Bill Text: NY A05267 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the issuance of licenses and non-driver identification cards containing a Lifetime Liberty Pass distinguishing mark.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-08 - referred to transportation [A05267 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05267-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5267
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 8, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DenDEKKER  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
          the  issuance of licenses and non-driver identification cards contain-
          ing a Lifetime Liberty Pass distinguishing mark
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 504 of the vehicle and traffic law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph (a-2) to read as follows:
     3    (a-2)  Every  license  or  renewal thereof issued to an applicant who:
     4  (i) was a member of the armed forces of the United States; (ii) received
     5  an honorable discharge or was released therefrom under honorable  condi-
     6  tions;  and (iii) qualifies for and has received a Lifetime Liberty Pass
     7  permitting qualified veterans with disabilities discounted use of  state
     8  parks,  historic  sites,  and  recreational  facilities  operated by the
     9  office of parks, recreation and  historic  preservation  and  the  state
    10  department of environmental conservation, shall, upon his or her request
    11  and  submission  of  proof as set forth herein, contain a distinguishing
    12  mark, in such form as the commissioner shall determine, indicating  that
    13  he  or  she  is  a  holder  of a Lifetime Liberty Pass. Such proof shall
    14  consist of a certificate  of  release  or  discharge  from  active  duty
    15  including  but  not  limited  to  a DD Form 214, a copy of such person's
    16  Lifetime Liberty Pass or other proof satisfactory to  the  commissioner.
    17  The  commissioner  shall  not  require  fees  for  the  issuance of such
    18  licenses or renewals thereof to persons requesting  a  Lifetime  Liberty
    19  Pass  distinguishing  mark  which  are  different  from  fees  otherwise
    20  required; provided, however, that notwithstanding the provisions of this
    21  section, the commissioner shall not require fees for  a  duplication  or
    22  amendment  of  a  license  prior  to  its renewal if such duplication or
    23  amendment was solely for the purpose of adding to such license.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06472-01-9

        A. 5267                             2
     1    § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
     3    (b-1) Every identification card or renewal thereof issued to an appli-
     4  cant  who:  (i)  was  a member of the armed forces of the United States;
     5  (ii) received an honorable discharge or  was  released  therefrom  under
     6  honorable  conditions;  and (iii) qualifies for and has received a Life-
     7  time  Liberty  Pass  permitting  qualified  veterans  with  disabilities
     8  discounted  use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facili-
     9  ties operated by the office of parks, recreation and historic  preserva-
    10  tion and the state department of environmental conservation, shall, upon
    11  his  or her request and submission of proof as set forth herein, contain
    12  a distinguishing mark, in such form as the commissioner shall determine,
    13  indicating that he or she is a holder of a Lifetime Liberty  Pass.  Such
    14  proof shall consist of a certificate of release or discharge from active
    15  duty including but not limited to a DD Form 214, a copy of such person's
    16  Lifetime  Liberty  Pass or other proof satisfactory to the commissioner.
    17  The commissioner shall not require fees for the issuance of  such  iden-
    18  tification  cards  or  renewals thereof to persons requesting a Lifetime
    19  Liberty Pass distinguishing mark which are different from fees otherwise
    20  required; provided, however, that notwithstanding the provisions of this
    21  section, the commissioner shall not require fees for  a  duplication  or
    22  amendment  of an identification card prior to its renewal if such dupli-
    23  cation or amendment was solely for the  purpose  of  adding  a  Lifetime
    24  Liberty Pass distinguishing mark to such identification card.
    25    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    26  have become a law.  Effective immediately the addition, amendment and/or
    27  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
    28  this  act  on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
    29  on or before such date.
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