Bill Text: NY A06938 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Eliminates the annual service charge on issuance of special number plates to veterans of the armed forces who served in World War II.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-05 - held for consideration in transportation [A06938 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06938-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 27, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. FINCH, McDONOUGH, FITZPATRICK, GIGLIO, COLTON,
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance
          of special number plates
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 404 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as  amended  by  section 21 of part G of chapter 59 of the laws of
     3  2009, is amended to read as follows:
     4    1. The commissioner may issue  special  number  plates  to  applicants
     5  therefor  in  the same manner as other number plates are issued pursuant
     6  to this article. Such special number plates shall be  issued  only  upon
     7  payment  of  an  annual service charge of thirty-one dollars and twenty-
     8  five cents in addition to the regular fee  prescribed  by  section  four
     9  hundred one of this article. Application for special number plates shall
    10  be  made  in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commissioner
    11  with respect to issuance of such number plates.  Provided,  however,  in
    12  lieu  of the annual fee specified herein, the commissioner may establish
    13  specific categories of plates for which an annual fee of not  less  than
    14  eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents nor more than thirty-one dollars
    15  and  twenty-five  cents  may  be  charged subject to the approval of the
    16  director of the division of  the  budget.    Notwithstanding  any  other
    17  provision  of this section, the annual service charge shall not apply to
    18  the issuance of special number plates to veterans of  the  armed  forces
    19  who  served  in World War II. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision
    20  of this section, the difference collected between the special plates fee
    21  or service charge set forth in this subdivision in effect on  and  after
    22  September first, two thousand nine and the special plates fee or service
    23  charge  set forth in this subdivision in effect prior to such date shall
    24  be deposited to the credit of the dedicated  highway  and  bridge  trust
    25  fund.
    26    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.