Bill S4451A-2013

Relates to the elimination of fees and renewal fees associated with the issuance of distinctive license plates for purple heart recipients

Relates to the elimination of fees and renewal fees associated with the issuance of distinctive license plates for purple heart recipients.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 10, 2013: referred to transportation
  • Jun 10, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 4, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 3, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.830
  • May 22, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 4451A
  • May 22, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Apr 1, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 30, 2013
Ayes (17): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson
Excused (1): Diaz

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4451A

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 the Purple Heart license plate fee.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recipients of the Purple Heart put their lives on the line for the United States of America and 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 fee associated with the Purple Heart distinctive license plate. Because of the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients, it is only appropriate that they receive a Purple Heart license plate at no cost.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2012 - S.2901/A.324 2009-2010 -S.1503/A.670 2007-2008 - S.7999/A.515 2005-2006 - A.4764 2003-2004 -A.8195

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4451--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 1, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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 article, provided, however, that no 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 RENEWAL THEREOF AS PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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