A08231 Summary:

BILL NO    A08231A

SAME AS    SAME AS S05955-A

SPONSOR    Sweeney (MS)

COSPNSR    Englebright, Thiele, Magnarelli, Gunther, Lifton, Millman,
           Cymbrowitz, Titone, Colton, Stirpe, Brindisi, Bronson, Skoufis,
           Santabarbara, Braunstein, Sepulveda, Miller, Hennessey, Cook, Cahill,
           Russell

MLTSPNSR   Abbate, Kearns, Magee, Perry, Roberts, Simanowitz, Skartados,
           Weisenberg

Amd SS490 & 504, V & T L

Prohibits the imposition of any additional fee for the issuance of a driver's
license or non-driver identification card with a veteran's distinguishing mark.
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A08231 Actions:

BILL NO    A08231A

11/06/2013 referred to transportation
01/08/2014 referred to transportation
05/02/2014 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
05/02/2014 print number 8231a
05/06/2014 reported referred to ways and means
05/19/2014 reported 
05/22/2014 advanced to third reading cal.765
05/29/2014 passed assembly
05/29/2014 delivered to senate
05/29/2014 REFERRED TO FINANCE
06/16/2014 SUBSTITUTED FOR S5955A
06/16/2014 3RD READING CAL.1393
06/16/2014 PASSED SENATE
06/16/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A08231 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        8231--A

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   November 6, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SWEENEY,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  THIELE,  MAGNARELLI,
         GUNTHER, LIFTON, MILLMAN, CYMBROWITZ, TITONE, COLTON, STIRPE,  BRINDI-
         SI,  BRONSON,  SKOUFIS,  SANTABARBARA,  BRAUNSTEIN, SEPULVEDA, MILLER,
         HENNESSEY, COOK, CAHILL, RUSSELL -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.
         ABBATE,  KEARNS,  PERRY, ROBERTS, SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS, WEISENBERG --
         read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation -- recommit-
         ted to the Committee on Transportation  in  accordance  with  Assembly
         Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
         reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

       AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
         the  imposition  of  any additional fee for a veteran's distinguishing
         mark on a non-driver identification card or a driver's license

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehi-
    2  cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 487 of the laws of  2012,  is
    3  amended to read as follows:
    4    (b)  The  identification card shall contain a distinguishing number or
    5  mark and adequate space upon which an anatomical gift, pursuant to arti-
    6  cle forty-three of the public health law, by the holder may be  recorded
    7  and  shall  contain  such  other information and shall be issued in such
    8  form as the commissioner shall determine; provided, however, every iden-
    9  tification card or renewal thereof issued to a person under the  age  of
   10  twenty-one  years shall have prominently imprinted thereon the statement
   11  "UNDER 21  YEARS  OF  AGE"  in  notably  distinctive  print  or  format.
   12  Provided,  further, however, that every identification card issued to an
   13  applicant who was a member of the armed forces of the United States  and
   14  received  [on]  AN  honorable  discharge or was released therefrom under
   15  honorable conditions shall, upon his or her request  and  submission  of
   16  proof  as  set forth herein, contain a distinguishing mark, in such form
   17  as the commissioner shall determine, indicating that  he  or  she  is  a

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11929-05-4
       A. 8231--A                          2

    1  veteran.  Such  proof  shall  consist  of  a  certificate  of release or
    2  discharge from active duty including but not limited to a DD Form 214 or
    3  other proof satisfactory to the commissioner. The commissioner shall not
    4  require  fees  for the issuance of such identification cards or renewals
    5  thereof to persons under twenty-one years of  age  which  are  different
    6  from  the  fees  required  for  the  issuance of identification cards or
    7  renewals thereof to persons twenty-one years of age or over, nor fees to
    8  persons requesting a veteran [notation] DISTINGUISHING  MARK  which  are
    9  different from fees that would otherwise be required. PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
   10  THAT  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-ONE
   11  OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT REQUIRE  ANY  FEES  FOR  THE
   12  DUPLICATION  OR AMENDMENT OF AN IDENTIFICATION CARD PRIOR TO ITS RENEWAL
   13  IF SUCH DUPLICATION OR AMENDMENT WAS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING  A
   14  VETERAN DISTINGUISHING MARK TO SUCH IDENTIFICATION CARD.
   15    S  2.  Paragraph  (a-1) of subdivision 1 of section 504 of the vehicle
   16  and traffic law, as added by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is amended
   17  to read as follows:
   18    (a-1) Every license or renewal thereof issued to an applicant who  was
   19  a member of the armed forces of the United States and received an honor-
   20  able  discharge  or  was  released  therefrom under honorable conditions
   21  shall, upon his or her request and submission  of  proof  as  set  forth
   22  herein,  contain a distinguishing mark, in such form as the commissioner
   23  shall determine, indicating that he or she  is  a  veteran.  Such  proof
   24  shall  consist of a certificate of release or discharge from active duty
   25  including but not limited to a DD Form 214 or other  proof  satisfactory
   26  to  the  commissioner.  The  commissioner shall not require fees for the
   27  issuance of such licenses or renewals thereof to  persons  requesting  a
   28  veteran  [notation]  DISTINGUISHING  MARK  which [is] ARE different from
   29  fees otherwise required; PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE
   30  PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT REQUIRE FEES FOR
   31  A DUPLICATION OR AMENDMENT OF A LICENSE PRIOR TO  ITS  RENEWAL  IF  SUCH
   32  DUPLICATION  OR AMENDMENT WAS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING A VETERAN
   33  DISTINGUISHING MARK TO SUCH LICENSE.
   34    S 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
   35  have become a law.
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