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A03432 Summary:

BILL NO    A03432 

SAME AS    SAME AS S04942

SPONSOR    Rabbitt (MS)

COSPNSR    Raia, Katz, McKevitt, Finch

MLTSPNSR   Crouch, Montesano, Titone

Add S404-x, V & T L

Authorizes distinctive license plates for veterans who served in the Iraq
conflict or the spouse of any such veteran; defines Iraq Conflict veteran;
provides that an additional one time service charge of ten dollars shall be
charged for such plate.
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A03432 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3432

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 25, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of A. RABBITT, RAIA, KATZ, McKEVITT, FINCH -- Multi-
         Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CROUCH, MONTESANO, TITONE -- read  once  and
         referred to the Committee on Transportation

       AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance
         of distinctive plates for veterans of the Iraq conflict

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    2  section 404-x to read as follows:
    3    S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR VETERANS OF THE IRAQ CONFLICT.  1. ANY
    4  IRAQ  CONFLICT  VETERAN  OR  THE  SPOUSE OF ANY SUCH VETERAN SHALL, UPON
    5  REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE  BEARING  THE  WORDS  "IRAQ  CONFLICT
    6  VETERAN". IF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE IS ISSUED TO A VETERAN PURSUANT TO THIS
    7  SECTION,  SUCH  A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT BE ISSUED TO THE SPOUSE OF
    8  SUCH VETERAN. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE
    9  COMMISSIONER  IN  SUCH  FORM  AND  DETAIL  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER   SHALL
   10  PRESCRIBE.
   11    2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
   12  SHALL  BE  ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE
   13  APPLICANT OR THE SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS AN IRAQ CONFLICT VETERAN.
   14    3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  "IRAQ  CONFLICT  VETERAN"  SHALL
   15  MEAN  A  PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE, WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED
   16  FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE HOSTILITIES  THAT  OCCURRED  IN  IRAQ
   17  COMMENCING  ON THE NINETEENTH DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND THREE, AND WERE
   18  HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE MILITARY.
   19    4. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
   20  IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON PAYMENT  OF  THE  REGULAR
   21  REGISTRATION  FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE
   22  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ONE TIME  SERVICE  CHARGE  OF  TEN
   23  DOLLARS  SHALL  BE  CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE.   SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE
   24  SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01284-01-3
       A. 3432                             2

    1  FOUR-OO  OF  THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI-
    2  CLES  DISTINCTIVE  PLATE  DEVELOPMENT  FUND   ESTABLISHED   BY   SECTION
    3  NINETY-FIVE-G  OF  THE  STATE  FINANCE  LAW  AND  SHALL  BE USED FOR THE
    4  PRODUCTION,  DESIGN,  ADVERTISING  AND  MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE LICENSE
    5  PLATES PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G.
    6    5. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE  OF  A  SPECIAL
    7  NUMBER  PLATE  UNDER  THIS  SECTION UNLESS THE COMMISSIONER IS SATISFIED
    8  THAT THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES  COLLECTED  PURSUANT
    9  TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF THIS SECTION WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO RECOVER THE
   10  COSTS OF THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF SUCH SPECIAL PLATES.
   11    S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
   12  the date on which it shall have become a law.
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