senate Bill S4198

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Silver star

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.658
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Mar 14, 2013 referred to transportation

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S4198 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1631
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-bb, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5229, A1957
2009-2010: A866

S4198 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Silver star.

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BILL NUMBER:S4198

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to authorizing distinctive license plates for recipients of
the Bronze or Silver star

PURPOSE: To provide distinctive license plates which recognize
veterans who have earned the Bronze Star or the Silver Star.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new section 404-bb to the Vehicle and Traffic Law to
provide distinctive license plates which read "Bronze Star Recipient"
or "Silver Star Recipient." The distinctive plate is to be issued upon
proof, authorized by the Commissioner, which will assure that the
applicant is a Bronze or Silver Star recipient. The distinctive plate
is to be issued in the same manner as other number plates upon payment
of a regular registration fee, with an additional one time service
charge of $10 to be charged for such plates. One year after the
effective date, funds in the amount of $5,000, or so much as may be
available, will be allocated to the department to offset the costs
associated with the production of the license plates.

Section 2 provides the effective date on the 120th day after becoming
law.

JUSTIFICATION: The Bronze Star is awarded for bravery, acts of merit,
or meritorious service and is the 9th highest United States armed
forces decoration. The Silver star is awarded for gallantry in action
against an enemy of the United States and is the 3rd highest United
States armed forces decoration. This legislation will honor these
veterans with a distinctive license plate that would enable members of
the public to identify these heroes, and to accord them recognition
and honor.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7812 of 2008 - Referred to Transportation
S.5229 of 2011/2012 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 120th day after
becoming law.

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

                                  4198

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RITCHIE,  BONACIC,  DeFRANCISCO,  LARKIN, LIBOUS,
  MARCHIONE, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, ZELDIN  --  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  authorizing
  distinctive license plates for recipients of the Bronze or Silver star

  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-bb to read as follows:
  S  404-BB. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR BRONZE OR SILVER STAR RECIPIENTS. 1.
ANY RECIPIENT OF A BRONZE STAR OR A SILVER STAR RESIDING IN  THIS  STATE
OR  THE  SPOUSE  OF  ANY SUCH RECIPIENT SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A
LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT" OR "SILVER  STAR
RECIPIENT".  IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A BRONZE OR SILVER STAR
RECIPIENT  PURSUANT  TO THIS SECTION, SUCH A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT
BE ISSUED TO THE SPOUSE OF SUCH RECIPIENT. 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 THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  ISSUED
UPON  PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT OR THE
SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS A BRONZE OR SILVER STAR RECIPIENT.
  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  AN  ADDITIONAL ONE-TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN
DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE.   PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  ONE
YEAR  AFTER  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL  BE
ALLOCATED  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  TO  OFFSET  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE
PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02464-01-3

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