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SECTION 404-D
Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and reserve
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 14
§ 404-d. Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and
reserve. 1. Any member of the organized militia of the state of New York
and any member of a reserve unit from this state of any branch of the
armed forces of the United States or the spouse of any such member
shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing a militiaman and
the appropriate organization -- army national guard, air national guard,
state guard or naval militia, army reserve, marine corps reserve, air
force reserve, navy reserve or coast guard reserve. If a distinctive
plate is issued to a member of the organized militia pursuant to this
section, such a distinctive plate shall not be issued to the spouse of
such member of the organized militia. Application for said license plate
shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and detail as the
commissioner shall prescribe, and shall be verified annually by the
applicant.

2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
shall be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
applicant or the spouse of the applicant is presently an active member
of the organized militia or reserve.

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.