|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S475
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S475 - Details
S475 - Summary
Authorizes distinctive license plates for veterans who served in the Afghanistan conflict or the spouse of any such veteran; defines Afghanistan conflict veteran; provides that an additional one time service charge of ten dollars shall be charged for such plate.
S475 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S475 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of distinctive plates for veterans of the Afghanistan conflict PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Any veteran who resides in this State shall upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the words "Afghanistan Conflict Veteran." Application for the license plate shall be filed with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in such form and detail as the Commissioner shall prescribe. The distinctive plate shall be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. JUSTIFICATION: From the earliest days of the colonial period to the present, men and women have served as under appreciated heroes in every war and countless "unofficial" skirmishes and conflicts throughout the history of our nation. The issuance of distinctive license plates is a small way to recognize the contributions of veterans' participation in conflicts large and small, from the earliest days of unrest to the present day operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as recognizing their services during peacetime. These veterans are proud of their
S475 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 475 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ 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 the issuance of distinctive plates for veterans of the Afghanistan conflict 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 AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT VETERANS. 1. ANY AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT VETERAN OR THE SPOUSE OF ANY SUCH VETERAN SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT VETERAN". IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A VETERAN PURSU- ANT 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 AN AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT VETERAN. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE HOSTILITIES THAT OCCURRED IN AFGHANISTAN COMMENCING ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, TWO THOUSAND ONE, AND WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE MILITARY. 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 PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ONE TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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