senate Bill S5961

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Eliminates certain fees for veterans who request the addition of a veteran notation to valid licenses

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Jun 16, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1394
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Oct 21, 2013 referred to rules

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S5961 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8254
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง504 & 490, V & T L

S5961 - Summary

Eliminates certain fees for veterans who request the addition of a veteran notation to valid licenses.

S5961 - Sponsor Memo

S5961 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5961

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating
  certain fees for veterans who request the addition of a veteran  nota-
  tion to valid licenses and identification cards

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a-1) of subdivision 1  of  section  504  of  the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a-1)  Every license or renewal thereof issued to an applicant who was
a member of the armed forces of the United States and received an honor-
able discharge or was  released  therefrom  under  honorable  conditions
shall,  upon  his  or  her  request and submission of proof as set forth
herein, contain a distinguishing mark, in such form as the  commissioner
shall  determine,  indicating  that  he  or she is a veteran. Such proof
shall consist of a certificate of release or discharge from active  duty
including  but  not limited to a DD Form 214 or other proof satisfactory
to the commissioner. The commissioner shall not  require  fees  for  the
issuance  of  such  licenses or renewals thereof to persons requesting a
veteran notation which is different from fees otherwise required.    THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT REQUIRE A FEE FOR THE ADDITION OF A VETERAN NOTA-
TION  TO A VALID EXISTING LICENSE WHICH IS NOT BEING RENEWED AT THE TIME
THE ADDITION OF THE VETERAN NOTATION IS REQUESTED.
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle  and
traffic  law,  as amended by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is amended
to read as follows:
  (b) The identification card shall contain a distinguishing  number  or
mark and adequate space upon which an anatomical gift, pursuant to arti-
cle  forty-three of the public health law, by the holder may be recorded
and shall contain such other information and shall  be  issued  in  such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11957-02-3

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