Creates a retired military personnel license plate; such distinctive plate would include the words "U.S. armed forces retired" and the person's branch insignia.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating a distinctive license plate for certain retired military personnel
PURPOSE: To authorize the issuance of distinctive license plates bearing the words "U.S. Armed forces retired."
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 404-x to the vehicle and traffic law to provide for the creation of "U.S. Armed forces retired" license plates. An annual service charge shall be charged for the plate, and this fee shall be deposited to the credit of the department of motor vehicles custom plate development fund.
JUSTIFICATION: There are numerous custom license plates for military personnel in New York State including a generic one for veterans, but there is not one specifically for retired military personnel. Retired military can be a veteran but so is a person who conceivably spent as little time in the military as one day. Retired veterans should be able to be recognized through a license plate as are the multitude of other military units and groups. No license plate today in New York State recognizes a veteran for a lifetime of service to his country.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008 - 2010 Referred to Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law, with provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 719 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 creating a distinctive license plate for certain retired military personnel 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 CERTAIN RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL. 1. ANY RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL, RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "U.S. ARMED FORCES RETIRED" AND SHALL HAVE THE INSIGNIA OF THE MILITARY BRANCH THAT SUCH PERSON SERVED IN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LICENSE PLATE. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT SERVED IN THE MILITARY. 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 A ONE TIME FEE OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR PRODUCTION, DESIGN, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING OF CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01935-01-1