A02952 Summary:

BILL NO    A02952 

SAME AS    SAME AS S00406

SPONSOR    Wright

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S404-x, V & T L

Authorizes distinctive license plates to be issued to Hispanic and
African-American veterans.
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A02952 Actions:

BILL NO    A02952 

01/22/2013 referred to transportation
01/08/2014 referred to transportation
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A02952 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2952

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
plate.

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
2005-2006: a.10525
2003-2004: S.2241 - Referred to Transportation
2002: S.6305 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:  Immediately
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A02952 Text:

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

                                         2952

                              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
         on Transportation

       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
   16  PLATE.
   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.
                                                                  LBD00584-01-3
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