Bill Text: NY S01161 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the issuance of special number and distinctive license plates for military service members and members of veterans organizations without payment of service charges or renewal fees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01161 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01161-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1161
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- 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 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-a of section 404 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as amended by chapter 105 of the laws of 2017, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    1-a.  The  commissioner  may  issue  special number and/or distinctive
     5  license plates to applicants who are members of  veterans  organizations
     6  or  active  duty  military  members  in  the same manner as other number
     7  plates are issued pursuant to this article. Such special  number  plates
     8  or  distinctive  plates shall be issued only upon (a) payment of [a one-
     9  time service charge of ten dollars in addition to] the regular registra-
    10  tion fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article, and (b)
    11  submission of proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that  the  appli-
    12  cant  is  presently  an  active  duty member or a member of the veterans
    13  organization for which such plate is requested. No additional  fees  for
    14  customization of such plates shall be required. Such membership shall be
    15  verified annually by the applicant. Application for such plates shall be
    16  made in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commissioner with
    17  respect  to the issuance of such plates. Provided, however, that nothing
    18  contained herein shall be deemed to supersede the provisions of  section
    19  four  hundred  four-d,  four  hundred  four-e, four hundred four-h, four
    20  hundred four-i, four hundred four-j, four hundred four-k,  four  hundred
    21  four-p, four hundred four-aa, or four hundred four-dd of this article.
    22    §  2.  Subdivision  6 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law is
    23  amended by adding a new paragraph c-1 to read as follows:
    24    c-1. The provisions of this subdivision with respect to the payment of
    25  registration renewal fees shall not apply to a motor  vehicle  registra-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04632-01-9

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     1  tion renewed by an active duty military member or a qualified veteran. A
     2  qualified  veteran  is  an  individual  who served on active duty in the
     3  United States army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast  guard  or  the
     4  reserves thereof, or who served in active military service of the United
     5  States  as  a member of the army national guard, air national guard, New
     6  York guard or New York naval militia; who was released from active  duty
     7  by general or honorable discharge.
     8    § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 404-h of the vehicle and traffic law, as
     9  amended  by  chapter  415  of  the  laws  of 2001, is amended to read as
    10  follows:
    11    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    12  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    13  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
    14  provided, however, that [an additional one-time] no service  charge  [of
    15  ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
    16    § 4. Subdivision 4 of section 404-j of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    17  amended  by  chapter  415  of  the  laws  of 2001, is amended to read as
    18  follows:
    19    4. Fee. A special plate  and  registration  issued  pursuant  to  this
    20  section  shall  be  issued  upon payment of the regular registration fee
    21  prescribed by section four hundred one of this article provided,  howev-
    22  er,  that  [an] no additional [one-time] service charge [of ten dollars]
    23  shall be charged for such plate.
    24    § 5. Subdivision 3 of section 404-v of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    25  added by chapter 389 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
    26    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    27  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    28  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
    29  provided, however, that [an] no additional [one-time] service charge [of
    30  ten  dollars]  shall be charged for such plate. [Provided, however, that
    31  one year after the effective date of this section funds in the amount of
    32  five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available, shall  be
    33  allocated  from  such funds to the department to offset costs associated
    34  with the production of such license plates.]
    35    § 6. Subdivision 3 of section 404-w of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    36  added by chapter 105 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
    37    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    38  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    39  registration  fee  prescribed  by  section four hundred of this article,
    40  provided, however, that [an] no additional [one-time] service charge [of
    41  ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
    42    § 7. Subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 404-w of the vehicle and  traffic
    43  law, as added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2005, are amended to read as
    44  follows:
    45    4. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    46  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
    47  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
    48  provided, however, that [an] no additional [one time] service charge [of
    49  ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
    50    [5.  Nothing  contained herein shall require the issuance of a special
    51  number plate under this section unless  the  commissioner  is  satisfied
    52  that  the  aggregate amount of annual service charges collected pursuant
    53  to subdivision four of this section will be sufficient  to  recover  the
    54  costs of the design and manufacture of such special plates.]

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     1    §  8.  Subdivision 3 of section 404-aa of the vehicle and traffic law,
     2  as added by chapter 103 of the laws of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  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]  no additional  [one-time]  service  charge
     8  [of ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
     9    § 9. Subdivision 3 of section 404-d 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    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    13  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    14  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
    15  provided, however, that [an] no additional [one-time] service charge [of
    16  ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
    17    § 10. Subdivision 3 of section 404-k of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
    18  as  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] no additional [one-time] service charge [of
    24  ten dollars] shall be charged for such plate.
    25    § 11. Subdivision 3 of section 404-i of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
    26  as  amended  by  chapter  486 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as
    27  follows:
    28    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    29  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    30  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
    31  provided,  however,  that  no  service  charge  or renewal fees shall be
    32  charged for such plate.
    33    § 12. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it  shall
    34  have become a law.
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