senate Bill S2296

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Eliminates the registration fee for gold star mother and gold star family member distinctive license plates

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 15, 2013 referred to transportation

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S2296 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A390
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง404-i, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3955, A1397
2009-2010: A10802A

S2296 - Bill Texts

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Provides for distinctive license plates for gold star family members; eliminates the registration fee for gold star mother and gold star family member distinctive license plates.

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BILL NUMBER:S2296

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to providing distinctive license plates for gold star family
members and eliminating the registration fee for gold star mother and
gold star family member distinctive license plates

PURPOSE: To create a "Gold Star Family" license plate for widows,
widowers, gold star fathers and their spouses, children,
step-children, brothers. sisters, step-brothers, step-sisters and
grandparents of a fallen service members. Also, removes the
registration fee for "Gold Star Mother" or "Gold Star family" license
plates.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 establishes a "Gold Star family" license plate and removes
the registration fee for "Gold Star Mother" and "Gold Star Family"
license plates.

Section 2 contains effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: New Yorkers have a proud history of responding to the
call to serve in our nations Armed Forbes. Our nation is currently
engaged in the longest war with all volunteer forces since the
American Revolutionary War. A higher percentage of moms and dads are
serving today than in any time in recent history. Secretary of Defense
Robert M. Gates recently stated that more than 40 percent of the
military are parents and over 230,000 children have a mother or father
at war.

When the nation calls these warriors to difficult and dangerous
places, our service men and women answer that call knowing that what
they do protects those that they've left behind. The families of those
who have died for our freedom deserve every effort we can possibly
make on their behalf. Giving them an opportunity to honor their loved
one with a custom license plate will serve as a powerful reminder to
everyone that drives and rides on New York's streets and highways that
military families live among us.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill in Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2296

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  providing
  distinctive  license plates for gold star family members and eliminat-
  ing the registration fee for gold star mother  and  gold  star  family
  member distinctive license plates

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 277 of the laws of 1991 and renumbered by  chapter  108  of  the
laws  of  1994,  subdivision  1 as amended by chapter 732 of the laws of
2004 and subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 486 of the laws of 1996, is
amended to read as follows:
  S 404-i. Distinctive plates for gold star mothers AND GOLD STAR  FAMI-
LIES.    1.  Any gold star mother or the spouse of a gold star mother OR
ANY GOLD STAR FATHER OR THE SPOUSE OF A GOLD STAR FATHER, OR  THE  WIDOW
OR  WIDOWER OF A FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER, OR ANY CHILD, STEP-CHILD, BROTH-
ER, SISTER,  STEP-BROTHER,  STEP-SISTER,  OR  GRANDPARENT  OF  A  FALLEN
SERVICE  MEMBER  residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a
license plate bearing the words "gold star mother" OR "GOLD  STAR  FAMI-
LY",  RESPECTIVELY.    If  a  distinctive plate is issued to a gold star
mother OR GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBER pursuant to this  section,  additional
distinctive  plates  may  be  issued for every vehicle registered in the
name of the gold star mother recipient residing in  this  state  or  the
spouse of such gold star mother, OR THE GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBER.  Appli-
cation  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 herein shall be issued upon proof,
satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant or  the  spouse  of
the  applicant  is  a gold star mother OR THE APPLICANT IS ANY GOLD STAR
FATHER OR THE SPOUSE OF A GOLD STAR FATHER, OR THE WIDOW OR WIDOWER OF A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00163-01-3

S. 2296                             2

FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER, OR ANY CHILD, STEP-CHILD, BROTHER, SISTER,  STEP-
BROTHER, STEP-SISTER, OR GRANDPARENT OF A FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER.
  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  arti-
cle],  provided,  however,  that  no  REGISTRATION FEE OR 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, provided that effective immediately, the addition,
amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary  for  the
implementation  of  this  act  on  its  effective date is authorized and
directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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