S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
Cal. No. 650
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- recom-
mitted to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report and
ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report
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
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
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 2749--A 2
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ONE TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN
DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE.
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 on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.