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SECTION 404-Y
Distinctive plates for veterans of the Iraq War and veterans of the Afghanistan War
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 14
* § 404-y. Distinctive plates for veterans of the Iraq War and
veterans of the Afghanistan War. 1. Any veteran of the Iraq War or the
Afghanistan War residing in this state or the spouse of any such veteran
shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the words
"Veteran of the Iraq War" or "Veteran of the Afghanistan War". 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 plates 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 veteran of the
Iraq War or the Afghanistan War.

3. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have
the following meanings:

(a) "Veteran of the Iraq War" 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 Iraq from the sixteenth day of October, two
thousand two to the end of such hostilities who (i) was discharged
therefrom under other than dishonorable conditions or (ii) 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 (iii) 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; and

(b) "Veteran of the Afghanistan War" 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 Afghanistan from the seventh
day of October, two thousand one to the end of such hostilities who (i)
was discharged therefrom under other than dishonorable conditions or
(ii) 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 (iii) 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.

* NB There are 6 § 404-y's