senate Bill S1967

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes former members of the United States public health service to receive a distinguishing mark on their license indicating that they are a veteran

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
May 08, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2017 1st report cal.695
Jan 11, 2017 referred to transportation


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May 2, 2017 - Transportation committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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S1967 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §504, V & T L

S1967 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes former members of the United States public health service to receive a distinguishing mark on their license indicating that they are a veteran.

S1967 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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
  a  former member of the United States public health service to receive
  a distinguishing mark on his or her license indicating that he or  she
  is a veteran


  Section 1. Paragraph (a-1) of subdivision 1  of  section  504  of  the
vehicle  and traffic law, as amended by chapter 429 of the laws of 2014,
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 OR THE UNITED STATES
PUBLIC HEALTH  SERVICE  and  received  an  honorable  discharge  or  was
released  therefrom  under  honorable  conditions shall, upon his or her
request and submission of proof as set forth herein, contain  a  distin-
guishing  mark,  in such form as the commissioner shall determine, indi-
cating 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, A PHS FORM 1867 or other proof satisfactory to
the commissioner. The commissioner shall not require fees for the  issu-
ance of such licenses or renewals thereof to persons requesting a veter-
an distinguishing mark which are different from fees otherwise required;
provided,  however, that notwithstanding the provisions of this section,
the commissioner shall not require fees for a duplication  or  amendment
of  a  license prior to its renewal if such duplication or amendment was
solely for the purpose of adding a veteran distinguishing mark  to  such
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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