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SECTION 404-W*2
Distinctive plates for Persian Gulf veterans
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 14
* § 404-w. Distinctive plates for Persian Gulf veterans. 1. Any
Persian Gulf veteran or the spouse of any such veteran shall, upon
request, be issued a license plate bearing the words "Persian Gulf
Veteran". If a distinctive plate is issued to a veteran pursuant to this
section, such a distinctive plate shall not be issued to the spouse of
such veteran. Application 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 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 a Persian Gulf veteran.

3. For the purposes of this section, "Persian Gulf veteran" shall mean
a person who is a resident of this state, who served in the armed forces
of the United States in the hostilities that occurred in the Persian
Gulf from the second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety to the end
of such hostilities, and was (a) honorably discharged from the military,
or (b) has a qualifying condition, as defined in section three hundred
fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other than bad
conduct or dishonorable from such service, or (c) is a discharged LGBT
veteran, as defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law,
and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from
such service.

4. 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.

5. Nothing contained herein shall require the issuance of a special
number plate under this section unless the commissioner is satisfied
that the aggregate amount of annual service charges collected pursuant
to subdivision four of this section will be sufficient to recover the
costs of the design and manufacture of such special plates.

* NB There are 2 § 404-w's