senate Bill S636

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes distinctive license plates for Korean Defense veterans or the spouse of any such veteran

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S636 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2199

S636 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes distinctive license plates for Korean Defense veterans who were awarded the Korean Defense Service Medal, provides that an additional one time service charge of ten dollars shall be charged for such plate.

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BILL NUMBER:S636

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive plates
for Korean Defense veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill allows the Department of
Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive plates to Korean Defense Veterans
and the spouses thereof.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill amends the vehicle and
traffic law by adding a new section 404-x that creates a distinctive
license plate for Korean Defense veterans. The plate will bear the
words "Korean Defense Veteran".

JUSTIFICATION:
More than 40,000 members of the United States armed
forces have served on the Korean Peninsula each year since the
cease-fire agreement in July 1953 ended the Korean War. Since then,
an estimated 1,200 servicemen and women have died as a direct result
of the service in Korea.

These service men and women often times go unrecognized in our
society. In December 2002 President George W. Bush signed The
National Defense Authorization FY 2003, containing the Korea Defense
Service Medal Act that instructs the Secretary of Defense to award
the Korea Defense Service Medal to all current and former Armed
Forces members that served in Korea from 28 July 1954 to a date to be
determined.

This legislation will further recognize these brave service men and
women in New York State and offer a small token of appreciation to
those who served our country so valiantly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2199 of 2009-2010 - Referred to Transportation
S.451 of 2007-2008 - Referred to Transportation
S.8476 of 2006 - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   636

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN,  RANZENHOFER,  SEWARD  --  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
  plates for Korean Defense 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 KOREAN DEFENSE VETERANS. 1. ANY KOREAN
DEFENSE VETERAN OR THE SPOUSE OF ANY SUCH VETERAN SHALL,  UPON  REQUEST,
BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "KOREAN DEFENSE VETERAN". 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  SAID  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 KOREAN DEFENSE VETERAN.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "KOREAN DEFENSE VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A
PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO SERVED IN THE  ARMED  FORCES
OF  THE UNITED STATES, WHO WAS AWARDED THE KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL,
AND WAS 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00731-01-1

S. 636                              2

  5.  NOTHING  CONTAINED  HEREIN SHALL REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL
NUMBER PLATE UNDER THIS SECTION UNLESS  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  SATISFIED
THAT  THE  AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED PURSUANT
TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION WILL BE SUFFICIENT  TO  RECOVER  THE
COSTS OF THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF SUCH SPECIAL PLATES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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