in the line-of-duty

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: "Survivor of the
Bravest" license
plates shall be issued upon proof to the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles that the applicant is presently a family member of a paid
professional firefighter who died in the line of duty.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a
new section,
404-x to the vehicle and traffic law.

JUSTIFICATION: "Survivor of the Bravest" license
plates will recognize
the many contributions and valuable services performed by our state's
paid professional firefighters. The attacks of September 11th took
the lives of many paid professional firefighters who were called upon
to rescue victims and protect New Yorkers. On a daily basis these
real-life heroes continue to battle against arson, make daring rescue
attempts and face incredible danger every day. It is only fitting
that we recognize those who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty
protecting the citizens of our state.

"Survivor of the Bravest" license plates would be a small token of
appreciation to the family members of these incredible public
servants that their selfless heroism and supreme sacrifices are
remembered.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.7056 - Referred to Transportation/A.350 - Referred to
Transportation
2010: S.499 - Referred to Transportation/A.2539 -
Referred to Transportation
2009: S.499 - Referred to
Transportation/A.2539 - Referred to Transportation
2008: S.4046 -
Referred to Transportation/A.7036 - Referred to Transportation
2007:
S.4046 - Referred to Transportation/A.7036 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

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

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

                                  1960

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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
  the  issuance of distinctive license plates for family members of paid
  professional firefighters who died in the line-of-duty

  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 LICENSE PLATES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF PAID PROFES-
SIONAL FIREFIGHTERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE-OF-DUTY.   1. FOR  PURPOSES  OF
THIS  SECTION,  "FAMILY  MEMBERS  OF A PAID PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER WHO
DIED IN THE LINE-OF-DUTY" SHALL MEAN A SPOUSE, REGISTERED DOMESTIC PART-
NER, PARENT, SIBLING OR CHILD OF A  PAID  PROFESSIONAL  FIREFIGHTER  WHO
DIED  IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT OR PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES AS
A FIREFIGHTER.
  2. ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF A PAID PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER  WHO  DIED  IN
THE  LINE-OF-DUTY  AND WHO RESIDES IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE
ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS  "SURVIVOR  OF  THE
BRAVEST" OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  APPLICATION FOR SUCH
LICENSE  PLATE  SHALL  BE  FILED  WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND
DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE AND SHALL BE VERIFIED ANNUAL-
LY BY THE APPLICANT.
  3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER,
THAT THE APPLICANT IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF A PAID PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER
WHO DIED IN THE LINE-OF-DUTY.
  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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04878-01-3

S. 1960                             2

PROVIDED,   HOWEVER,   THAT  AN  ADDITIONAL  ANNUAL  SERVICE  CHARGE  OF
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE  CHARGED  FOR  SUCH  PLATE.    SUCH  ANNUAL
SERVICE  CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
FOUR  HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
MOTOR VEHICLES 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.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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