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SECTION 404-J
Registration and issuance of special number plates for veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 14
§ 404-j. Registration and issuance of special number plates for
veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack. 1. Registration of
vehicles owned by veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack. The
commissioner shall assign to motor vehicles, owned by persons who while
on military duty serving in the armed forces of the United States
survived the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan on December seventh, nineteen
hundred forty-one or the spouse of such a person, a distinctive number
and issue and deliver in such manner as the commissioner may select to
the owner a certification of registration, in such form as the
commissioner shall prescribe and two number plates, called Pearl Harbor
attack veterans plates. Said plates shall conform to the requirements of
section four hundred one of this chapter, but shall bear the distinctive
words PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR to distinguish them from number plates to be
issued to other persons, qualifying under this chapter. The
commissioner, in his discretion, may issue, for any registration year,
only one plate as a set for a motor vehicle, in which event a set of
plates for a motor vehicle shall consist of one plate. If a distinctive
plate set is issued to a Pearl Harbor attack veteran pursuant to this
section, such a distinctive plate set shall not be issued to the spouse
of such veteran.

2. Issue of plates. The commissioner shall issue sets of plates to
such person in accordance with subdivision one of this section with
proof by such person or the spouse of such person that such person
survived the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan on December seventh, nineteen
hundred forty-one in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner who is
empowered to carry out the effects of this section by formulating rules
and regulations. Such plates shall not be considered as "vanity plates".
The plates authorized to be issued hereunder are special and are to be
issued in recognition of valiant service rendered by the veteran to the
United States.

3. Application for registration. (a) The application for registration
under this section shall be filed with the commissioner of motor
vehicles in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe,
setting forth such information as the commissioner may reasonably
prescribe beyond such information required under section four hundred
one of this chapter.

(b) Application under this section shall only apply to a vehicle
subject to registration pursuant to subdivision six of section four
hundred one of this chapter and as provided in subdivision one of this
section.

4. Fee. A special plate and registration issued pursuant to this
section shall be issued 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.