Bill Text: NY A05554 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Discontinues service fees for distinctive license plates issued to veterans.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 21-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - held for consideration in transportation [A05554 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05554-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5554
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to discontinu-
          ing service fees for distinctive license plates issued to veterans
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 404-h of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as amended by chapter 415 of the laws of 2001, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     5  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
     6  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
     7  [provided,  however,  that  an additional one-time service charge of ten
     8  dollars shall be charged for such plate].
     9    § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 404-j of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    10  amended by chapter 415 of the laws  of  2001,  is  amended  to  read  as
    11  follows:
    12    4.  Fee.  A  special  plate  and  registration issued pursuant to this
    13  section shall be issued upon payment of  the  regular  registration  fee
    14  prescribed by section four hundred one of this article [provided, howev-
    15  er,  that  an additional one-time service charge of ten dollars shall be
    16  charged for such plate].
    17    § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 404-k of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    18  amended by chapter 415 of the laws  of  2001,  is  amended  to  read  as
    19  follows:
    20    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    21  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
    22  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
    23  [provided,  however,  that  an additional one-time service charge of ten
    24  dollars shall be charged for such plate].
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08064-02-9

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     1    § 4. Subdivision 3 of section 404-v of the vehicle and traffic law, as
     2  added by chapter 389 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
     3    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     4  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
     5  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one  of  this  arti-
     6  cle[,  provided,  however, that an additional one-time service charge of
     7  ten dollars shall be charged for such plate. Provided, however, that one
     8  year after the effective date of this section funds  in  the  amount  of
     9  five  thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available, shall be
    10  allocated from such funds to the department to offset  costs  associated
    11  with the production of such license plates].
    12    § 5. Subdivision 3 of section 404-w of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    13  added by chapter 105 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
    14    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    15  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
    16  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one  of  this  arti-
    17  cle[,  provided,  however, that an additional one-time service charge of
    18  ten dollars shall be charged for such plate].
    19    § 6. Subdivision 4 of section 404-w of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    20  added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
    21    4. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    22  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    23  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
    24  [provided, however, that an additional one time service  charge  of  ten
    25  dollars shall be charged for such plate].
    26    § 7. Subdivision 1-a of section 404 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    27  amended  by  chapter  105  of  the  laws  of 2017, is amended to read as
    28  follows:
    29    1-a. The commissioner may issue special number  plates  to  applicants
    30  who  are  members  of veterans organizations in the same manner as other
    31  number plates are issued pursuant to this article. Such  special  number
    32  plates  shall  be  issued  only  upon  (a) payment of a one-time service
    33  charge of ten dollars  in  addition  to  the  regular  registration  fee
    34  prescribed  by  section  four hundred one of this article, provided that
    35  such service charge shall be waived for any applicant  who  has  been  a
    36  member  of  the  veterans  organization  for five or more years, and (b)
    37  submission of proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that  the  appli-
    38  cant  is  presently a member of the veterans organization for which such
    39  plate is requested. Such membership shall be verified  annually  by  the
    40  applicant.  Application for such plates shall be made in accordance with
    41  regulations promulgated by the commissioner with respect to the issuance
    42  of such plates. Provided, however, that nothing contained  herein  shall
    43  be  deemed  to  supersede the provisions of section four hundred four-d,
    44  four hundred four-e, four hundred  four-h,  four  hundred  four-i,  four
    45  hundred  four-j,  four hundred four-k, four hundred four-p, four hundred
    46  four-aa, or four hundred four-dd of this article.
    47    § 8. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    48  have become a law.
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