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A01730 Summary:

BILL NOA01730
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORJean-Pierre
 
COSPNSRThiele, Englebright, Gottfried, Pichardo, Dickens, Vanel, Santabarbara, Colton, Montesano, Blankenbush, Taylor, Peoples-Stokes, Richardson, Davila, Brabenec, Miller M, Morinello, Miller B, Walsh, Rivera J, Niou, Ra, Durso
 
MLTSPNSRGalef, Giglio JM, Palmesano
 
Amd §404-d, V & T L
 
Allows retired military service members to qualify for distinctive license plates.
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A01730 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1730
 
SPONSOR: Jean-Pierre
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to allowing retired service members to qualify for distinctive license plates   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows any current active or retired member of the organized militia and reserve unit of the state or the spouse of such member to obtain a license plate bearing a militiaman and the appropriate organization of the service branch of which they were affiliated.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: : Section 1: Amends section 404-d of the vehicle and traffic law to allow any current active or retired member of the organized militia and reserve unit of the state or the spouse of such member to obtain a license plate bearing a militiaman and the appropriate organization. The distinctive plate shall be issued upon satisfactory proof to the commis- sioner that the applicant or spouse of the applicant is currently active or a retired member of the organized militia or reserve. Section 2: Effective date of the act.   JUSTIFICATION: Members of the reserve unit serve an important function in keeping the homeland safe. They make many sacrifices for the good of their communi- ties and the state and deserve to be recognized not only during the time of their service but also after they retire. Allowing retired members the opportunity to obtain these distinctive plates is a worthy tribute to all that they have done for our safety and security.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A5281   EFFECTIVE DATE: The bill shall take effect immediately.
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A01730 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1730
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, GOTTFRIED,
          PICHARDO, DICKENS, VANEL, SANTABARBARA,  COLTON,  MONTESANO,  BLANKEN-
          BUSH, TAYLOR, PEOPLES-STOKES, RICHARDSON, DAVILA, BRABENEC, M. MILLER,
          MORINELLO, B. MILLER, WALSH, J. RIVERA, NIOU, RA -- Multi-Sponsored by
          --  M. of A.  GALEF, J. M. GIGLIO, PALMESANO -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  allowing
          retired service members to qualify for distinctive license plates
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 404-d of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
     2  chapter 486 of the laws of 1996 and subdivision 3 as amended by  chapter
     3  415 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  404-d.  Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and
     5  reserve. 1. Any current, active or retired member of the organized mili-
     6  tia of the state of New York and any member of a reserve unit from  this
     7  state  of  any  branch  of  the armed forces of the United States or the
     8  spouse of any such member shall, upon request, be issued a license plate
     9  bearing a militiaman and the appropriate organization --  army  national
    10  guard,  air  national guard, state guard or naval militia, army reserve,
    11  marine corps reserve, air force reserve, navy  reserve  or  coast  guard
    12  reserve.  If  a distinctive plate is issued to a member of the organized
    13  militia pursuant to this section, such a distinctive plate shall not  be
    14  issued  to  the spouse of such member of the organized militia. Applica-
    15  tion for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such
    16  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall be  veri-
    17  fied annually by the applicant.
    18    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
    19  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
    20  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is presently  [an]  a  current,
    21  active or retired member of the organized militia or reserve.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04848-01-1

        A. 1730                             2
 
     1    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     2  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
     3  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
     4  provided,  however,  that  an  additional one-time service charge of ten
     5  dollars shall be charged for such plate.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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