Bill Text: NY A01730 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Allows retired military service members to qualify for distinctive license plates.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-9)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-11 - referred to transportation [A01730 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A01730-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1730

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, GOTTFRIED,
          PICHARDO, DICKENS, VANEL, SANTABARBARA,  COLTON,  MONTESANO,  BLANKEN-
          BUSH, TAYLOR, PEOPLES-STOKES, RICHARDSON, DAVILA, BRABENEC, M. MILLER,
          MORINELLO, B. MILLER, WALSH, J. RIVERA, NIOU, RA -- Multi-Sponsored by
          --  M. of A.  GALEF, J. M. GIGLIO, PALMESANO -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Transportation

        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  allowing
          retired service members to qualify for distinctive license plates

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 404-d of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
     2  chapter 486 of the laws of 1996 and subdivision 3 as amended by  chapter
     3  415 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  404-d.  Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and
     5  reserve. 1. Any current, active or retired member of the organized mili-
     6  tia of the state of New York and any member of a reserve unit from  this
     7  state  of  any  branch  of  the armed forces of the United States or the
     8  spouse of any such member shall, upon request, be issued a license plate
     9  bearing a militiaman and the appropriate organization --  army  national
    10  guard,  air  national guard, state guard or naval militia, army reserve,
    11  marine corps reserve, air force reserve, navy  reserve  or  coast  guard
    12  reserve.  If  a distinctive plate is issued to a member of the organized
    13  militia pursuant to this section, such a distinctive plate shall not  be
    14  issued  to  the spouse of such member of the organized militia. Applica-
    15  tion for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such
    16  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall be  veri-
    17  fied annually by the applicant.
    18    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
    19  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
    20  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is presently  [an]  a  current,
    21  active or retired member of the organized militia or reserve.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04848-01-1

        A. 1730                             2

     1    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     2  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
     3  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
     4  provided,  however,  that  an  additional one-time service charge of ten
     5  dollars shall be charged for such plate.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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