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A00617 Summary:

Add 404-ii, V & T L
Establishes a gold star father distinctive number plate.
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A00617 Actions:

01/09/2017referred to transportation
01/03/2018referred to transportation
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A00617 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive number 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: Section 1 of this bill amends the vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new section 404-ii which would provide that any Gold Star Father wishing to have a Gold Star Fathers license plate shall be issued one. Subsection 2 of this bill requires that the applicant or the spouse of the applicant show proof of being a Gold Star Father before a license plate can be issued to the applicant. Subsection 3 of this bill states that the fee of the Gold Star Fathers license plate shall be the same as that of the Gold Star Mothers license plate and no service charge will applied to the purchase of the Gold Star Fathers plate.   JUSTIFICATION: The membership of American Gold Star Fathers, Inc. is comprised of Amer- ican Fathers 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, the War on Terror, or while in service to our country. In 1991 New York State introduced a distinctive license plate for New York State Gold 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 and the Gold Star Family Plate   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-2016, S.6586/A.907 (Miller), Similar to S.951 and S.827A of 1991   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.
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A00617 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. M. G. MILLER -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          distinctive number 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.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 404-ii to read as follows:
     3    § 404-ii. Distinctive plates for gold star fathers. 1. Any  gold  star
     4  father or the spouse of a gold star father residing in this state shall,
     5  upon  request,  be  issued  a license plate bearing the words "gold star
     6  father". If a distinctive plate is issued to a gold star father pursuant
     7  to this section, additional distinctive plates may be issued  for  every
     8  vehicle  registered in the name of the gold star father recipient resid-
     9  ing in this state or the spouse of such gold star father.    Application
    10  for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form
    11  and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    12    2.  The distinctive plate authorized pursuant to this section shall be
    13  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the  applicant
    14  or the spouse of the applicant is a gold star father.
    15    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    16  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
    17  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
    18  provided, however, that no service charge  shall  be  charged  for  such
    19  plate.
    20    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    21  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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