Relates to distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients; removes the word "congressional" from distinctive plates; provides for the reissuance of plates to persons assigned distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Espaillat, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Corrects an error on distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 404-p of the vehicle and traffic law to provide for distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients.
Section 2 provides for the reissuance of distinctive plates provided under section 404-p of the vehicle and traffic law at no fee or service charge.
JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles issues distinctive plates to New York State residents upon request, including a plate bearing the words "Congressional Medal of Honor." The proper name for this prestigious award, however, is the "Medal of Honor," as indicated by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This legislation would correct this error and provide for the reissuance of this distinctive plate at no fee or service charge.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE:; This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3009 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 distinctive plates for medal of honor recipients THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 404-p of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 486 of the laws of 1996, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 415 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: S 404-p. Distinctive plates for
[congressional]medal of honor recipi- ents. 1. Any [congressional]medal of honor recipient residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the words " [congressional]medal of honor". Application for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe. 2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant is a [congression- al]medal of honor recipient. 3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued in the same manner as other number plates, provided, however, that no registration fee or service charge shall be charged for such plate. S 2. Distinctive plates issued pursuant to section 404-p of the vehi- cle and traffic law prior to the amendment of such section made by section one of this act shall be reissued to any person assigned such plate. No fee or service charge shall be charged for the reissuance of such plate. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08259-01-3