senate Bill S2749A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 10, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 2749a
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.650
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 23, 2013 referred to transportation

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S2749 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8737A
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S636, A1152
2009-2010: S2199, A222

S2749 - 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:S2749

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

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new section
404-x that creates a distinctive license plate for Korean Defense veter-
ans. The plate will bear the words "Korean Defense Veteran." Such
license plates may be issued to Korean Defense veterans and their spous-
es. A "Korean Defense Veteran" is a New York resident who served in the
armed forces of the United States, was awarded the Korean Defense
Service Medal, and was honorably discharged. The commissioner of the
Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to issue the new license
plate unless the Commissioner determines that the aggregate amount of
the annual service charge for such plates will be sufficient to offset
the cost of designing and manufacturing the new plates.

Section two provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor
Vehicles is not authorized to issue Korean Defense Veteran license
plates.

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 the end of the
Korean War, 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 for Fiscal Year 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2: S.636 - Referred to Transportation both
years 2009-10: S.2199 - Referred to Transportation both years 2008:
S.451 - Referred to Transportation 2007: S.451 - Reported to Finance
2006: S.8476 - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Because the Commissioner of the Department of
Motor vehicles is not required to issue the license plates unless the
Commissioner determines that the aggregate annual service fees will
cover the cost of designing and manufacturing the license plates, it is
not anticipated that this legislation will have any significant fiscal
impact on the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2749

                       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

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.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07239-01-3

S2749A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8737A
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S636, A1152
2009-2010: S2199, A222

S2749A (ACTIVE) - 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:S2749A

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

PURPOSE:

This bill allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive
plates to Korean Defense Veterans and the spouses thereof.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one 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."
Such license plates may be issued to Korean Defense veterans and their
spouses. A "Korean Defense Veteran" is a New York resident who served
in the armed forces of the United States, was awarded the Korean
Defense Service Medal, and was honorably discharged. The commissioner
of the Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to issue the new
license plate unless the Commissioner determines that the aggregate
amount of the annual service charge for such plates will be sufficient
to offset the cost of designing and manufacturing the new plates.

Section two provides that this act shall take effect one hundred and
eighty days after it shall become law.

EXISTING LAW:

Currently, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles is not
authorized to issue Korean Defense Veteran license plates.

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 the end of the Korean War, 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 for Fiscal Year 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2: S.636 - Referred to Transportation both years
2009-10: S.2199 - Referred to Transportation both years
2008: S.451- Referred to Transportation


2007: S.451 - Reported to Finance
2006: S.8476 - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Because the Commissioner of the Department of Motor vehicles is not
required to issue the license plates unless the Commissioner
determines that the aggregate annual service fees will cover the cost
of designing and manufacturing the license plates, it is not
anticipated that this legislation will have any significant fiscal
impact on the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

180th day after it shall have become law.

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

                                 2749--A
    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
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07239-02-4

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.

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