Senate Bill S1978

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes issuance of distinctive number plates to members of the Seneca Nation of Indians

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S1978 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7246
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §404, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2259, A869
2011-2012: S856, A2614
2013-2014: S2689, A4928
2017-2018: A4994
2019-2020: A5723
2021-2022: A8390
2023-2024: A2681

2015-S1978 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes issuance of distinctive number plates to members of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

2015-S1978 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1978 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1978

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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
  the issuance of distinctive plates for members of the Seneca Nation of
  Indians

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that  the  sovereign  territory  of  the  Seneca  Nation of Indians (the
Nation) lies completely within the state of New York  and  as  such  the
relationship  between  the state and the Nation is governed by a complex
set of rules based upon various  state  statutes,  signed  treaties  and
agreements  that  have  resulted  over time from the 1794 signing of the
Treaty of Canandaigua. It is this treaty that the United States acknowl-
edged the Nation's independence and sovereignty.
  A most recent agreement, known as the 1976  Southern  Tier  Expressway
Agreement,  was  entered  into between the Nation and the New York state
Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The 1976 Agreement was predicated
on chapter 962 of the laws of 1973 in which lands of the Allegany  state
park  were transferred from the office of parks, recreation and historic
preservation to the Seneca Nation of Indians in lieu of  lands  acquired
by the state as rights of way for the Southern Tier Expressway.
  One of the terms agreed to by the Nation included New York state issu-
ing members of the Nation distinctive motor vehicle license plates. This
legislation  acknowledges  the unique, historical and vital relationship
that the Seneca Nation of Indians has  held  with  New  York  state  and
specifically  authorizes the department of motor vehicles to develop and
implement a series of specially numbered license plates  to  members  of
the Seneca Nation.
  S 2. Section 404 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 1-b to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06028-01-5
              

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