senate Bill S2970

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the issuance of distinctive legion of valor license plates

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 31, 2019 referred to transportation

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S2970 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5196
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-ff, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4609, A6569
2021-2022: S3822, A4194

S2970 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the issuance of distinctive legion of valor license plates for individuals who have received the army medal of honor, navy medal of honor, air force medal of honor, army distinguished service cross, navy cross, coast guard cross, or air force cross.

S2970 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2970 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2970

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, RITCHIE, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive
  plates for legion of valor recipients

  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-ff to read as follows:
  § 404-FF. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR LEGION OF VALOR  RECIPIENTS.  1.  ANY
PERSON  WHO  IS  A  RECIPIENT  OF THE ARMY MEDAL OF HONOR, NAVY MEDAL OF
HONOR, AIR FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR, ARMY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS,  NAVY
CROSS,  COAST  GUARD  CROSS,  OR  AIR FORCE CROSS RESIDING IN THIS STATE
SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "LEGION
OF VALOR" AND DEPICTING THE INDIVIDUAL'S MILITARY AWARD DECAL.  APPLICA-
TION 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 HEREIN SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF,
SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT IS AN ARMY MEDAL OF
HONOR, NAVY MEDAL OF HONOR, AIR FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR, ARMY DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE CROSS, NAVY CROSS, COAST GUARD CROSS, OR AIR FORCE CROSS RECIPI-
ENT.
  3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
IN  THE  SAME  MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO
REGISTRATION FEE OR SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE.
  § 2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff  of
the  vehicle  and  traffic law as added by section one of this act shall
only be designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to  the  depart-
ment of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand dollars, which shall
be  executed  by a surety company authorized by the department of finan-
cial services to transact business in  this  state.  Provided,  however,

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

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