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                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 5, 2011
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       Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

       AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
         distinctive  license  plates for recipients of the conspicuous service
         cross

         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 CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS  RECIPIENTS.
    4  1. ANY CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS RECIPIENT RESIDING IN THIS STATE OR THE
    5  SPOUSE  OF  ANY  SUCH RECIPIENT SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE
    6  PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "CONSPICUOUS  SERVICE  CROSS  RECIPIENT".  IF  A
    7  DISTINCTIVE  PLATE  IS  ISSUED  TO A CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS RECIPIENT
    8  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, SUCH A DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL NOT  BE  ISSUED
    9  TO  THE  SPOUSE OF SUCH CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS RECIPIENT. APPLICATION
   10  FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM
   11  AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
   12    2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  ISSUED
   13  UPON  PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT OR THE
   14  SPOUSE OF THE APPLICANT IS A CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS RECIPIENT.
   15    3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
   16  IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON PAYMENT  OF  THE  REGULAR
   17  REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE;
   18  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  AN ADDITIONAL, ONE-TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN
   19  DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH  PLATE.  SUCH  ANNUAL  SERVICE  CHARGE
   20  SHALL  BE  DEPOSITED  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED
   21  FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  MOTOR  VEHI-
   22  CLES   DISTINCTIVE   PLATE   DEVELOPMENT  FUND  ESTABLISHED  BY  SECTION
   23  NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE  FINANCE  LAW  AND  SHALL  BE  USED  FOR  THE

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD00540-01-1

       S. 235                              2

    1  PRODUCTION,  DESIGN,  ADVERTISING  AND  MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE LICENSE
    2  PLATES PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G.
    3    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    4  it shall have become a law.