Provides that combat medics may obtain distinctive license plates.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing distinctive license plates for combat medics
PURPOSE: Provides for the issuance of Combat Medic license plates for vehicles.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends §404-x of the Vehicle and Traffic law to include distinctive license plates for Combat Medics who were awarded the Combat Medical Badge. Section one states the requirements for application and the fees to purchase such license plates.
Section 2 contains the effective date.
EXISTING LAW: No such license plate currently exists.
JUSTIFICATION: New York currently offers a custom license plate recognizing Combat Infantrymen. However, there is no license plate to recognize Combat Medics. Combat Medics serve wherever Combat Infantrymen do and the number of points needed for promotion are equal for the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Combat Medic Badge.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7306 of 2006 - Advanced to Third Reading S.6979 of 2010 - Referred to Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5329 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 6, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 providing distinctive license plates for combat medics THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x to read as follows: S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR COMBAT MEDICS. 1. ANY COMBAT MEDIC RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "COMBAT MEDIC". APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "COMBAT MEDIC" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO SERVED OR IS SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO WAS AWARDED THE COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE AND IF DISCHARGED WAS DISCHARGED THEREFROM UNDER OTHER THAN DISHONORABLE CONDI- TIONS. 2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT IS A WAR ON TERROR VETERAN. 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 AN ADDITIONAL ONE-TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09838-01-1