S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 a
distinctive license plate for certain retired military personnel
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 CERTAIN RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL.
1. ANY RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL, RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON
REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "U.S. ARMED FORCES
RETIRED" AND SHALL HAVE THE INSIGNIA OF THE MILITARY BRANCH THAT SUCH
PERSON SERVED IN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LICENSE PLATE. 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 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT
SERVED IN THE MILITARY.
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 A ONE TIME FEE OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS SHALL BE
CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED
TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE
DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE
STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR PRODUCTION, DESIGN, ADVERTISING
AND MARKETING OF CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to
be made and completed on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.