senate Bill S2296
(R, C, IP) 0 Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Provides for distinctive license plates for gold star family members; eliminates the registration fee for gold star mother and gold star family member distinctive license plates.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to providing distinctive license plates for gold star family
members and eliminating the registration fee for gold star mother and
gold star family member distinctive license plates
PURPOSE: To create a "Gold Star Family" license plate for widows,
widowers, gold star fathers and their spouses, children,
step-children, brothers. sisters, step-brothers, step-sisters and
grandparents of a fallen service members. Also, removes the
registration fee for "Gold Star Mother" or "Gold Star family" license
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 establishes a "Gold Star family" license plate and removes
the registration fee for "Gold Star Mother" and "Gold Star Family"
Section 2 contains effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: New Yorkers have a proud history of responding to the
call to serve in our nations Armed Forbes. Our nation is currently
engaged in the longest war with all volunteer forces since the
American Revolutionary War. A higher percentage of moms and dads are
serving today than in any time in recent history. Secretary of Defense
Robert M. Gates recently stated that more than 40 percent of the
military are parents and over 230,000 children have a mother or father
When the nation calls these warriors to difficult and dangerous
places, our service men and women answer that call knowing that what
they do protects those that they've left behind. The families of those
who have died for our freedom deserve every effort we can possibly
make on their behalf. Giving them an opportunity to honor their loved
one with a custom license plate will serve as a powerful reminder to
everyone that drives and rides on New York's streets and highways that
military families live among us.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill in Senate.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.
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