senate Bill S406

Authorizes distinctive license plates to be issued to Hispanic and African-American veterans

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes distinctive license plates to be issued to Hispanic and African-American veterans.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2952
Versions:
S406
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1355, A2959
2009-2010: S4379, A1489
2007-2008: A5168

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BILL NUMBER:S406

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive license
plates for Hispanic and African-American veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To recognize the contributions
African American and Hispanic Veterans have made in the Armed Forces
through the issuance of distinctive license plates.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by
adding a new section 404-x to establish distinctive plates for
Hispanic and African American veterans. These individuals will be
issued a distinctive license plate bearing the words "Hispanic
Veteran" or "African-American Veteran," respectively.

Application for such license plates must be filed with the
Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

No service charge will be charged for the issuance of such a license
plate.

JUSTIFICATION:
Thousands of Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans
have contributed to preserving the freedom and values of the United
States by serving in her armed forces. This bill will provide
recognition for their service to their country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.1355/A.2959
2009-10: S.4379/A.1489

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   406

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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
  license plates for Hispanic and African-American veterans

  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 HISPANIC OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERANS.
1.  ANY  HISPANIC  OR  AFRICAN-AMERICAN  VETERAN  RESIDING IN THIS STATE
SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS HISPAN-
IC OR  AFRICAN-AMERICAN  VETERAN,  RESPECTIVELY.  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 HEREIN SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF,
SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT IS AN  HISPANIC  OR
AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERAN.
  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 NO SERVICE CHARGE  SHALL  BE  CHARGED  FOR  SUCH
PLATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00584-01-3

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