TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to distinctive license plates for Hispanic and African-American veterans
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To recognize the contributions African
Americans and Hispanic Veterans have made in the Armed Forces through
the issuance of distinctive license plates
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by
adding a new section 404-x to establish distinctive plates for Hispanic
and African American veterans. These individuals will be issued a
distinctive license plate bearing the words "Hispanic Veteran" or "Afri-
can-American Veteran," respectively.
Application for such license plates must be filed with the Commissioner
of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
No service charge will be charged for the issuance of such a license
JUSTIFICATION: Thousands of Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans
have contributed to preserving the freedom and values of the United
States by serving in her armed forces. This bill will provide recogni-
tion for their service to their country.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2012: A.2959 2010: A.1489 2009: A.1489 2008: A.5168 2007: A.5168
2003-2004: S.2241 - Referred to Transportation
2002: S.6305 - Referred to Transportation
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 22, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to distinctive
license plates for Hispanic and African-American veterans
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
2 section 404-x to read as follows:
3 S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR HISPANIC OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERANS.
4 1. ANY HISPANIC OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERAN RESIDING IN THIS STATE
5 SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS HISPAN-
6 IC OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERAN, RESPECTIVELY. APPLICATION FOR SAID
7 LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND
8 DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
9 2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED HEREIN SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF,
10 SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT IS AN HISPANIC OR
11 AFRICAN-AMERICAN VETERAN.
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 NO SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH
17 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.