Bill Text: NY S02676 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes former members of the United States public health service to receive a distinguishing mark on their license indicating that they are a veteran.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02676 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02676-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. MAYER, BROOKS, LIU -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
          a former member of the United States public health service to  receive
          a  distinguishing mark on his or her license indicating that he or she
          is a veteran
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (a-1)  of  subdivision 1 of section 504 of the
     2  vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 429 of the laws of  2014,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a-1)  Every license or renewal thereof issued to an applicant who was
     5  a member of the armed forces of the United States or the  United  States
     6  public  health  service  and  received  an  honorable  discharge  or was
     7  released therefrom under honorable conditions shall,  upon  his  or  her
     8  request  and  submission of proof as set forth herein, contain a distin-
     9  guishing mark, in such form as the commissioner shall  determine,  indi-
    10  cating  that  he  or  she  is  a  veteran. Such proof shall consist of a
    11  certificate of release or discharge from active duty including  but  not
    12  limited to a DD Form 214, a PHS Form 1867 or other proof satisfactory to
    13  the  commissioner. The commissioner shall not require fees for the issu-
    14  ance of such licenses or renewals thereof to persons requesting a veter-
    15  an distinguishing mark which are different from fees otherwise required;
    16  provided, however, that notwithstanding the provisions of this  section,
    17  the  commissioner  shall not require fees for a duplication or amendment
    18  of a license prior to its renewal if such duplication or  amendment  was
    19  solely  for  the purpose of adding a veteran distinguishing mark to such
    20  license.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.