senate Bill S970A

Establishes a gold star father distinctive number plate

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  • 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
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.642
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 970A
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Establishes a gold star father distinctive number plate.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3807A
Versions:
S970
S970A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-ii, V & T L

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BILL NUMBER:S970A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to establishing distinctive number plates for gold star
fathers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill would authorize the issuance of distinctive license plates
for gold star fathers.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill amends the vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a
new section 404-ii which would provide that any Gold Star Father
wishing to have a Gold Star Fathers license plate shall be issued one.
Subsection 2 of this bill requires that the applicant or the spouse of
the applicant show proof of being a Gold Star Father before a license
plate can be issued to the applicant. Subsection 3 of this bill
states that the fee of the Gold Star Fathers license plate shall be
the same as that of the Gold Star Mothers license plate and no service
charge will applied to the purchase of the Gold Star Fathers plate.

JUSTIFICATION:

The membership of American Gold Star Fathers, Inc. is comprised of
American Fathers who lost a son or daughter during World War I, World
War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Beirut, Grenada, Panama, the
Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, all Strategic Areas, the
War on Terror, or while in service to our country. In 1991 New York
State introduced a distinctive license plate for New York State Gold
Mothers.

Circumstances have arisen where a father of a fallen soldier has not
been able to secure a distinctive license plate to honor their child.
This bill would eliminate this unnecessary situation and add the
option of a Gold Star Father plate alongside the Gold Star Mother
plate and the Gold Star Family Plate

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Similar to S.951 and S.827A of 1991

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

Minimal.

Effective Date:

This bill shall take effect 90 days after it shall become a law

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

                                 970--A
    Cal. No. 642

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS, GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  recommitted to the Committee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
  distinctive number plates for gold star fathers

  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-ii to read as follows:
  S 404-II. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR GOLD STAR FATHERS. 1. ANY  GOLD  STAR
FATHER OR THE SPOUSE OF A GOLD STAR FATHER RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL,
UPON  REQUEST,  BE  ISSUED  A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "GOLD STAR
FATHER". IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A GOLD STAR FATHER PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION, ADDITIONAL DISTINCTIVE PLATES MAY BE ISSUED  FOR  EVERY
VEHICLE  REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE GOLD STAR FATHER RECIPIENT RESID-
ING IN THIS STATE OR THE SPOUSE OF SUCH GOLD STAR FATHER.    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 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE  APPLICANT
OR THE SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS A GOLD STAR FATHER.
  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 on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05437-02-4

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