Relates to the elimination of any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for purple heart recipients; exempts purple heart recipients from all fees associated with the distinctive license plate issued to them in recognition of their purple heart award.
BILL NUMBER: S1503
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the elimination of any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for purple heart recipients
PURPOSE : To eliminate any fees associated with first-time and renewal issuances of Purple Heart license plates.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 - Amends subdivision 3 of section 404-e of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to eliminate fees associated with the Purple Heart license plate.
Section 2- Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION : Recipients of the Purple Heart have put their lives on the line for the United States of America and have shed blood in the defense of this nation. Each and every Purple Heart recipient is an American hero and deserves the respect of all Americans.
This legislation seeks to eliminate the fees associated with the Purple Heart distinctive license plate. Purple Heart recipients are eligible to receive this license plate. Because the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients, it is only appropriate that they receive their Purple Heart license plate for no cost.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2007-2008 -- S.7999/A.515 2005-2006 -- A.4764 2003-2004 -- A.8195
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : Undetermined.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1503 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 2, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, ALESI, BONACIC, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, MORAHAN, VOLKER -- 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 the elimi- nation of any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for purple heart recipients THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 404-e of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 486 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 3. 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 arti- cle], provided, however, that no REGISTRATION FEE OR service charge shall be charged for such plate. FURTHERMORE, UPON THE ISSUANCE OF A DISTINCTIVE PLATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, SUCH PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE PAYMENT OF ANY FEES RELATING TO THE REGISTRA- TION OR RENEWAL THEREOF AS PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00603-01-9