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A08866 Summary:

BILL NOA08866A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORThiele
 
COSPNSRDiPietro
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 404-i, V & T L
 
Authorizes the issuance of distinctive license plates bearing the words "gold star father" for gold star fathers.
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A08866 Actions:

BILL NOA08866A
 
12/22/2017referred to transportation
01/03/2018referred to transportation
06/01/2018amend (t) and recommit to transportation
06/01/2018print number 8866a
06/05/2018reported referred to ways and means
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A08866 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8866A
 
SPONSOR: Thiele
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing the issuance of distinctive license plates for gold star fathers   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would authorize the issuance of distinctive license plates for gold star fathers.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap- ter 277 of the laws of 1991, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 732 of the laws of 2004, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 486 of the laws of 1996 and such section as renumbered by chapter 108 of the laws of 1994, is amended to add gold star father as a license plate option alongside gold star mother plates.   JUSTIFICATION: The membership of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is composed of Ameri- can Mothers who lost a son or daughter during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Beirut, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, all Strategic Areas, or while in service to our country. In 1991, New York State introduced a distinctive license plate for New York State Gold Star Mothers. Circumstances have arisen where a father of a fallen soldier has not been able to secure a distinctive license plate to honor their child. This bill would eliminate this unnecessary situation and add the option of a Gold Star Father plate alongside the Gold Star Mother plate.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A.9025 2013-14: A. 8378 2011-12: A. 7011 2009-10: A. 4664/S.603 2007-08: A. 5153 (Ortiz)/S. 604 2006: A. 10795(Ortiz)/S. 2850   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that effective immediately, the addi- tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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A08866 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8866--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    December 22, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation -- recommitted 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  commit-
          tee

        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
          the issuance of distinctive license plates for gold star fathers
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
     2  chapter 277 of the laws of 1991, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 732
     3  of the laws of 2004, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 486 of the laws
     4  of  1996  and  such  section as renumbered by chapter 108 of the laws of
     5  1994, is amended to read as follows:
     6    § 404-i. Distinctive plates  for  gold  star  mothers  and  gold  star
     7  fathers.  1. Any gold star mother or gold star father or the spouse of a
     8  gold star mother or gold star father, residing in this state shall, upon
     9  request,  be issued a license plate bearing the words "gold star mother"
    10  or "gold star father", respectively.  If a distinctive plate  is  issued
    11  to  a  gold  star  mother  or gold star father pursuant to this section,
    12  additional distinctive plates may be issued for every vehicle registered
    13  in the name of the gold star mother or gold star father recipient resid-
    14  ing in this state or the spouse of such gold star mother  or  gold  star
    15  father.  Application  for  said  license  plate  shall be filed with the
    16  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner   shall
    17  prescribe.
    18    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
    19  satisfactory  to  the  commissioner, that the applicant or the spouse of
    20  the applicant is a gold star mother or gold star father.
    21    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    22  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13823-02-8

        A. 8866--A                          2
 
     1  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
     2  provided,  however,  that  no  service  charge shall be charged for such
     3  plate.
     4    §  2.  1. A distinctive gold star father plate established pursuant to
     5  section 404-i of the vehicle and traffic law  shall  only  be  designed,
     6  produced  and  issued upon the delivery to the department of motor vehi-
     7  cles of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand dollars, which shall
     8  be executed by a surety company authorized by the department  of  finan-
     9  cial  services  to  transact  business in this state. Provided, however,
    10  that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have received prior  to
    11  plate  design,  production  and issuance at least two hundred orders for
    12  such distinctive plate  together  with  the  additional  annual  service
    13  charge  applicable to each such order, which shall be non-refundable, no
    14  such surety bond shall be required. All service charges collected pursu-
    15  ant to this section shall be deposited pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
    16  section  404-oo  of  the  vehicle  and  traffic law to the credit of the
    17  department of motor vehicles distinctive plate development  fund  estab-
    18  lished  by  section  95-g of the state finance law and shall be used for
    19  the design, production,  advertising  and  distribution  of  distinctive
    20  license plates in accordance with such section 95-g.
    21    2.  If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which
    22  distinctive plates in the  series  are  first  available  for  sale  two
    23  hundred  or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant
    24  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    25  such plates are sold by such time,  the  department  of  motor  vehicles
    26  shall be entitled to recover against the bond in an amount proportionate
    27  to such shortfall.
    28    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    29  section one of this act shall take effect on the one  hundred  eightieth
    30  day  after  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addi-
    31  tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
    32  the  implementation  of this act on its effective date are authorized to
    33  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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