senate Bill S7122

Creates the New York state veterans remembrance license plate

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.662
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Creates the New York state veterans remembrance license plate; provides that any proceeds shall go to the credit of the veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance operation fund.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7122
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-x, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7122

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to creating the New York state veterans remembrance license
plate

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Section 1: Any veteran or spouse of a veteran, who resides in this
State shall upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the words
"NYS Veterans Remembrance." Application for the license plate shall be
filed with the commissioner of Motor Vehicles in such form and detail
as the Commissioner shall prescribe.

Section 2: The distinctive plate shall be issued upon proof,
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Motor vehicles.

Section 3: An additional annual service charge of twenty-five dollars
shall be charged for the distinctive plate. The annual charge shall be
deposited to the distinctive plate development fund and shall be used
for the production, design, advertising and marketing of the "NYS
Veterans Remembrance" distinctive license plates. Annual service
charges collected in excess of six thousand dollars shall be deposited
to the veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance operation fund.

JUSTIFICATION: We have no greater obligation than to honor and thank
our veterans for the countless sacrifices they have made to protect
our freedom and defend our Nation. Those who have borne the cost for
our freedom deserve a place of dignity as their final resting place.

This legislation creates the opportunity to honor those veterans who
have given so much for our freedom by supporting the New York State
Veterans Remembrance and Cemetery Maintenance Operation Fund, which is
a critical first step to establishing a New York State Veterans'
Cemetery.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs State Cemetery
program has helped establish, expand and improve veterans cemeteries
in 42 states and territories. New York has never participated in this
federally-sponsored program. Recently enacted legislation allows New
York to join this federally recognized State Veterans cemetery program
and receive badly needed financial support. But first, the veterans
remembrance and cemetery maintenance operation fund must raise the
necessary funds.

This legislation establishes an additional revenue sources for the
veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance operation fund by using
the revenue generated by the "NYS Veterans Remembrance" license
plates. This fund is an important first step in the process to
designate specific areas in New York State for a State Veterans
cemetery.

Just as our veterans recognized their duty to honor and serve their
Nation, we too must recognize our duty as Americans to honor the
profound sacrifices they made so that we can live our lives in
freedom. These distinctive plates will help serve as an important
reminder of their important sacrifice.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on April 1st next
succeeding the date it becomes a law.

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

                                  7122

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 the
  New York state veterans remembrance license plate

  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 THE NEW  YORK  STATE  VETERANS  REMEM-
BRANCE.  1.  ANY  VETERAN  OR THE SPOUSE OF ANY SUCH VETERAN SHALL, UPON
REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE  PLATE  BEARING  THE  WORDS  "NYS  VETERANS
REMEMBRANCE".  IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A VETERAN PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION, SUCH A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT BE ISSUED TO THE SPOUSE
OF SUCH VETERAN.  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 IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL  BE  ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE
APPLICANT OR THE SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS A VETERAN.
  3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON THE PAYMENT OF THE  REGU-
LAR  REGISTRATION  FEE  PRESCRIBED  BY  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS
ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE  OF
TWENTY-FIVE  DOLLARS  SHALL  BE  CHARGED  FOR  SUCH  PLATES. 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; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL
BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF  THE  VETERANS  REMEMBRANCE  AND  CEMETERY
MAINTENANCE  OPERATION  FUND  AND  SHALL  BE USED FOR FURTHERANCE OF THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14790-01-4

S. 7122                             2

MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF  STATE  VETERANS  CEMETERIES,  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-MMMM OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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