New York State Law

Vehicle and Traffic Law

Consolidated Laws of New York's VTL code

  Search VTL Laws

Article 14 - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Section Description
401Registration of motor vehicles; fees; renewals.
401-aIn-transit permits.
401-bRegistration of tow trucks.
402Distinctive number; form of number plates; trailers.
402-aFacsimile license plates.
403Number plates continued.
403-aTemporary indicia of registration.
403-bSales of certain number or distinctive license plates by certain dealers.
404Issuance of special number plates.
404-aRegistration of motor vehicles of severely disabled persons.
404-bDistinctive plates for volunteer firefighters.
404-cDistinctive plates for former prisoners of war.
404-dDistinctive plates for members of the organized militia and reserve.
404-eDistinctive plates for purple heart recipients.
404-fDistinctive plates for members of volunteer ambulance services.
404-gDistinctive plates bearing the words "Birthplace of Baseball".
404-hDistinctive plates for members of the Jewish War Veterans of America.
404-iDistinctive plates for gold star mothers.
404-jRegistration and issuance of special number plates for veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack.
404-kDistinctive plates for Marine Corps League members.
404-lDistinctive regional design plates.
404-mDistinctive license plates commemorating the World University Games.
404-nIssuance of distinctive conservation plates.
404-oDistinctive "Olympic Spirit" license plates.
404-ooDeposit of service charges for distinctive license plates.
404-pDistinctive "Animal Population Control Fund" license plates.
404-p*2Distinctive plates for congressional medal of honor recipients.
404-qDistinctive "drive for the cure" license plates.
404-q*2Distinctive plates for the council on the arts.
404-rDistinctive "foreign organization" license plates.
404-r*2Distinctive plates for New York state licensed dentists who are members of the New York State Dental Association.
404-sIssuance of distinctive "I Love New York" plates.
404-s*2Issuance of distinctive plates for agriculture.
404-s*3Distinctive "drive out diabetes" license plates.
404-s*4Distinctive plates for the Saratoga national cemetery honor guard association.
404-tDistinctive marine and coastal district of New York license plates.
404-t*2Distinctive conserve habitat license plates.
404-t*3Distinctive "peace at home" license plates.
404-uDistinctive "keep kids drug free" license plates.
404-u*2Distinctive "national multiple sclerosis society" license plates.
404-u*3Distinctive gift of life license plates.
404-u*4Distinctive "Erie canal" license plates.
404-vDistinctive plates for water rescue team members.
404-v*2Distinctive plates for the United States Naval Armed Guard.
404-v*3Distinctive plates for the arts and cultural institutions and museums.
404-v*4Distinctive plates for members of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society.
404-v*5Issuance of distinctive "DiscoverQueens" license plates.
404-v*6Distinctive autism awareness license plates.
404-v*7Distinctive "Love your library" plates.
404-wDistinctive plates for war on terror veterans.
404-w*2Distinctive plates for Persian Gulf veterans.
   S 401. Registration of motor vehicles; fees; renewals. 1. Registration
  by  owners.  a.  No  motor  vehicle shall be operated or driven upon the
  public  highways  of  this  state  without  first  being  registered  in
  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  this article, except as otherwise
  expressly provided in this chapter.
    b. Every owner of a motor vehicle which shall be  operated  or  driven
  upon  the  public  highways  of  this  state  shall, except as otherwise
  expressly provided, cause to be presented, by mail or otherwise, to  the
  office  or  a  branch office of the commissioner, or to any agent of the
  commissioner, constituted as provided in this  chapter,  an  application
  for  registration  addressed  to  the commissioner, and on a blank to be
  prepared under the direction of and furnished by  the  commissioner  for
  that  purpose,  containing: (a) a brief description of the motor vehicle
  to be registered, including the name and factory number of such vehicle,
  and such other facts as the commissioner shall require; (b)  the  weight
  of  the  vehicle  upon which the registration fee is based if the fee is
  based on weight; (c) the name and residence,  including  county  of  the
  owner of such motor vehicle; (d) provided that, if such motor vehicle is
  used  or  to be used as an omnibus, the applicant also shall so certify,
  and in the case of an omnibus also certify as to the  seating  capacity,
  and  if  the  omnibus  is  to  be  operated wholly within a municipality
  pursuant to a franchise other than a franchise  express  or  implied  in
  articles  of  incorporation  upon  certain  streets  designated  in such
  franchise, those facts shall also be certified, and a certified copy  of
  such  franchise  furnished  to  the commissioner; (e) provided, that, if
  such motor vehicle is an altered livery, the applicant shall so  furnish
  a  certified  copy  of  the  length of the center panel of such vehicle,
  provided, however, that the commissioner shall require such proof, as he
  may determine is necessary, in  the  application  for  registration  and
  provided  further,  if  the  center  panel  of  such vehicle exceeds one
  hundred inches, the commissioner shall require proof that  such  vehicle
  is  in  compliance  with  all applicable federal and state motor vehicle
  safety standards; and (f) such  additional  facts  or  evidence  as  the
  commissioner   may  require  in  connection  with  the  application  for
  registration. Every owner of a trailer shall also make  application  for
  the   registration   thereof  in  the  manner  herein  provided  for  an
  application to register a motor vehicle, but shall contain  a  statement
  showing  the  manufacturer's number or other identification satisfactory
  to the commissioner and no number plate for a trailer issued  under  the
  provisions  of  subdivision  three  of  section four hundred two of this
  chapter shall be transferred to or used upon any other trailer than  the
  one  for  which  number  plate is issued. The commissioner shall require
  proof, in the  application  for  registration,  or  otherwise,  as  such
  commissioner   may   determine,   that   the  motor  vehicle  for  which
  registration is applied for is equipped with lights  conforming  in  all
  respects to the requirements of this chapter, and no motor vehicle shall
  be  registered  unless  it  shall  appear by such proofs that such motor
  vehicle  is  equipped  with  proper  lights  as  aforesaid.   The   said
  application  shall  contain  or  be  accompanied by such evidence of the
  ownership of the motor vehicle described in the application  as  may  be
  required by the commissioner or his agent and which, with respect to new
  vehicles,  shall  include, unless otherwise specifically provided by the
  commissioner,  the  manufacturer's  statement  of  origin.  Applications
  received  by  an  agent  of  the  commissioner shall be forwarded to the
  commissioner  as  he  shall  direct  for  filing.  No  application   for
  registration  shall be accepted unless the applicant is at least sixteen
  years of age.
    2. Registration record. Upon the receipt of a  sufficient  application
  for  registration  of  a  motor  vehicle or trailer, as provided in this
  article, the commissioner, or the agent  receiving  it,  shall  register
  such  motor vehicle or trailer and maintain a record of the registration
  of  such  vehicle  under  the  distinctive number assigned to such motor
  vehicle or trailer as provided in this section, and the  information  in
  such  record  may  be  obtained  upon  payment  of the fees specified in
  section two hundred two of this chapter.
    3. Certificates of registration. a. Upon filing  of  such  application
  and  the payment of the fee hereinafter provided, the commissioner shall
  assign to such motor vehicle a distinctive number and,  without  expense
  to  the  applicant, issue and deliver in such manner as the commissioner
  may select to the owner a certificate of registration, in such  form  as
  the  commissioner  shall  prescribe,  and  two  number plates at a place
  within the state of New York named  by  the  applicant  in  his  or  her
  application. A number plate, within the meaning of this chapter, may, in
  the  discretion  of  the commissioner, be a plate of a permanent nature,
  treated  with  reflectorized  material   according   to   specifications
  prescribed  by  the  commissioner,  and with a date tag attached to such
  plate or to the vehicle as prescribed by regulations of the commissioner
  indicating the validity of the plate during a  certain  period  and  the
  issuance  of  such  a  number  plate  with  such  date  tag  to a person
  possessing such a number plate shall be deemed the issuance of a  number
  plate.  An  additional  fee, not to exceed twenty-five dollars, shall be
  paid to the commissioner whenever a set of reflectorized  number  plates
  is  issued  for  any  vehicle  for  which a registration fee is normally
  charged  except  that,  with  respect  to  any  number  plate  which  is
  specifically  requested  by the applicant, such fee shall be paid to the
  commissioner upon approval of such request. In the event  of  the  loss,
  mutilation or destruction of any certificate of registration, any number
  plate  or  set  of  number  plates whether with or without a date tag or
  tags, or any date tag or set of date tags provided for in this  article,
  the  owner  of  a  registered  motor vehicle may file such statement and
  proof of the facts as the commissioner shall  require,  with  a  fee  of
  three  dollars,  in the office of the commissioner, or, unless and until
  the commissioner shall otherwise direct, in the office of the agent  who
  issued  the certificate, plate, plates, tag or tags and the commissioner
  or his or her agent, as the case may be,  shall  issue  a  duplicate  or
  substitute. It shall be the duty of every owner holding a certificate of
  registration  to  notify  the  commissioner  in writing of any change of
  residence of such person within ten days after such change  occurs,  and
  to   inscribe  on  such  certificate,  in  the  place  provided  by  the
  commissioner, a record of such change of residence.

   b. During a registration period the commissioner may, upon application
  by the owner of a registered motor vehicle and upon payment of a fee  of
  three  dollars  and  seventy-five  cents,  change the distinctive number
  assigned to such motor vehicle and issue a  new  set  of  number  plates
  provided  the  original  registration and number plates are surrendered.
  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this   section,   the
  difference  collected  between the fees set forth in this subdivision in
  effect on and after September first, two thousand nine and the fees  set
  forth  in  this  subdivision  in  effect  prior  to  such  date shall be
  deposited to the credit of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    c. The  commissioner  may  waive  the  payment  of  fees  required  by
  paragraph  a  of  this subdivision if the applicant is a victim of crime
  and the certificate of registration or number plates applied for  are  a
  replacement  for  those  that  were lost or destroyed as a result of the
  crime.
    d. In processing any application for  a  certificate  of  registration
  pursuant  to  this  article  or  to  title  eleven  of this chapter, the
  commissioner shall provide the applicant  with  informational  materials
  describing  the  lead-acid  battery  management,  return  and collection
  requirements set forth in title seventeen of article twenty-seven of the
  environmental  conservation  law, and the used oil management, recycling
  and disposal requirements set forth in  title  twenty-three  of  article
  twenty-three  of  the environmental conservation law. Such informational
  materials shall be distributed at the first opportunity and periodically
  thereafter.
    4. Carrying certificate of registration. Any magistrate, motor vehicle
  inspector, peace officer, acting pursuant  to  his  special  duties,  or
  police  officer  may  request  that  the  operator  of any motor vehicle
  produce for inspection the certificate of registration for such  vehicle
  and  such  operator  shall  furnish to such magistrate, inspector, peace
  officer  or  police  officer   any   information   necessary   for   the
  identification  of  such  vehicle  and  its  owner,  and all information
  required concerning his license to operate, if he is required by law  to
  have  such  a  license,  and  shall,  if  required, sign his name in the
  presence of such magistrate, inspector, peace officer or police  officer
  as  a  further means of identification. The production of a license to a
  magistrate, inspector, peace officer or police officer  shall  be  prima
  facie evidence in a prosecution for a violation of any provision of this
  chapter,  other  than  section three hundred ninety-two of this chapter,
  that the person who so produced the license is the person identified  on
  such  license.  Provided,  however,  that  a  photostatic  copy  of  the
  certificate of registration may be produced  in  lieu  of  the  original
  certificate.  If  a  vehicle  does not have affixed a validating sticker
  which indicates the plate number, the vehicle identification number  and
  the  expiration  date  of  the  registration, the failure to produce the
  certificate of registration, or a photostatic copy of such  certificate,
  shall  be  presumptive  evidence of operating a motor vehicle or trailer
  which is not registered as required by this article.
    5. Times for registration, reregistration and  renewal;  proportionate
  fees.  a.  Registrations, reregistrations and renewals shall take effect
  and expire on dates determined by the commissioner. However,  where  the
  expiration  date of the registration of any vehicle, except a taxi or an
  omnibus, falls on a Saturday, Sunday or state holiday, such registration
  shall be valid for the operation of such vehicle until midnight  of  the
  next  day  on  which state offices shall be open for business. Provided,
  however, that renewal of  a  registration  may  be  used  preceding  the
  expiration  date  of  such  registration including such expiration date.
  Provided,  further,  however,  that  where   the   required   proof   of
  registration  consists  of an expired registration for the same vehicle,
  issued to the same person applying for the registration or renewal,  and
  the  expired  registration  certificate  and number plates and date tags
  issued  for  such  registration  had  not  been   surrendered   to   the
  commissioner  on or before the expiration date of such registration, the
  commissioner may in his discretion deem such application to be a renewal
  of the expired registration and require  that  the  fee  paid  for  such
  registration  be  computed as if the registration had been made prior to
  the date of expiration of the expired registration.
    b. The fee for the renewal of a registration shall be the same as  the
  annual  registration  fee, and, where a registration or renewal is for a
  period of more or less than  one  calendar  year,  the  annual  fees  as
  provided  in  this section shall be increased or reduced proportionately
  on a daily computation basis, except that where the annual  registration
  fee  for such vehicle would amount to ten dollars or less, the fee shall
  not be so prorated.
    c.   Notwithstanding   any   other  provision  of  this  article,  the
  commissioner shall issue registrations and renewals of registrations for
  motor vehicles for which a registration fee established in  paragraph  a
  of  subdivision six of this section is required to be paid and for motor
  vehicles having a  maximum  gross  weight  of  not  more  than  eighteen
  thousand  pounds  for  which a registration fee established in paragraph
  one of schedule B of subdivision seven of this section is required to be
  paid for a period of not less than two  years.  In  addition,  the  full
  amount of any other charges, taxes or fees which would be required to be
  paid   to,   or   collected  by,  the  commissioner  during  the  entire
  registration period  if  registrations  were  issued  for  twelve  month
  periods  shall  be  paid  to  the  commissioner  at  the  time  of  such
  registration  or  renewal  of  registration.  The   commissioner   shall
  promulgate  rules  and  regulations  for  the  issuance  of registration
  renewals  extended  as  required  in  this  paragraph.   However,   such
  regulations  may  provide that the initial issuance of extended renewals
  be accomplished  over  a  two  year  period.  The  commissioner  may  by
  regulation  exempt  from  the provisions of this paragraph registrations
  for motor vehicles issued in conjunction with any long-term registration
  program or registration reciprocity or proration  agreement  which  this
  state has established or to which this state is a party.
    5-a.  Denial  of  registration  or renewal. * a. (i) If at the time of
  application  for  a  registration  or  renewal  thereof   there   is   a
  certification  from  a  court,  parking  violations  bureau, traffic and
  parking violations agency  or  administrative  tribunal  of  appropriate
  jurisdiction  that the registrant or his or her representative failed to
  appear on the return date or any subsequent adjourned date or failed  to
  comply  with  the  rules  and  regulations of an administrative tribunal
  following entry of a final decision in response to a total of  three  or
  more  summonses  or  other  process  in  the aggregate, issued within an
  eighteen month period, charging either that: (i) such motor vehicle  was
  parked, stopped or standing, or that such motor vehicle was operated for
  hire  by  the registrant or his or her agent without being licensed as a
  motor vehicle for hire by the appropriate local authority, in  violation
  of  any of the provisions of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule
  or regulation made by a local authority;  or  (ii)  the  registrant  was
  liable  in  accordance  with  section  eleven  hundred eleven-a, section
  eleven hundred eleven-b or  section  eleven  hundred  eleven-d  of  this
  chapter  for  a  violation  of subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred
  eleven of this chapter; or (iii) the registrant was liable in accordance
  with section eleven hundred eleven-c of this chapter for a violation  of
  a  bus  lane  restriction  as  defined  in  such  section,  or  (iv) the
  registrant was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred eighty-b
  of this chapter for a violation of subdivision (c)  or  (d)  of  section
  eleven  hundred eighty of this chapter, or (v) the registrant was liable
  in accordance with section eleven hundred eighty-c of this chapter for a
  violation of subdivision (c) or (d) of section eleven hundred eighty  of
  this  chapter;  or  (vi)  the  registrant  was liable in accordance with
  section eleven hundred eleven-e of  this  chapter  for  a  violation  of
  subdivision  (d)  of  section eleven hundred eleven of this chapter, the
  commissioner or his or her agent shall deny the registration or  renewal
  application  until  the applicant provides proof from the court, traffic
  and parking violations agency or  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the
  charges are pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in the
  case  of an administrative tribunal that he or she has complied with the
  rules and regulations of  said  tribunal  following  entry  of  a  final
  decision.  Where  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the
  commissioner may, in his or  her  discretion,  deny  a  registration  or
  renewal  application  to  any  other person for the same vehicle and may
  deny  a  registration or renewal application for any other motor vehicle
  registered in the name of  the  applicant  where  the  commissioner  has
  determined  that such registrant's intent has been to evade the purposes
  of this subdivision and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to
  believe that such registration  or  renewal  will  have  the  effect  of
  defeating  the  purposes  of  this  subdivision.  Such denial shall only
  remain in effect as long as the summonses remain unanswered, or  in  the
  case  of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with
  the rules and regulations following entry of a final decision.
    (ii) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "motor vehicle  operated
  for  hire" shall mean and include a taxicab, livery, coach, limousine or
  tow truck.
    * NB Effective until December 1, 2019
    * a. If at the time of  application  for  a  registration  or  renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of   appropriate   jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his  or  her
  representative failed to appear on the return  date  or  any  subsequent
  adjourned  date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of an
  administrative tribunal following entry of a final decision in  response
  to a total of three or more summonses or other process in the aggregate,
  issued  within  an eighteen month period, charging either that: (i) such
  motor vehicle was parked,  stopped  or  standing,  or  that  such  motor
  vehicle  was  operated  for  hire  by the registrant or his or her agent
  without being licensed as a motor vehicle for hire  by  the  appropriate
  local  authority,  in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter
  or of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation made by a local  authority;
  or  (ii)  the  registrant  was  liable in accordance with section eleven
  hundred eleven-b of this chapter for a violation of subdivision  (d)  of
  section  eleven  hundred eleven of this chapter; or (iii) the registrant
  was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred  eleven-c  of  this
  chapter  for  a  violation  of a bus lane restriction as defined in such
  section; or (iv) the registrant was liable in  accordance  with  section
  eleven  hundred  eleven-d of this chapter for a violation of subdivision
  (d) of section  eleven  hundred  eleven  of  this  chapter  or  (v)  the
  registrant was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred eighty-b
  of this chapter for a violation of subdivision (b), (c), (d), (f) or (g)
  of  section eleven hundred eighty of this chapter; or (v) the registrant
  was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred  eighty-c  of  this
  chapter  for  a  violation  of  subdivision (b), (c), (d), (f) or (g) of
  section eleven hundred eighty of this chapter; or  (vi)  the  registrant
  was  liable  in  accordance with section eleven hundred eleven-e of this
  chapter for a violation of subdivision (d)  of  section  eleven  hundred
  eleven  of this chapter, the commissioner or his or her agent shall deny
  the registration or renewal application  until  the  applicant  provides
  proof  from the court or administrative tribunal wherein the charges are
  pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in the case of  an
  administrative  tribunal  that he or she has complied with the rules and
  regulations of said tribunal following entry of a final decision.  Where
  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,
  in  his or her discretion, deny a registration or renewal application to
  any other person for the same vehicle and may  deny  a  registration  or
  renewal  application  for any other motor vehicle registered in the name
  of the  applicant  where  the  commissioner  has  determined  that  such
  registrant's  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision
  and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe  that  such
  registration  or  renewal will have the effect of defeating the purposes
  of this subdivision. Such denial shall only remain in effect as long  as
  the  summonses  remain  unanswered,  or in the case of an administrative
  tribunal,  the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective and Expires December 1, 2019
    * a. If at the time of  application  for  a  registration  or  renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of   appropriate   jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his  or  her
  representative failed to appear on the return  date  or  any  subsequent
  adjourned  date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of an
  administrative tribunal following entry of a final decision in  response
  to  three  or more summonses or other process, issued within an eighteen
  month period, charging that: (i) such motor vehicle was parked,  stopped
  or  standing,  or  that  such motor vehicle was operated for hire by the
  registrant or his or her agent without being licensed as a motor vehicle
  for hire by the appropriate local authority, in violation of any of  the
  provisions  of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation
  made by a  local  authority;  or  (ii)  the  registrant  was  liable  in
  accordance  with  section  eleven hundred eleven-c of this chapter for a
  violation of a bus lane restriction as defined in such section; or (iii)
  the registrant was liable in  accordance  with  section  eleven  hundred
  eleven-d  of  this chapter for a violation of subdivision (d) of section
  eleven hundred eleven of this chapter; or (iv) the registrant was liable
  in accordance with section eleven hundred eighty-b of this chapter for a
  violation of subdivision (b), (c), (d), (f) or  (g)  of  section  eleven
  hundred  eighty  of  this  chapter,  or  the  registrant  was  liable in
  accordance with section eleven hundred eighty-c of this  chapter  for  a
  violation  of  subdivision  (b),  (c), (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven
  hundred eighty of this chapter; or (v)  the  registrant  was  liable  in
  accordance  with  section  eleven hundred eleven-e of this chapter for a
  violation of subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred  eleven  of  this
  chapter,   the   commissioner  or  his  or  her  agent  shall  deny  the
  registration or renewal application until the applicant  provides  proof
  from  the  court  or  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the charges are
  pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in the case of  an
  administrative  tribunal  that he or she has complied with the rules and
  regulations of said tribunal following entry of a final decision.  Where
  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,
  in  his or her discretion, deny a registration or renewal application to
  any other person for the same vehicle and may  deny  a  registration  or
  renewal  application  for any other motor vehicle registered in the name
  of the  applicant  where  the  commissioner  has  determined  that  such
  registrant's  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision
  and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe  that  such
  registration  or  renewal will have the effect of defeating the purposes
  of this subdivision. Such denial shall only remain in effect as long  as
  the  summonses  remain  unanswered,  or in the case of an administrative
  tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with the rules and  regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective December 1, 2019 until September 20, 2020
    * a.  If  at  the  time  of  application for a registration or renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his   or   her
  representative  failed  to  appear  on the return date or any subsequent
  adjourned date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of  an
  administrative  tribunal following entry of a final decision in response
  to three or more summonses or other process, issued within  an  eighteen
  month  period, charging that: (i) such motor vehicle was parked, stopped
  or standing, or that such motor vehicle was operated  for  hire  by  the
  registrant or his or her agent without being licensed as a motor vehicle
  for  hire by the appropriate local authority, in violation of any of the
  provisions of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or  regulation
  made  by  a  local  authority;  or  (ii)  the  registrant  was liable in
  accordance with section eleven hundred eleven-d of this  chapter  for  a
  violation  of  subdivision  (d) of section eleven hundred eleven of this
  chapter; or (iii) the registrant was liable in accordance  with  section
  eleven  hundred  eighty-b  of this chapter for violations of subdivision
  (b), (c), (d), (f) or (g) of  section  eleven  hundred  eighty  of  this
  chapter,  or the registrant was liable in accordance with section eleven
  hundred eighty-c of this chapter for violations of subdivision (b), (c),
  (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven hundred eighty  of  this  chapter;  or
  (iv) the registrant was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred
  eleven-e  of  this chapter for a violation of subdivision (d) of section
  eleven hundred eleven of this chapter, the commissioner or  his  or  her
  agent  shall  deny  the  registration  or  renewal application until the
  applicant provides proof  from  the  court  or  administrative  tribunal
  wherein  the  charges  are pending that an appearance or answer has been
  made or in the case of an administrative tribunal that he  has  complied
  with  the  rules  and  regulations of said tribunal following entry of a
  final decision. Where an application is denied pursuant to this section,
  the commissioner may, in his or her discretion, deny a  registration  or
  renewal  application  to  any  other person for the same vehicle and may
  deny a registration or renewal application for any other  motor  vehicle
  registered  in  the  name  of  the  applicant where the commissioner has
  determined that such registrant's intent has been to evade the  purposes
  of this subdivision and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to
  believe  that  such  registration  or  renewal  will  have the effect of
  defeating the purposes of  this  subdivision.  Such  denial  shall  only
  remain  in  effect as long as the summonses remain unanswered, or in the
  case of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply  with
  the rules and regulations following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective September 20, 2015 until August 30, 2018
    * a.  If  at  the  time  of  application for a registration or renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his   or   her
  representative  failed  to  appear  on the return date or any subsequent
  adjourned date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of  an
  administrative  tribunal following entry of a final decision in response
  to three or more summonses or other process, issued within  an  eighteen
  month  period,  charging  that such motor vehicle was parked, stopped or
  standing, or that such motor  vehicle  was  operated  for  hire  by  the
  registrant  or  his  agent without being licensed as a motor vehicle for
  hire by the appropriate local authority, in  violation  of  any  of  the
  provisions  of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation
  made by a local authority, or the registrant was  liable  in  accordance
  with  section  eleven hundred eighty-c of this chapter for violations of
  subdivision (b), (c), (d), (f) or (g) of section eleven  hundred  eighty
  of this chapter, or the registrant was liable in accordance with section
  eleven  hundred  eleven-d of this chapter for a violation of subdivision
  (d) of section eleven hundred eleven of this chapter, or the  registrant
  was  liable  in  accordance with section eleven hundred eleven-e of this
  chapter for a violation of subdivision (d)  of  section  eleven  hundred
  eleven  of this chapter, the commissioner or his or her agent shall deny
  the registration or renewal application  until  the  applicant  provides
  proof  from the court or administrative tribunal wherein the charges are
  pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in the case of  an
  administrative  tribunal  that he or she has complied with the rules and
  regulations of said tribunal following entry of a final decision.  Where
  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,
  in  his or her discretion, deny a registration or renewal application to
  any other person for the same vehicle and may  deny  a  registration  or
  renewal  application  for any other motor vehicle registered in the name
  of the  applicant  where  the  commissioner  has  determined  that  such
  registrant's  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision
  and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe  that  such
  registration  or  renewal will have the effect of defeating the purposes
  of this subdivision. Such denial shall only remain in effect as long  as
  the  summonses  remain  unanswered,  or in the case of an administrative
  tribunal, the registrant fails to comply with the rules and  regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective August 30, 2018 until July 25, 2018
    * a.  If  at  the  time  of  application for a registration or renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his   or   her
  representative  failed  to  appear  on the return date or any subsequent
  adjourned date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of  an
  administrative  tribunal following entry of a final decision in response
  to three or more summonses or other process, issued within  an  eighteen
  month  period,  charging  that such motor vehicle was parked, stopped or
  standing, or that such motor  vehicle  was  operated  for  hire  by  the
  registrant or his or her agent without being licensed as a motor vehicle
  for  hire by the appropriate local authority, in violation of any of the
  provisions of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or  regulation
  made  by  a  local authority, or the registrant was liable in accordance
  with section eleven hundred eleven-d of this chapter for a violation  of
  subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred eleven of this chapter, or the
  registrant was liable in accordance with section eleven hundred eleven-e
  of  this  chapter  for  a violation of subdivision (d) of section eleven
  hundred eleven of this chapter, the commissioner or  his  or  her  agent
  shall  deny  the registration or renewal application until the applicant
  provides proof from the court or  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the
  charges are pending that an appearance or answer has been made or in the
  case  of  an administrative tribunal that he has complied with the rules
  and regulations of said tribunal following entry of  a  final  decision.
  Where   an   application   is  denied  pursuant  to  this  section,  the
  commissioner may, in his or  her  discretion,  deny  a  registration  or
  renewal  application  to  any  other person for the same vehicle and may
  deny a registration or renewal application for any other  motor  vehicle
  registered  in  the  name  of  the  applicant where the commissioner has
  determined that such registrant's intent has been to evade the  purposes
  of this subdivision and where the commissioner has reasonable grounds to
  believe  that  such  registration  or  renewal  will  have the effect of
  defeating the purposes of  this  subdivision.  Such  denial  shall  only
  remain  in  effect as long as the summonses remain unanswered, or in the
  case of an administrative tribunal, the registrant fails to comply  with
  the rules and regulations following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective July 25, 2018 until August 21, 2019
    * a.  If  at  the  time  of  application for a registration or renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that  the  registrant  or  his   or   her
  representative  failed  to  appear  on the return date or any subsequent
  adjourned date or failed to comply with the rules and regulations of  an
  administrative  tribunal following entry of a final decision in response
  to three or more summonses or other process, issued within  an  eighteen
  month  period,  charging  that such motor vehicle was parked, stopped or
  standing, or that such motor  vehicle  was  operated  for  hire  by  the
  registrant or his or her agent without being licensed as a motor vehicle
  for  hire by the appropriate local authority, in violation of any of the
  provisions of this chapter or of any law, ordinance, rule or  regulation
  made  by  a  local authority, or the registrant was liable in accordance
  with section eleven hundred eleven-e of this chapter for a violation  of
  subdivision  (d)  of  section eleven hundred eleven of this chapter, the
  commissioner or his or her agent shall deny the registration or  renewal
  application  until  the  applicant  provides  proof  from  the  court or
  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the  charges  are  pending  that   an
  appearance  or  answer has been made or in the case of an administrative
  tribunal that he has complied with the rules  and  regulations  of  said
  tribunal  following  entry  of a final decision. Where an application is
  denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,  in  his  or  her
  discretion,  deny  a  registration  or  renewal application to any other
  person for the same vehicle and  may  deny  a  registration  or  renewal
  application  for  any  other motor vehicle registered in the name of the
  applicant where the commissioner has determined that  such  registrant's
  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision and where the
  commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or
  renewal  will  have  the  effect  of  defeating  the  purposes  of  this
  subdivision.  Such  denial  shall  only  remain in effect as long as the
  summonses remain  unanswered,  or  in  the  case  of  an  administrative
  tribunal,  the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective August 21, 2019 until September 12, 2020
    * a. If at the time of  application  for  a  registration  or  renewal
  thereof there is a certification from a court or administrative tribunal
  of  appropriate  jurisdiction  that the registrant or his representative
  failed to appear on the return date or any subsequent adjourned date  or
  failed  to  comply  with  the rules and regulations of an administrative
  tribunal following entry of a final decision in  response  to  three  or
  more summonses or other process, issued within an eighteen month period,
  charging  that  such  motor  vehicle was parked, stopped or standing, or
  that such motor vehicle was operated for hire by the registrant  or  his
  agent  without  being  licensed  as  a  motor  vehicle  for  hire by the
  appropriate local authority, in violation of any of  the  provisions  of
  this  chapter  or  of  any  law, ordinance, rule or regulation made by a
  local  authority,  the  commissioner  or  his  agent  shall   deny   the
  registration  or  renewal application until the applicant provides proof
  from the court  or  administrative  tribunal  wherein  the  charges  are
  pending  that an appearance or answer has been made or in the case of an
  administrative  tribunal  that  he  has  complied  with  the  rules  and
  regulations  of said tribunal following entry of a final decision. Where
  an application is denied pursuant to this section, the commissioner may,
  in his discretion, deny a registration or  renewal  application  to  any
  other person for the same vehicle and may deny a registration or renewal
  application  for  any  other motor vehicle registered in the name of the
  applicant where the commissioner has determined that  such  registrant's
  intent  has been to evade the purposes of this subdivision and where the
  commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or
  renewal  will  have  the  effect  of  defeating  the  purposes  of  this
  subdivision.  Such  denial  shall  only  remain in effect as long as the
  summonses remain  unanswered,  or  in  the  case  of  an  administrative
  tribunal,  the registrant fails to comply with the rules and regulations
  following entry of a final decision.
    * NB Effective September 12, 2020
    b.  If  at the time of application by any person for a registration or
  renewal thereof there is a certification from a court or  an  agency  or
  administrative  tribunal  with regulatory or adjudicatory authority over
  van services or other such common carriers of  passengers  in  any  city
  with  a  population  of over one million pursuant to subdivision five of
  section eighty of the transportation law that  there  remains  unpaid  a
  penalty  imposed  by  such  agency  or  administrative tribunal or court
  following entry of a decision or order, including a decision or order in
  a proceeding in which there has been a failure  to  appear  or  pay,  in
  response  to  a  notice  of  violation,  summons or other process issued
  charging that the vehicle was operated as a van service  or  other  such
  common carrier of passengers without the operating authority required by
  such  local  law  or  ordinance,  the commissioner or the commissioner's
  agent shall impose a vehicle identification number block  and  deny  the
  registration  or  renewal application until the applicant provides proof
  from the court or agency or other administrative  tribunal  wherein  the
  charges  were adjudicated that such penalty has been paid in full or the
  violation has been corrected to its satisfaction. Where  an  application
  is  denied  pursuant  to  this  paragraph,  the commissioner may, in the
  commissioner's discretion, deny a registration  or  renewal  application
  for  any  other  motor  vehicle  registered in the name of the applicant
  where the commissioner has determined that such registrant's intent  has
  been  to evade the purposes of this paragraph and where the commissioner
  has reasonable grounds to believe that such registration or renewal will
  have the effect of  defeating  the  purposes  of  this  paragraph.  Such
  vehicle  identification  number  block  and  denial shall only remain in
  effect until the penalty has been paid in full or the violation has been
  corrected  to  the  satisfaction  of   the   court,   city   agency   or
  administrative tribunal.
    c.  The  commissioner may promulgate such regulations as are necessary
  to effectuate the provisions of this subdivision,  including  provisions
  for the recovery of the administrative costs of the program incurred for
  each  municipality.  The  commissioner may, in his discretion, refuse to
  process a certification received from a court or administrative tribunal
  in any municipality which has failed to comply with  the  provisions  of
  section  five hundred fourteen of this chapter or which does not have an
  effective program for enforcing suspension and revocation orders  issued
  by the department.
    6.  Registration  fees.    a.  The following fees shall be paid to the
  commissioner, or agent, upon the registration  or  reregistration  of  a
  motor  vehicle,  including a suburban, in accordance with the provisions
  of this article:
    If such motor vehicle,  fully  equipped,  weighs  thirty-five  hundred
  pounds  or  less,  eighty-one cents for each one hundred pounds or major
  fraction thereof; if such motor vehicle,  fully  equipped,  weighs  more
  than  thirty-five  hundred pounds, eighty-one cents for each one hundred
  pounds up to thirty-five hundred pounds, and one dollar  and  twenty-one
  cents  for  each hundred pounds, or major fraction thereof, in excess of
  thirty-five hundred pounds; provided, however, that the total  fees  for
  the  registration  or  reregistration  of  any  passenger  motor vehicle
  propelled by electricity shall be sixteen dollars and eighteen cents, of
  a six, eight, or twelve cylinder motor vehicle  not  less  than  sixteen
  dollars and eighteen cents, and of any other motor vehicle not less than
  twelve  dollars  and  ninety-five  cents;  and provided further that for
  motor vehicles described in subdivision seven of this section,  the  fee
  for  such registration shall be as therein prescribed. Provided further,
  however, that the maximum registration fee under  this  paragraph  shall
  not  exceed  seventy  dollars and eight cents per registration year. For
  the purposes of this section a "suburban" shall be a motor vehicle  with
  a  convertible  or  interchangeable body or with removable seats, usable
  for  both passenger and delivery purposes, and including motor vehicles,
  commonly known as station or depot wagons. The manufacturer's weight  of
  motor  vehicle  shall  be  accepted  as  the  weight  for the purpose of
  registration under this paragraph.
    b. The provisions of this article  with  respect  to  the  payment  of
  registration  fees  shall  not  apply  to ambulances used exclusively to
  carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business  of
  carrying  or transporting sick or injured persons for hire or profit, or
  to motor vehicles which are especially constructed and equipped to carry
  lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and  operated
  for  that  purpose  by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the
  purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned  or
  controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district,
  or  fire  district or any of the departments thereof or county extension
  service association or public  improvement  district  formed  under  and
  pursuant  to  provisions  of  the  town law, or sanitary district formed
  pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of  the  laws
  of  nineteen  hundred  twenty-eight,  as  amended,  or soil conservation
  districts formed pursuant to the provisions  of  the  soil  conservation
  districts  law,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned  by professional foreign
  consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls,  who  are  nationals  of  the
  state  appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the
  state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers
  of equal rank who are citizens of the United  States  and  who  exercise
  their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country,
  are  granted  reciprocal  exemption,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned and
  operated by the American Red Cross,  but  in  other  respects  shall  be
  applicable.
    b-1.  The  provisions  of  this article with respect to the payment of
  registration fees shall not apply to (i) fire vehicles,  as  defined  in
  section  one hundred fifteen-a of this chapter, owned or controlled by a
  fire company, as defined in section three of the volunteer firefighters'
  benefit law, or to (ii) emergency ambulance service vehicles, as defined
  in section one hundred fifteen-c of this chapter, owned or controlled by
  an ambulance company, as defined  in  section  three  of  the  volunteer
  ambulance  workers'  benefit  law.  Upon the filing of an application in
  such form and detail as the commissioner may prescribe, the commissioner
  shall issue plates for such vehicles in the same manner as plates issued
  to vehicles owned or controlled by fire districts pursuant to  paragraph
  b of this subdivision.
    c.  The  provisions of this subdivision with respect to the payment of
  registration fees shall not apply to a passenger or suburban type  motor
  vehicle  or  the  provisions  of  subdivision seven of this section with
  respect to the payment of registration fees shall additionally not apply
  to any auto truck or light delivery car having a maximum gross weight of
  less than sixty-five  hundred  pounds  which  is  used  exclusively  for
  passengers  and owned by any disabled veteran of the armed forces of the
  United States who has obtained such motor vehicle under and pursuant  to
  the   provisions   of   public   law  number  six  hundred  sixty-three,
  seventy-ninth  congress,   and   public   law   number   seven   hundred
  ninety-eight,  eighty-first  congress  and public law number one hundred
  eighty-seven, eighty-second congress or  any  comparable  motor  vehicle
  which is bought or acquired to replace such original motor vehicle owned
  by such disabled veteran.
    d. (i) In addition to the other fees provided for in this section, the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle   or   the  renewal  thereof,  collect  the  tax  authorized  by
  subdivision (g) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, if a  city
  of  one  million  or more, pursuant to subdivision (h) of section twelve
  hundred one of such law, enacts a local law providing for the collection
  of such tax by the commissioner and enters into the  required  agreement
  relating thereto.
    (ii)  In  addition to the other fees provided for in this section, the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle or the renewal thereof, collect the tax of the  type  authorized
  under subdivision (e) of section twelve hundred one of the tax law, if a
  county,  pursuant  to subdivision (c), (e), (f) or (g) of section twelve
  hundred two of such law, enacts a local  law,  ordinance  or  resolution
  providing  for the collection of such tax by the commissioner and enters
  into the required agreement relating thereto.
    e. A. In addition to any other fee for  registration  required  to  be
  paid  pursuant to this article, the commissioner may require the payment
  of an annual service charge of six dollars and  twenty-five  cents  upon
  the  issuance  of  a  radio  operator  number  plate  which  he,  in his
  discretion, is hereby authorized to do as provided  by  this  paragraph.
  Notwithstanding   any   inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees  set  forth  in  this
  paragraph  in effect on and after September first, two thousand nine and
  the registration fees set forth in this paragraph  in  effect  prior  to
  such  date shall be deposited to the credit of the dedicated highway and
  bridge trust fund.
    B. A number plate issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be issued in
  the same manner as other number  plates  are  issued  pursuant  to  this
  article to persons making application therefor. Such plate shall contain
  not  more  than eight letters, numerals or any combination thereof which
  are the permanent radio  call  letters  assigned  to  an  amateur  radio
  operator  by  the  federal  communications commission. The provisions of
  this paragraph shall not apply to any number plate  reserved  or  issued
  pursuant to any other provision of this article.
    g.  In  addition  to  the other fees provided for in this section, the
  commissioner shall, upon the application for the registration of a motor
  vehicle or the renewal thereof, collect any tax imposed pursuant to  the
  authority  of  chapter  one  thousand thirty-two of the laws of nineteen
  hundred sixty, if  the  city  imposing  such  tax  enacts  a  local  law
  providing  for the collection of such tax by the commissioner and enters
  into the required agreement relating thereto.
    7. Registration fees  for  auto  trucks,  tractors,  buses,  taxicabs,
  livery  and  certain  other  motor vehicles. The registration fees to be
  paid upon the registration or reregistration,  in  accordance  with  the
  provisions  of  this article, of buses, of motor vehicles constructed or
  specially  equipped  for  the  transportation  of   goods,   wares   and
  merchandise,  commonly  known  as auto trucks or light delivery cars, of
  taxicabs, livery and of certain other motor  vehicles  specified  herein
  are hereby established as follows:
    A. Schedule for buses.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of five
  passengers  or less, and meeting the requirements of subdivisions twenty
  and twenty-one, notwithstanding the capacity limitation  of  subdivision
  twenty-one,  of  section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter, the
  annual fee of twenty-one dollars and fifty-six cents.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of  not
  less  than  six  passengers, nor more than seven passengers, and meeting
  the requirements of subdivisions twenty and twenty-one,  notwithstanding
  the  capacity  limitation  of  subdivision  twenty-one, of section three
  hundred seventy-five of this chapter,  the  annual  fee  of  thirty-five
  dollars and twenty-three cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than eight passengers, nor more than ten  passengers,  and  meeting
  the  requirements of subdivisions twenty and twenty-one, notwithstanding
  the capacity limitation of  subdivision  twenty-one,  of  section  three
  hundred  seventy-five  of  this  chapter,  the annual fee of forty-three
  dollars and eighty-five cents.
    For each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of  not
  less  than  eleven  passengers,  nor  more than fourteen passengers, and
  meeting  the  requirements  of  subdivisions  twenty   and   twenty-one,
  notwithstanding  the  capacity  limitation of subdivision twenty-one, of
  section three hundred seventy-five of this chapter, the  annual  fee  of
  sixty-one dollars and eighty-one cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than fifteen passengers,  nor  more  than  twenty  passengers,  the
  annual fee of seventy-four dollars and seventy-five cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than twenty-one passengers, nor more  than  twenty-two  passengers,
  the annual fee of seventy-nine dollars and six cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than twenty-three passengers, nor more than twenty-six  passengers,
  the annual fee of eighty-eight dollars and forty-one cents.
    For  each such vehicle having a seating capacity for passengers of not
  less than twenty-seven passengers, nor more than thirty passengers,  the
  annual fee of ninety-seven dollars and four cents.
    For  each  such  vehicle  having  a seating capacity for passengers in
  excess of thirty passengers, the fee of ninety-seven  dollars  and  four
  cents,  and the additional fee of two dollars and eighty-eight cents for
  each passenger (measured  by  seating  capacity)  in  excess  of  thirty
  passengers.
    For  the  purposes  of  this  schedule, the term "seating capacity for
  passengers" shall exclude the driver.
    The words "seating capacity for passengers", as used in this  section,
  shall  mean  seating  capacity  for  adults. The commissioner shall have
  authority  to  determine,  for  registration  purposes,  the  manner  of
  computing the seating capacity of any vehicle.
    Provided,  however,  that  in  the  case of a bus operated entirely by
  electricity not generated by an engine contained therein the fees to  be
  paid  upon  registration  or  reregistration  thereof shall be fifty per
  centum in excess of the foregoing rates.
    The foregoing schedules shall not apply to omnibuses operated pursuant
  to a franchise or franchises over streets designated in  said  franchise
  or franchises wholly within a city or cities, provided the holder of the
  franchise  or  franchises  pays  for  the same a percentage of its gross
  earnings or gross receipts and for any such omnibus, without  regard  to
  the  seating  capacity;  nor  shall  the  foregoing  schedules  apply to
  omnibuses operated pursuant to a certificate of public  convenience  and
  necessity  granted  under  the  transportation  law  and  based upon the
  consent of the local authorities of any city,  town  or  village,  other
  than  in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, as required by
  the transportation corporations law or, in the county of  Nassau,  based
  upon  the  consent  of the board of supervisors of such county or of any
  city or village therein, or of both such county and any city or  village
  therein  or,  in the counties of Suffolk and Westchester, based upon the
  consent of the county board of legislators of such counties, as required
  by chapter eight hundred seventy-nine of the laws  of  nineteen  hundred
  thirty-six,  provided the holder of such local consent pays for the same
  an annual fee to any such county, city, town or  village,  and  for  any
  such  omnibus,  without  regard  to the seating capacity, the annual fee
  shall be twelve dollars and fifty cents. The foregoing  schedules  shall
  not  apply  to  trackless  trolleys,  but  if  such omnibus shall not be
  operated  in  local  transit  service  pursuant  to  a  certificate   of
  convenience  and  necessity issued by the commissioner of transportation
  the foregoing schedule of fees shall apply.
    B. Schedule for tractors, auto trucks and light delivery cars.
    1. For each auto truck or light delivery car, the annual fee of  three
  dollars  and  sixty  cents  for  each  five hundred pounds maximum gross
  weight or fraction thereof, except that the annual fee  for  such  motor
  vehicle  operated  entirely  by  electricity  not generated by an engine
  contained therein shall be five dollars and thirty-nine cents  for  each
  five  hundred  pounds  maximum  gross weight or fraction thereof, but in
  computing the weight of such an electric vehicle the weight of  electric
  batteries shall be excluded and except also that the annual fee for each
  auto  truck having a maximum gross weight in excess of eighteen thousand
  pounds used exclusively in the transportation  of  household  goods  (as
  defined  by  the  commissioner  of  transportation  of this state or the
  interstate commerce commission) by a  carrier  under  authority  of  the
  commissioner  of  transportation  of  this  state  or  of the interstate
  commerce commission shall be nine dollars and  seventy  cents  for  each
  five  hundred  pounds maximum gross weight or fraction thereof. Provided
  however, that no motor vehicle registered pursuant to this paragraph may
  be charged a registration fee in excess of  that  charged  for  a  motor
  vehicle  registered  with  a  maximum  gross  weight  of eighty thousand
  pounds.
    2. For each tractor of any weight the annual fee  of  one  dollar  and
  fifty-one  cents for each one hundred pounds, or major fraction thereof,
  of maximum gross weight, except that the annual fee for each tractor  of
  any weight used exclusively in the transportation of household goods (as
  defined  by  the  commissioner  of  transportation  of this state or the
  interstate commerce commission) by a  carrier  under  authority  of  the
  commissioner  of  transportation  of  this  state  or  of the interstate
  commerce commission shall be two dollars and sixteen cents for each  one
  hundred  pounds,  or  major  fraction  thereof, of maximum gross weight.
  Provided however, that no motor  vehicle  registered  pursuant  to  this
  paragraph  may  be  charged a registration fee in excess of that charged
  for a motor vehicle registered with a maximum  gross  weight  of  eighty
  thousand pounds.
    3.  For  the purpose of this schedule, maximum gross weight of an auto
  truck or light delivery car shall mean the weight of the  motor  vehicle
  plus  the weight of the maximum load to be carried by such motor vehicle
  during the registration period.  For  the  purposes  of  this  schedule,
  maximum  gross  weight  of a tractor shall be the weight of the tractor,
  plus the unladen weight of  any  semitrailer  drawn  thereby,  plus  the
  weight  of  the  maximum  load  to  be carried on the tractor and on any
  semitrailer drawn by such tractor during the  registration  period,  but
  shall  not  include  the  weight  or  load of a semitrailer, used with a
  device for converting it to a trailer, when being  drawn  by  a  tractor
  semitrailer  combination  on  the  New  York  state thruway as part of a
  double tandem combination. The weight of  the  motor  vehicle  and  such
  maximum  load  as  stated  on  the application for registration shall be
  subject to audit and approval by the commissioner of motor vehicles.
    C. Schedule for taxicabs and livery. For each taxicab or livery having
  a seating capacity for passengers, excluding the driver, of five persons
  or less, the annual fee of thirty-one dollars and sixty-three cents. For
  each such vehicle having a seating capacity  for  passengers,  excluding
  the  driver,  of not less than six persons, nor more than seven persons,
  the  annual  fee  of  fifty-one dollars and seventy-five cents. For each
  such vehicle having a seating capacity  for  passengers,  excluding  the
  driver,  of  at  least eight persons, but not more than ten persons, the
  annual fee of sixty-four dollars and sixty-nine  cents.  For  each  such
  vehicle  having a seating capacity for passengers, excluding the driver,
  of at least eleven persons, but not  more  than  fourteen  persons,  the
  annual  fee  of  ninety-two dollars. Any registration issued pursuant to
  this schedule shall be revoked upon receipt by  the  commissioner  of  a
  notice of revocation of any license or permit necessary for the issuance
  of  such registration from the local authority which issued such license
  or permit, or upon receipt of evidence  by  the  commissioner  that  the
  registrant  has been convicted of a violation of any local law requiring
  the issuance of a license or permit  in  order  to  engage  in  for-hire
  operation. Provided, however, that upon surrender to the commissioner of
  any  such revoked registration and number plates and upon payment of the
  proper registration fee, a registration may be issued  for  the  vehicle
  for  which such registration has been revoked pursuant to the provisions
  of subdivision six of this section.
    D. Schedule for hearses, and certain ambulances. 1. For  each  hearse,
  the  annual fee of one dollar and twenty-four cents for each one hundred
  pounds, or major fraction thereof, of unladen weight.
    2. For each ambulance used in the business of carrying or transporting
  sick or injured persons for hire or profit, the annual fee of one dollar
  and twenty-four cents for each one  hundred  pounds  or  major  fraction
  thereof, of unladen weight.
    E.  Schedule  for agricultural trucks. 1. For each agricultural truck,
  the annual fee of two dollars and fifty-one cents for each five  hundred
  pounds maximum gross weight, or fraction thereof.
    2.  For the purposes of this schedule an "agricultural truck" shall be
  a truck owned by a person engaged in production  by  means  of  (a)  the
  planting, cultivation and harvesting of agricultural, vegetable and food
  products  of  the  soil,  including  horticultural  specialties  such as
  nursery stock, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees and flowers, (b)  the
  raising,  feeding  and care of live stock, bees and poultry or (c) dairy
  farming.  Such  agricultural  truck  shall  be   used   only   for   the
  transportation  of his own agricultural or dairy commodities or supplies
  or for personal passenger use, or  use  in  conjunction  with  lumbering
  operations  connected  with  but  only  incidental to the operation of a
  farm.
    3. A motor vehicle, registered as an "agricultural truck"  under  this
  schedule, shall be operated on the public highways only for the purposes
  set forth in paragraph two hereof.
    4. An agricultural truck may be registered or reregistered for periods
  of  less  than one calendar year upon application forms furnished by the
  commissioner for such purpose, and the annual fees as provided  in  this
  schedule  shall  be  reduced  proportionately  on  a monthly computation
  basis.
    F. Schedule for certain motor vehicles.  (a)  For  each  road  roller,
  tractor  crane,  truck  crane, power shovel, road building machine, snow
  plow, road sweeper, sand spreader, well  driller,  well  servicing  rig,
  feed processing machine, mobile car crusher (whether self-propelled or a
  combination used exclusively as one unit), earth mover, which shall mean
  a  motor-driven  vehicle  in excess of eight feet in width equipped with
  pneumatic tires designed and  constructed  for  moving  or  transporting
  earth and rock in connection with excavation and grading work, and truck
  with  small wheels used in a factory, warehouse or railroad station, for
  each spreader or sprayer (generally meaning an agricultural vehicle used
  to spread or spray  agricultural  chemicals,  agricultural  lime  and/or
  agricultural  fertilizers)  and fire vehicles, an annual fee of fourteen
  dollars and thirty-eight cents; provided, however, that  the  provisions
  of  paragraph  b  of  subdivision  six  of  this section relating to the
  exemption of certain motor vehicles from  the  payment  of  registration
  fees  thereon  shall  apply  to  the  motor  vehicles  specified in this
  schedule. A tractor-trailer combination designed  and  used  as  a  unit
  exclusively  for  the same purpose as a vehicle specifically included in
  this schedule shall be considered as a single vehicle and registered  as
  a motor vehicle under this schedule rather than as a tractor and trailer
  separately.
  (b) As  used in this schedule, the term "snow plow" shall not include
  farm type tractors used exclusively for agricultural  purposes,  or  for
  snow  plowing  other  than  for  hire, as defined in section one hundred
  twenty-five of this chapter, when used for  plowing  or  removing  snow,
  provided such plowing or snow removal is not done for hire.
    No  person  shall  operate or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be
  operated or moved on any public highway in this state  any  auto  truck,
  agricultural  truck  or  light  delivery  car, registered in this state,
  having a combined weight of vehicle and load in excess  of  the  maximum
  gross  weight  for  such  vehicle  as  stated  on  the  application  for
  registration. Such maximum gross weight cannot be more than  the  weight
  permitted under section three hundred eighty-five of this chapter or the
  weight  permitted  by  the  rules  or  regulations  of the department of
  transportation of any city not wholly  included  within  one  county  or
  under  permits  that  may  be  issued pursuant to such section, rules or
  regulations whichever is the least restrictive.
    G. Schedule for historical motor  vehicles.  For  each  motor  vehicle
  which  is  owned and operated as an exhibition piece or collectors item,
  and is used  for  participation  in  club  activities,  exhibit,  tours,
  parades,  occasional  transportation  and similar uses, but not used for
  general daily transportation, an annual fee of twenty-eight dollars  and
  seventy-five  cents.  For purposes of this paragraph, a historical motor
  vehicle shall mean any vehicle manufactured more than twenty-five  years
  prior  to  the current calendar year, and any other model, year and type
  vehicle which has unique characteristics and which is determined by  the
  commissioner   to   be  of  historical,  classic  or  exhibition  value.
  Registration plates for such vehicles shall be  of  a  type  and  design
  approved  by  the  commissioner,  but  shall be of a distinctive nature.
  Except that, with the approval of the commissioner, an owner of any such
  vehicle may utilize registration plates issued in the year corresponding
  to the model year date in which the vehicle  was  manufactured,  if  the
  registration  plate is legible, durable, and serviceable, of this state,
  and accurate in color, as determined by the department. Nothing in  this
  paragraph  shall  be  construed to prohibit the use of previously issued
  registration plates that have  been  restored,  without  deviation  from
  their  original  alphanumeric or pictorial content, to such condition as
  otherwise satisfies all applicable requirements. Such  plates  shall  be
  used  only  for  the  operation  of  the  motor  vehicle  listed  on the
  registration application and on other motor vehicles which would qualify
  for registration under this schedule owned by  persons  other  than  the
  registrant  for  the purpose of test driving by the registrant or his or
  her agent in anticipation of possible  purchase.  No  such  registration
  will  be  issued  unless  evidence  of  financial  security,  in  a form
  prescribed by the commissioner, is submitted which provides coverage for
  the motor  vehicle  listed  on  the  registration  application  and  for
  non-owned motor vehicles being operated with such plates.
    H.  Schedule for tow trucks. For each tow truck registered pursuant to
  section four hundred one-b of  this  article,  the  annual  fee  of  two
  dollars  and  eighty-eight  cents  for  each five hundred pounds maximum
  gross weight or fraction thereof. For the purposes of this schedule, the
  maximum gross weight of a tow truck shall  include  the  weight  of  any
  vehicle transported wholly upon the tow truck, but shall not include the
  weight  of  any vehicle transported partly upon the tow truck and partly
  on its own wheels or a dolly.
    I. Schedule for leased and rental vehicles. 1. The annual fee for each
  leased vehicle and for each rental vehicle, other than a motorcycle or a
  rental vehicle of the passenger vehicle or suburban type, shall  be  the
  annual  fee  which  would  be required to be paid for such vehicle if it
  were not a leased or rental vehicle.
    2. For each rental vehicle of the passenger or suburban type having  a
  seating  capacity  for passengers, including the driver, of five persons
  or less, the annual fee of fifty-three dollars and nineteen  cents.  For
  each  such  vehicle  having a seating capacity for passengers, including
  the driver, of not less than six persons, nor more than  seven  persons,
  the  annual fee of seventy-four dollars and seventy-five cents. For each
  such vehicle having a seating capacity  for  passengers,  including  the
  driver,  of  at  least eight persons, but not more than ten persons, the
  annual fee of eighty-six dollars and twenty-five cents.  For  each  such
  vehicle  having a seating capacity for passengers, including the driver,
  of at least eleven persons, but  not  more  than  fifteen  persons,  the
  annual fee of one hundred thirteen dollars and fifty-six cents.
    J.  Schedule  for  vanpool  vehicles.  The annual fee for each vanpool
  vehicle shall be the annual fee which would be required to be  paid  for
  such  vehicle  if  it  were  not  used  for  the  purpose of vanpooling.
  Registration plates for such vehicles shall be  of  a  type  and  design
  approved  by the commissioner, and shall include the word VANPOOL on the
  face of the registration plate.  Such  plate  shall  be  issued  at  the
  request  of the registrant upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner,
  that the vehicle is to be used for the purpose of vanpooling.
    K. Schedule for heavy duty vehicles: Notwithstanding any  inconsistent
  provision  of  this  section,  the  registration  fee  for  any  vehicle
  described in this paragraph shall  be  increased  by  up  to  three  and
  twenty-five one hundredths percent of such registration fee in effect on
  September  first,  two  thousand  nine,  to fund the direct and indirect
  costs of the development and implementation of a  heavy  duty  emissions
  inspection  program  pursuant  to  section  19-0320 of the environmental
  conservation law, including planning,  development  of  regulations  and
  guidance,   state   implementation  plan  development,  personnel  costs
  attributable  to  the  program,  and  enforcement  costs.  Such  fee  is
  authorized  to  be  collected,  commencing  June first, nineteen hundred
  ninety-nine, at the time of registration of any vehicle required  to  be
  registered  in  New  York  having a gross vehicle weight of greater than
  eight thousand five hundred pounds and powered by  diesel  fuels  except
  for  those  vehicles defined in section one hundred one of this chapter,
  subparagraph two of paragraph E and subparagraph (a) of paragraph  F  of
  this subdivision, and vehicles specified in subdivision thirteen of this
  section,  and  farm  type  tractors  and  all terrain type vehicles used
  exclusively for agricultural or mowing purposes, or  for  snow  plowing,
  other  than  for hire, farm equipment, including self-propelled machines
  used exclusively in growing, harvesting or handling  farm  produce,  and
  self-propelled   caterpillar   or  crawler-type  equipment  while  being
  operated on the contract site, and timber harvesting equipment  such  as
  harvesters,   wood   chippers,   forwarders,  log  skidders,  and  other
  processing equipment used exclusively off highway for timber  harvesting
  and  logging  purposes.  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of  law to the
  contrary,  any  fee amount collected pursuant to this paragraph shall be
  deposited in the clean air fund, to the  credit  of  the  mobile  source
  account, in accordance with the provisions of section ninety-seven-oo of
  the  state  finance  law.  Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of
  this section, the difference  collected  between  the  increase  of  the
  percentage of the registration fees set forth in this schedule in effect
  on  and  after  September first, two thousand nine and the percentage of
  the registration fees set forth in this schedule in effect prior to such
  date shall be deposited to the  credit  of  the  dedicated  highway  and
  bridge trust fund.
    L.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph K of this subdivision,
  no fee shall be charged upon the registration of any vehicle exempt from
  the payment of registration fees under paragraph b of subdivision six of
  this section.
    8. Registration fees for trailers. a. The provisions of  this  chapter
  in  relation  to  registration  books  and registration, certificates of
  registration, number  plates,  duplicates  of  certificates  and  number
  plates,  times  of  registration  and  reregistration  and  the duration
  thereof, for motor vehicles, shall apply also to trailers. The following
  fees shall be paid upon the registration or reregistration of a trailer,
  other than a coach or house trailer or a semitrailer, in accordance with
  the provisions of this article: The  annual  fee  of  five  dollars  and
  thirty-nine  cents  for  each five hundred pounds or fraction thereof of
  maximum gross weight but in no case shall the annual fee  be  less  than
  fourteen  dollars  and  thirty-eight  cents. The following fees shall be
  paid upon the registration or reregistration of a coach or house trailer
  in accordance with the provisions of this article: The annual fee of one
  dollar and seventy-three cents for each  one  hundred  pounds  or  major
  fraction  thereof  of unladen weight but in no case shall the annual fee
  be less than twenty-one dollars and  fifty-seven  cents.  The  following
  fees  shall  be  paid  upon  the  registration  or  reregistration  of a
  semitrailer in accordance with provisions of this  article:  The  annual
  fee  of  twenty-eight  dollars and seventy-five cents. However, upon the
  request  of  the  applicant  upon  the  registration  or  renewal  of  a
  registration  of  a  nineteen  hundred  eighty-nine  or later model year
  semitrailer, such semitrailer may be registered for a period of not less
  than five and one-half nor more than six and one-half years for a fee of
  eighty-six dollars and twenty-five cents. A semitrailer, used  with  any
  device  for  converting it to a trailer, other than one being drawn by a
  tractor semitrailer combination as part of a double tandem  combination,
  shall be registered as a trailer.
    For  the  purposes of this paragraph, the unladen weight of a coach or
  house trailer shall include the  weight  of  any  equipment  permanently
  attached  to or installed in such trailer. Notwithstanding the foregoing
  provisions and pursuant to regulations and limitations to be established
  by the commissioner and upon payment of a fee of two dollars and  thirty
  cents  therefor  a  temporary permit to move a coach or house trailer on
  the public highways from one site to another  shall  be  issued  to  the
  owner  thereof upon application therefor. Such application shall be made
  in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
    b. For the purposes of this subdivision, as applied to a trailer other
  than a coach or house trailer or a  semitrailer,  maximum  gross  weight
  shall mean the weight of the trailer plus the weight of the maximum load
  to be carried by such trailer during the registration period. The weight
  of  the  trailer  and such maximum load as stated on the application for
  registration shall be subject to audit and approval by the  commissioner
  of motor vehicles.
      c. No person shall operate or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be
  operated or moved on any public highway of this state any combination of
  a tractor registered in this state and a semitrailer having  a  combined
  weight of vehicles and load in excess of the maximum gross weight of the
  tractor  as  stated on the application for registration of such vehicle.
  Such maximum gross weight cannot be more than the weight permitted under
  section  three  hundred  eighty-five  of  this  chapter  or  the  weight
  permitted   by   the   rules   or   regulations  of  the  department  of
  transportation  of  any  city  not  wholly included within one county or
  under permits that may be issued pursuant  to  such  section,  rules  or
  regulations whichever is the least restrictive.
    d. No person shall operate or move, or cause or knowingly permit to be
  operated or moved on any public highway of this state any trailer, other
  than  a  coach  or  house  trailer  or a semitrailer, registered in this
  state, having a combined weight of vehicle and load  in  excess  of  the
  maximum  gross  weight  of such trailer as stated on the application for
  registration of such vehicle.
    9. Correction of registration. a. Where  a  motor  vehicle  registered
  under  this  article requires registration in another class because of a
  change in its form or use, an application for the  correct  registration
  may  be granted upon the surrendering of the certificate of registration
  and number plates and the payment of a fee of one dollar, together  with
  the excess, if any, of the fee for the correct registration over the fee
  for  the  registration  in the class in which the vehicle is registered,
  both fees to be  computed  as  of  the  date  of  granting  the  correct
  registration;  provided,  however,  that if the vehicle has already been
  registered in more than one class during the year, the  class  requiring
  the  highest  fee  shall  be  taken  as  the  basis  in  determining the
  additional fee, if any, to be paid instead of the  class  in  which  the
  vehicle is registered at the time of the application.
    b.  Where  a  vehicle  registered under the provisions of subdivisions
  seven or eight of this section on the  basis  of  maximum  gross  weight
  requires  a  corrected  registration  because of a load in excess of the
  maximum load as certified in the application for  registration,  or  the
  registrant  desires  to  register  the  vehicle at a lower gross maximum
  weight, an application shall be made for correct registration. Upon  the
  surrendering of the certificate of registration and the payment of a fee
  of  two  dollars  together  with  the  balance of the annual fee for the
  correct  registration  over  the  fee  as  previously  registered,  such
  corrected  registration  may be issued. No return of any part of the fee
  paid for the previous registration shall be made in case of a  reduction
  of  maximum  gross  weight  certified in the application for a corrected
  registration.
    9-a. Whenever a registration fee prescribed in subdivision six,  seven
  or eight of this section shall amount to a fee other than a whole dollar
  amount,  the  fee  required  to  be paid shall be rounded to the nearest
  twenty-five cents.
    10. Fees in lieu of taxes.  The  registration  fees  imposed  by  this
  article  upon  motor  vehicles,  other  than  those of manufacturers and
  dealers, shall be in lieu of all taxes, general or local, to which motor
  vehicles may be subject.
    11. A motor vehicle, which does not fall within the definition of  the
  term  bus, used to transport pupils, or pupils and teachers, to and from
  school and not otherwise used to transport passengers for hire shall not
  be registered as a taxicab or livery because of such use.
    12. Registration fee for "forty and eight trains." Notwithstanding any
  of the provisions of this chapter, the annual  registration  fee  for  a
  motor  vehicle,  commonly  described as a boxcar and/or locomotive, duck
  and tank and used only by La Societe des 40  Hommes  et  8  Chevaux  for
  civic  demonstrations, convention purposes or social welfare work, shall
  be five dollars.
    12-a. Permanent fleet registration. The commissioner may provide for a
  system of extended registration for  vehicles  a  registrant  wishes  to
  register  as  a  fleet.  The  fee  required for the registration of each
  vehicle registered in such system shall be the same fee which  would  be
  required if the vehicle was otherwise registered under this section plus
  an  additional  two  dollar  administrative  fee.  The  commissioner may
  establish the minimum number of vehicles required to be registered as  a
  fleet,  the  types  of  vehicles which may be registered in a fleet, the
  term of validity of any  such  registration,  qualifications  for  fleet
  registrants and, notwithstanding any other provisions of this article to
  the  contrary, procedures for registration in a fleet, times and methods
  of payment of required fees and the display and/or surrender  of  number
  plates   and   tags   or  other  evidence  of  fleet  registration.  The
  commissioner may prescribe  rules  and  regulations  to  carry  out  the
  provisions of this subdivision.
    13. Registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers operated
  upon  public  highways connecting portions of a farm or farms, municipal
  sanitary landfills  and  licensed  motor  vehicle  repair  shops.  Motor
  vehicles,  other than motor vehicles manufactured and equipped primarily
  for the transportation of passengers, trailers and semitrailers,  to  be
  operated  by  any  person,  upon  a  public  highway  for the purpose of
  traveling by the most  direct  route,  but  in  no  event  further  than
  twenty-five  miles one-way from a point on the farm as designated by the
  vehicle  owner  and  set  forth  in  an  attachment   to   the   vehicle
  registration,  (a)  between fields, buildings, and facilities managed or
  operated as part of a single farm  enterprise  in  connection  with  the
  production,  harvesting,  processing or marketing on that farm of crops,
  livestock, or livestock products produced on that farm; or (b)  for  the
  purpose  of  transporting materials from a farm to the nearest available
  municipal sanitary landfill; or (c) for the purpose of transporting  the
  motor  vehicle,  trailer  or  semitrailer to a motor vehicle repair shop
  licensed pursuant to this  chapter  for  the  repair  or  adjustment  of
  equipment provided that, in addition to the route restrictions set forth
  in  this  subdivision, no such transport shall be authorized (i) if such
  vehicle has an out-of-service defect relating to load securement,  brake
  systems,  steering  components  and/or coupling devices, or after it has
  been placed out-of-service; (ii) on  any  limited  access  highway;  and
  (iii)  during  the  period  of  one hour before sunset to one hour after
  sunrise, may be registered as provided in this subdivision. Every  owner
  of  such  vehicles  may cause to be filed by mail or otherwise, with the
  commissioner or with any agent of the commissioner, an  application  for
  registration  of  such  vehicle, addressed to the commissioner, and on a
  blank to be furnished by the commissioner for that  purpose,  containing
  the  information  required  by  subdivision one of this section and such
  other information as the commissioner shall require. The commissioner or
  agent shall make such  investigation,  as  he  or  she  shall  determine
  necessary,  and  if  satisfied  that  the  vehicle  is  to  be  operated
  exclusively as provided in this subdivision shall, upon the payment of a
  fee of one dollar, assign to such vehicle a distinctive number and issue
  and deliver to the applicant a set of number plates and a certificate of
  registration  in  such  form  as  the  commissioner   shall   prescribe,
  indicating the extent to which the vehicle registered may be operated on
  the  public  highways  and  such  vehicle  may  be  operated  only as so
  indicated. For the purposes of this subdivision, the  terms  "farm"  and
  "crops, livestock or livestock products," shall have the same meaning as
  "land  used  in  agricultural  production"  and  "crops,  livestock  and
  livestock products," respectively, as defined in section  three  hundred
  one  of  the  agriculture  and  markets law, except that farmers with an
  average gross sales value of at least one thousand dollars per  year  of
  crops,  livestock,  and livestock products shall be eligible to register
  vehicles pursuant to this subdivision.
    15. The  commissioner  is  authorized  to  make  necessary  rules  and
  regulations  as  may  be  appropriate  for the proper enforcement of the
  provisions of this section with respect  to  the  registration  of  auto
  trucks, agriculture trucks, light delivery cars, tractors and trailers.
    16.  a.  Notwithstanding  any other provision of this chapter or other
  law, or rule or regulation, a specialized vehicle shall be classified as
  a passenger vehicle and shall be registered  accordingly.  Such  vehicle
  may use any highway which is restricted to passenger use only.
    b.  For the purpose of this subdivision, "a specialized vehicle" shall
  mean any vehicle having a gross weight not exceeding sixty-nine  hundred
  ninety-nine  pounds, regardless of seating or window arrangements, which
  is equipped or modified with a powered lift or ramp  or  containing  any
  other  physical  device or alteration for the purpose of accommodating a
  wheelchair or permitting access of a wheelchair-bound person, and  which
  is  intended  to  be used for the transportation of a disabled person or
  persons confined to a wheelchair.
    17. The provisions of this chapter with respect to  the  issuance  and
  display  of number plates shall not apply to trucks that are used on the
  highways only in crossing from one  point  in  the  owners  property  to
  another  point in the property of such owner where the route traveled by
  such trucks does not  adjoin  the  lands  of  another  owner;  provided,
  however,  that  such  vehicles  shall  comply  in  all respects with the
  provisions of article six of this chapter.
    17-a. The commissioner shall permit the  use  of  distinctive  license
  plates  reserved  for  use  by emergency medical technicians on a van or
  pickup truck owned and operated by such person where such vehicle is not
  used for commercial purposes.
    18. A violation of subdivision one of this section shall be punishable
  by a fine of not less than seventy-five  nor  more  than  three  hundred
  dollars,  or  by imprisonment for not more than fifteen days, or by both
  such fine and imprisonment except, if the violation consists of  failure
  to  renew  a  registration  which  was valid within sixty days, the fine
  shall be not less than forty dollars. A violation of  subdivision  seven
  or  eight of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than
  one hundred fifty nor more than three hundred seventy-five  dollars,  or
  by  imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or by both such fine and
  imprisonment, for the first offense,  except  where  the  violation  was
  committed  with  a  vehicle  having  a maximum gross weight of less than
  eighteen thousand pounds the violation should be punished by a  fine  of
  not less than forty nor more than three hundred seventy-five dollars; by
  a fine of not less than three hundred seventy-five dollars nor more than
  seven  hundred fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than sixty
  days, or  by  both  such  fine  and  imprisonment,  for  the  second  or
  subsequent  offense;  provided  that a sentence or execution thereof for
  any violation under this subdivision  may  not  be  suspended.  For  any
  violation  of  said  subdivision  seven  or  eight  of this section, the
  registration of the vehicle may be suspended for a period  of  not  less
  than  ten  days  nor  more  than  six  months whether at the time of the
  violation the vehicle was in charge of  the  owner  or  his  agent.  The
  provisions  of  section  five hundred ten of this chapter shall apply to
  such suspension except as otherwise provided herein.
    19.  No  owner of a motor vehicle shall cause to be presented, by mail
  or otherwise, to the office or a branch office of the  commissioner,  or
  to  any  agent of the commissioner, an application for registration of a
  vehicle  which  violates  any  weight  limitations  contained   in   the
  provisions  of  section three hundred eighty-five of this chapter or the
  weight permitted by the rules or regulations  of  any  city  not  wholly
  included  within one county or under permits that may be issued pursuant
  to  such  section,  rules  or  regulations  whichever   is   the   least
  restrictive.
    19-a. If a vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated in violation
  of  this  section,  an appearance ticket or summons may be issued to the
  registrant of the vehicle, or if  a  combination  of  vehicles,  to  the
  registrant of the hauling vehicle rather than the operator. In the event
  the  vehicle  is  operated  by  a  person other than the registrant, any
  appearance ticket or summons issued to the registrant  shall  be  served
  upon  the  operator, who shall be deemed the agent of the registrant for
  the purpose  of  receiving  such  appearance  ticket  or  summons.  Such
  operator-agent  shall  transmit such ticket or summons to the registrant
  of the vehicle or the hauling vehicle. If the registrant does not appear
  on the return date, a notice establishing a new return date  and  either
  containing  all  pertinent  information  relating to the charge which is
  contained on the summons or appearance ticket or accompanied by  a  copy
  of  the  information  or  complaint shall also be mailed by certified or
  registered mail by or on behalf of the court or administrative  tribunal
  before  whom  the  appearance  ticket  or  summons  is returnable to the
  registrant at the address given on the registration certificate for  the
  vehicle,  or  if no registration certificate is produced at the time the
  appearance ticket or summons is issued, to the address of the registrant
  on file  with  the  department  or  given  to  the  person  issuing  the
  appearance  ticket  or  summons.  Whenever  proceedings  in  a  court or
  administrative tribunal of this state  result  in  a  conviction  for  a
  violation  of this section, and the court or administrative tribunal has
  made the mailing specified herein, the court or administrative  tribunal
  shall  levy  a mandatory surcharge, in addition to any sentence or other
  surcharge required or permitted by law, in the amount of thirty dollars.
  This mandatory surcharge shall be paid to the  clerk  of  the  court  or
  administrative  tribunal  that rendered the conviction. Within the first
  ten days of the month following collection of the mandatory surcharge by
  a town or village court, the court shall pay such  money  to  the  state
  comptroller   who   shall,   pursuant  to  subdivision  two  of  section
  ninety-nine-a of the state finance law, credit such money to the account
  of the town or village which  sent  the  mandatory  surcharge.  If  such
  collecting  authority  is  any  other  court  of  the  unified system or
  administrative tribunal it shall, within such period, pay such money  to
  the  state  comptroller  who  shall  deposit  such  money into the state
  treasury.  The  provisions  of  this  subdivision  shall  not  apply  to
  owner-operators  of any motor vehicle or to any motor vehicle or trailer
  which is registered in the name of a person whose principal business  is
  the  lease  or  rental  of  motor  vehicles or trailers unless the motor
  vehicle or trailer is being operated by an employee of the registrant or
  for a community of interest other than the  lease  or  rental  agreement
  between the parties to the lease or rental agreement.
    21.  The commissioner shall deposit daily the percentages listed below
  of all fees collected  or  received  by  the  commissioner  after  March
  thirty-first,   nineteen   hundred   ninety-three  pursuant  to  certain
  registration fees imposed by (a) paragraph a of subdivision six, (b) all
  schedules of subdivision seven and (c) paragraph a of subdivision  eight
  of  this  section in a responsible bank, banking house or trust company,
  which shall pay the highest rate of  interest  to  the  state  for  such
  deposit  to  the  credit  of the comptroller on account of the dedicated
  highway  and  bridge  trust  fund  established   pursuant   to   section
  eighty-nine-b  of  the  state  finance  law.  The  commissioner shall so
  deposit thirteen percent of all such registration fees so  collected  or
  so  received  after  March  thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-three,
  seventeen percent of all such  registration  fees  so  collected  or  so
  received  after  December  thirty-first,  nineteen  hundred ninety-four,
  twenty percent of all such registration fees so collected or so received
  after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-five,  twenty-eight
  percent  of all such registration fees so collected or so received after
  March thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight,  thirty-four  percent
  of  all  such  registration  fees so collected or so received after June
  thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-eight, and forty-five and five-tenths
  percent of all such registration fees so collected or so received  after
  January  thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine. Every bank, banking
  house or trust company that accepts such deposits shall execute and file
  in the office of the department of audit and control an  undertaking  to
  the  state,  in  the  sum,  and  with such sureties, as are required and
  approved by the comptroller for the safe keeping and prompt  payment  on
  legal  demand  therefor of all such moneys held by or on deposit in such
  bank, banking house, or trust company, with interest  thereon  on  daily
  balances at such rate as the comptroller may fix. Every such undertaking
  shall  have  endorsed  thereon  or  annexed  thereto the approval of the
  attorney general as to its form.
    The commissioner shall deposit daily the percentages listed  below  of
  all   fees  collected  or  received  by  the  commissioner  after  March
  thirty-first, two thousand one pursuant  to  certain  registration  fees
  imposed  by  (a)  paragraph  a  of subdivision six, (b) all schedules of
  subdivision seven, and (c) paragraph a  of  subdivision  eight  of  this
  section  in  a  responsible  bank, banking house or trust company, which
  shall pay the highest rate of interest to the state for such deposit  to
  the  credit  of  the comptroller on account of the dedicated highway and
  bridge trust fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-b  of  the
  state  finance  law  and  the  dedicated  mass transportation trust fund
  established pursuant to section eighty-nine-c of the state  finance  law
  and to distribute such deposit pursuant to the provisions of subdivision
  (d)  of  section  three hundred one-j of the tax law. In addition to the
  percentages specified in the opening  paragraph  of  this  section,  the
  commissioner  shall  so  deposit twenty-three and five-tenths percent of
  all such registration fees so  collected  or  so  received  after  March
  thirty-first, two thousand one and fifty-four and five-tenths percent of
  all  such  registration  fees  so  collected  or so received after March
  thirty-first, two thousand two.  Every  bank,  banking  house  or  trust
  company  that accepts such deposits shall execute and file in the office
  of the department of audit and control an undertaking to the  state,  in
  the  sum,  and  with  such sureties, as are required and approved by the
  comptroller for the safe keeping and  prompt  payment  on  legal  demand
  therefor  of all such moneys held by or in deposit in such bank, banking
  house or trust company, with interest thereon on daily balances at  such
  rate  as  the  comptroller  may  fix.  Every such undertaking shall have
  endorsed thereon or annexed thereto the approval of the attorney general
  as to its form.
    Of the revenues so deposited, the  comptroller  shall  retain  in  his
  hands  such amount as the commissioner may determine to be necessary for
  refunds or reimbursements of the fees collected or received pursuant  to
  (a)  paragraph  a  of  subdivision six, (b) all schedules of subdivision
  seven and (c) paragraph a of subdivision eight of this section to  which
  registrants  shall be entitled under the provisions of this article, out
  of which amount the commissioner shall pay any refunds or reimbursements
  of  the  fees  collected  or  received  pursuant  to  (a) paragraph a of
  subdivision  six,  (b)  all  schedules  of  subdivision  seven  and  (c)
  paragraph  a  of  subdivision eight of this section to which registrants
  shall  be  entitled  under  such  provisions.  The  comptroller,   after
  reserving the amount to pay such refunds or reimbursements, shall, on or
  before the last day of each month, deposit the balance of the revenue so
  deposited  during such month into the dedicated highway and bridge trust
  fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-b of the state  finance
  law  and  the  dedicated  mass  transportation  trust  fund  established
  pursuant to section eighty-nine-c of the state finance law.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference   collected  between  the  registration  fees  set  forth  in
  paragraph a of subdivision six of this section in effect  on  and  after
  September  first,  two thousand nine and the registration fees set forth
  in such paragraph in effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the
  credit of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  A  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  B  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  C  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  E  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  F  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  G  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference collected between the registration fees set forth in schedule
  I  of subdivision seven of this section in effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  schedule  in  effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  difference  collected  between  the  registration  fees  set  forth   in
  subdivision  eight  of  this  section  in  effect on and after September
  first, two thousand nine and the registration fees  set  forth  in  such
  subdivision  in  effect  prior  to  such  date shall be deposited to the
  credit of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  registration  fees collected pursuant to subdivisions two, six and eight
  of section four hundred twenty of this title shall be deposited pursuant
  to the provisions of this subdivision; provided, however, the difference
  collected between the registration fees set forth in  such  subdivisions
  two,  six and eight in effect on and after September first, two thousand
  nine and the registration fees set forth in such subdivisions in  effect
  prior  to  such  date  shall be deposited to the credit of the dedicated
  highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of  this  section,  the
  registration  fees  collected  pursuant  to paragraph (b) of subdivision
  three of section twenty-two hundred sixty-one of this chapter  shall  be
  deposited  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of this subdivision; provided,
  however, the difference collected  between  the  registration  fees  set
  forth  in  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  three  of section twenty-two
  hundred sixty-one of this chapter  in  effect  on  and  after  September
  first,  two  thousand  nine  and the registration fees set forth in such
  paragraph in effect prior to such date shall be deposited to the  credit
  of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund.
    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent  provision  of this section, eleven
  dollars and fifty cents of the registration fees collected  pursuant  to
  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision five of section four hundred ten of this
  title shall be deposited pursuant to this subdivision. Three dollars and
  fifty cents of such fees collected in relation to applications  for  new
  registrations  and  renewals  of  existing registrations expiring on and
  after September first, two thousand  nine  shall  be  deposited  to  the
  credit  of  the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund. Two dollars and
  fifty cents of such  registration  fees  shall  be  deposited  into  the
  motorcycle  safety  fund established pursuant to section ninety-two-g of
  the state finance law.

 S 401-a. In-transit  permits.  The  owner  of a vehicle intended to be
  operated upon a public  highway  or  street  only  for  the  purpose  of
  transporting  the  same  to  a jurisdiction, within this state or to any
  other state, where the same is to  be  registered,  may  file  with  the
  commissioner  or  any  agent  of  the  commissioner  an  application for
  issuance of an in-transit permit for such vehicle. The application shall
  be made on a form furnished by the commissioner  for  such  purpose  and
  shall  contain  such  information  as the commissioner shall require. If
  satisfied that the vehicle  is  to  be  operated  as  provided  in  this
  section,  the commissioner shall upon payment of a fee of twelve dollars
  and fifty cents assign to such vehicle a distinctive  number  and  issue
  and deliver to the applicant an in-transit permit, valid for a period of
  thirty  days from the date of issuance, in such form as the commissioner
  shall prescribe, indicating the extent to which the vehicle  covered  by
  such  permit may be operated on the public highways and such vehicle may
  be operated only  as  so  indicated.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent
  provision of this section, the difference collected between the fees set
  forth  in  this  paragraph  in  effect on and after September first, two
  thousand nine and the fees set forth in this paragraph in  effect  prior
  to  such  date shall be deposited to the credit of the dedicated highway
  and bridge trust fund.
    If an in-transit permit is issued by a county clerk, acting  as  agent
  of  the  commissioner, such county clerk shall be entitled to the sum of
  thirty-five cents for each such  in-transit  permit  issued,  which  sum
  shall be deducted before remitting the fee for such in-transit permit to
  the commissioner.
    The  provisions  of  this  chapter  with  respect  to the issuance and
  display of number plates shall not apply to vehicles  operated  only  as
  provided in this section, and which display the in-transit permit issued
  by the commissioner.

 S 401-b. Registration  of  tow  trucks. Every motor vehicle engaged in
  commercial towing in this state shall be registered and identified as  a
  tow truck, as hereinafter provided. No motor vehicle shall be registered
  as  a tow truck unless it shall have a gross vehicle weight rating of at
  least  eighty-six  hundred  pounds  and   the   application   for   such
  registration  is  accompanied by proof of financial security which shall
  meet the requirements of article six of this chapter.   Upon payment  of
  the  fees  set  forth in schedule H of subdivision seven of section four
  hundred one of this article, such a motor  vehicle  shall  be  issued  a
  license  plate  identifying  it  as a "tow truck". It shall constitute a
  class A misdemeanor to engage in commercial towing with a tow truck that
  is not registered pursuant to this section.

  S 402. Distinctive  number; form of number plates; trailers. 1. (a) No
  person shall operate, drive or  park  a  motor  vehicle  on  the  public
  highways  of  this  state  unless  such vehicle shall have a distinctive
  number assigned to it by the commissioner and a  set  of  number  plates
  issued by the commissioner with a number and other identification matter
  if  any,  corresponding  to  that  of  the  certificate  of registration
  conspicuously displayed, one on the front and one on the  rear  of  such
  vehicle,  each securely fastened so as to prevent the same from swinging
  and placed, whenever reasonably possible, not  higher  than  forty-eight
  inches  and  not  lower  than  twelve  inches from the ground; provided,
  however, that in any registration year for which only one  number  plate
  is issued, such number plate shall constitute a set of number plates for
  the time in which such use is authorized, shall be displayed on the rear
  of  the vehicle and none shall be displayed on its front, except in case
  of a tractor, when such number plate shall be displayed on the front  of
  the vehicle and none shall be displayed on its rear.
    (b)  Number  plates shall be kept clean and in a condition so as to be
  easily readable and shall  not  be  covered  by  glass  or  any  plastic
  material,  and  shall  not  be  knowingly  covered  or  coated  with any
  artificial or synthetic material or substance that conceals or  obscures
  such  number plates or that distorts a recorded or photographic image of
  such number plates, and the view of such  number  plates  shall  not  be
  obstructed  by  any  part of the vehicle or by anything carried thereon,
  except for a receiver-transmitter issued by  a  publicly  owned  tolling
  facility  in  connection  with  electronic  toll  collection  when  such
  receiver-transmitter  is  affixed  to  the  exterior  of  a  vehicle  in
  accordance with mounting instructions provided by the tolling facility.
    2.  Such  number  plates  shall  be of such material, form, design and
  dimensions and contain or set forth such distinguishing number or  other
  identification  marks  as  the  commissioner  shall prescribe, provided,
  however, that there shall be at all times a marked contrast between  the
  color  of the number plates and that of the numerals or letters thereon,
  and provided further that no vehicle shall display the number plates  of
  more than one state at a time except where the vehicle is required to be
  registered  in more than one state, and provided further that the number
  plates of a rental vehicle shall  not  display  any  indication  of  the
  rental  status  of  such  vehicle nor shall any plate be used other than
  those issued by the commissioner.
    3. No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle drawing a  trailer
  on  the  public  highways of the state, unless such trailer shall have a
  distinctive number assigned to it by the commissioner and a number plate
  issued by such commissioner with a number corresponding to that  of  the
  certificate  of  registration  displayed and fastened on the rear in the
  manner provided for number plates on the rear of a  motor  vehicle.  The
  provisions  of subdivision two of this section relating to number plates
  for motor vehicles shall apply to number plates for  any  such  trailer.
  The  provisions  of  this  subdivision  shall  not  apply  when  a newly
  constructed trailer is being drawn to or from a weighing station  solely
  for the purpose of determining the weight thereof.
    4.  No  person  shall operate or drive a motor vehicle upon the public
  highways of this state having displayed thereon number plates not proper
  for such vehicle under the  provisions  of  this  chapter  and,  upon  a
  conviction  for  this offense, the number plates shall be surrendered to
  the court for delivery to the commissioner. The failure to  produce  the
  certificate  of  registration  or registration renewal stub of a vehicle
  shall be presumptive evidence of displaying number plates not proper for
  the vehicle. Every annual number plate issued shall remain the  property
  of  the  state  until the correct registration fee is paid. Every number
  plate of a permanent nature for use with  a  removable  date  tag  which
  shall  be issued shall remain the property of the state unless and until
  the commissioner finds that the state no longer has use for  it.  Number
  plates  belonging  to  the  state  shall  be  under  the  control of the
  commissioner.
    5. No person shall knowingly authorize or permit a number plate issued
  for a motor vehicle or  trailer  owned  and  registered  by  him  to  be
  displayed  on any motor vehicle or trailer other than a motor vehicle or
  trailer  to  which  such  number  plate  has  been   assigned   by   the
  commissioner,  or  upon which such number plate may legally be displayed
  under a temporary certificate of registration issued by a  dealer  under
  the provisions of section four hundred twenty of this chapter.
    6.  No owner shall knowingly cause or permit a vehicle owned by him to
  be operated, driven or parked upon the public highways of this state  in
  violation  of  this  section.  Any violation of this section that occurs
  while a motor vehicle is parked on the public  highways  of  this  state
  shall constitute a parking violation.
    7.   It   shall   be  unlawful  for  any  person,  firm,  partnership,
  association, limited liability company or corporation to sell, offer for
  sale or distribute any artificial or synthetic material or substance for
  the purpose of application to a number plate that will, upon application
  to a number plate, distort a recorded  or  photographic  image  of  such
  number plate.
    8.  The violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not
  less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars.

  S 402-a. Facsimile  license  plates.  1.  No person shall manufacture,
  sell, or offer for sale a decorative or facsimile  license  plate  of  a
  size,  shape,  color and design which is identical with the size, shape,
  color and design of license plates issued by the department.
    2. Notwithstanding subdivision one of this section,  the  commissioner
  may  authorize  the  manufacture  and  sale  of  decorative or facsimile
  license plates which are identical to those issued by the department for
  special events or productions.
    3. Whenever there shall be a violation of  this  section,  application
  may  be  made  by  the attorney general in the name of the people of the
  state of New York to a court or justice having jurisdiction by a special
  proceeding to issue an injunction and upon notice to  the  defendant  of
  not  less than five days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such
  violation or to enforce the provisions of this section; and if it  shall
  appear  to  the  satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant
  has, in fact, violated this section, an injunction may be issued by such
  court or justice,  enjoining  and  restraining  any  further  violation,
  without  requiring  proof  that any person has, in fact, been injured or
  damaged thereby. Whenever the court shall determine that a violation  of
  this  section  has  occurred the court may impose a civil penalty of not
  more than five hundred dollars for each violation.  In  connection  with
  any  such  proposed  application,  the attorney general is authorized to
  take proof and make a determination of  the  relevant  facts  and  issue
  subpoenas in accordance with the civil practice law and rules.

  S 403. Number   plates  continued.     1.  Notwithstanding  any  other
  provision of  this  chapter,  the  commissioner,  upon  registration  or
  reregistration  of  any  vehicle  required  to  be registered under this
  chapter, may continue the use of number plates for an additional  period
  as may be determined by him, in which event he shall issue and deliver a
  tag  or  other  evidence  of  registration,  which  shall be attached or
  affixed in such manner as he may prescribe by regulation. The failure to
  affix or display such tag or other  evidence  of  registration,  in  the
  manner  prescribed  by the commissioner, shall constitute a violation of
  this section. The removal from any vehicle, other than by the  owner  of
  the vehicle or person authorized by such owner or by a police officer in
  the  performance  of  his  duties,  of  such  tag  or  other evidence of
  registration shall constitute a class B misdemeanor.
    2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this  section,
  the  commissioner,  upon  registration  or reregistration of any vehicle
  required to  be  registered  under  this  chapter  between  July  first,
  nineteen   hundred  eighty-six  and  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
  eighty-eight,  shall  issue  a  new  number  plate  or  plates  to  each
  registrant  or  reregistrant, and provided further an emblem bearing the
  likeness of the Statue of Liberty shall appear on the  number  plate  or
  plates  except  that such emblem, in the discretion of the commissioner,
  need not appear on a number plate or plates less than ten  inches  long.
  The  commissioner  shall  promulgate  rules  and  regulations  for plate
  reissuance including which plates will be required  to  be  replaced  in
  which  year. The commissioner is authorized to take whatever actions are
  necessary to ensure that the transaction necessary for the reissuance of
  such number plate or plates shall be  accomplished  by  mail  so  as  to
  minimize  the  need  for  the reregistrant to process the transaction in
  person.
    3. a. Upon the request of an applicant and payment by the applicant of
  a one-time fee not to exceed twenty dollars, and subject to  regulations
  promulgated by the commissioner, the commissioner shall provide a number
  plate  or plates bearing the same distinctive numerals and/or letters as
  the number plate being replaced. Such one-time fee shall be in  addition
  to  the  regular  fee  prescribed  by  section  four hundred one of this
  article.
    b. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph a of this  subdivision,
  no  such  one-time  fee  shall  be  charged for any plate subject to the
  provisions of section four hundred four or four hundred four-l  of  this
  article,  for  which an annual service charge is paid in addition to the
  regular fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article.
    c. Nothing contained in paragraph  a  of  this  subdivision  shall  be
  deemed to authorize the imposition of a fee for a number plate or plates
  which is higher than any fee otherwise authorized by this chapter.

  S 403-a. Temporary  indicia  of  registration.  The  commissioner  may
  promulgate regulations to provide for temporary indicia of  registration
  which  shall  permit  a  person  to  operate  or park a motor vehicle or
  trailer on the public highways  of  this  state  without  number  plates
  issued  by  the  commissioner or validating stickers for a period not to
  exceed fifteen days when  the  number  plate  or  plates  or  validating
  sticker  for  such  motor  vehicle  or  trailer  has  been lost, stolen,
  mutilated or destroyed. Such regulations may provide for the charging of
  a fee of not more than three  dollars  for  any  issuance  of  temporary
  indicia  of  registration.  Any  person  who  operates  or parks a motor
  vehicle or trailer on the public highways of  this  state,  which  motor
  vehicle  or  trailer  is  in  fact  validly  registered  pursuant to the
  provisions of section four hundred one  or  four  hundred  ten  of  this
  chapter, without a number plate or plates or validating sticker, and who
  has  complied  with any such regulations promulgated by the commissioner
  under this section shall not be deemed to  be  operating  or  parking  a
  motor  vehicle  or  trailer  in violation of subdivision one or three of
  section four hundred two or section four hundred three of this  chapter.
  Falsifying  any  temporary  indicia  of  registration  prescribed by any
  regulation of the commissioner issued pursuant to this section shall  be
  a traffic infraction.

  S 403-b. Sales  of  special  number or distinctive license plates by
  certain dealers. 1. A dealer, retail dealer, new motor vehicle dealer or
  qualified dealer holding a certificate of registration  issued  pursuant
  to  section  four  hundred  fifteen of this title shall be authorized to
  obtain or order special number  or  distinctive  license  plates  for  a
  purchaser  of  a vehicle from such dealer in return for a processing fee
  not to exceed five dollars. Such dealer shall not be required to  secure
  a license pursuant to section three hundred ninety-five of this chapter.
    2.  The  commissioner  is  hereby  authorized  to promulgate rules and
  regulations necessary  to  implement  the  provisions  of  this  section
  including,  but  not  limited  to,  the provision of a credit for number
  plates or other interim or temporary plates issued  in  advance  of  the
  receipt  of the special number or distinctive plate, and the requirement
  that dealers authorized by this section disclose the initial and  annual
  fees  applicable  to  any special number and distinctive plates that are
  ordered. The processing  fee  authorized  in  subdivision  one  of  this
  section  shall  apply  only upon orders of special or distinctive plates
  and shall be in  addition  to  any  other  fee  or  fees  authorized  by
  regulation  and  charged  by  such  dealers  for obtaining motor vehicle
  registrations and/or titles.

  S 404. Issuance  of  special  number  plates.  1. The commissioner may
  issue special number plates to applicants therefor in the same manner as
  other number plates are issued pursuant to this  article.  Such  special
  number  plates  shall  be  issued only upon payment of an annual service
  charge of thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents in  addition  to  the
  regular  fee  prescribed  by  section  four hundred one of this article.
  Application for special number plates shall be made in  accordance  with
  regulations  promulgated by the commissioner with respect to issuance of
  such number plates.  Provided,  however,  in  lieu  of  the  annual  fee
  specified  herein, the commissioner may establish specific categories of
  plates for which an annual fee of not less  than  eighteen  dollars  and
  seventy-five  cents  nor  more  than  thirty-one dollars and twenty-five
  cents may be charged subject to the approval  of  the  director  of  the
  division  of  the budget.  Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of
  this section, the difference collected between the special plates fee or
  service charge set forth in this subdivision  in  effect  on  and  after
  September first, two thousand nine and the special plates fee or service
  charge  set forth in this subdivision in effect prior to such date shall
  be deposited to the credit of the dedicated  highway  and  bridge  trust
  fund.
    1-a.  The  commissioner  may issue special number plates to applicants
  who are members of veterans organizations in the same  manner  as  other
  number  plates  are issued pursuant to this article. Such special number
  plates shall be issued only upon  (a)  payment  of  a  one-time  service
  charge  of  ten  dollars  in  addition  to  the regular registration fee
  prescribed by  section  four  hundred  one  of  this  article,  and  (b)
  submission   of  proof,  satisfactory  to  the  commissioner,  that  the
  applicant is presently a member of the veterans organization  for  which
  such  plate is requested.  Such membership shall be verified annually by
  the applicant. Application for such plates shall be made  in  accordance
  with  regulations  promulgated  by  the commissioner with respect to the
  issuance of such plates.   Provided,  however,  that  nothing  contained
  herein  shall  be  deemed  to  supersede  the provisions of section four
  hundred four-d, four hundred four-e, four hundred four-h,  four  hundred
  four-i,  four hundred four-j, four hundred four-k or four hundred four-p
  of this article.
    2. For purposes of this section, a special number  plate  shall  be  a
  plate  which  contains  not  more  than  eight  letters, numerals or any
  combination thereof and  which  is  reserved  by  the  commissioner  for
  issuance  in  accordance with the provisions of this section, or a plate
  reserved for issuance in a series for vehicles owned by public officers,
  physicians, visiting nurses, accredited representatives of the press  or
  other  groups.  In  issuing special number plates the commissioner shall
  give those applicants who held a special number plate at the time of the
  enactment of this section the right to retain such special number  plate
  upon  the payment of the annual service charge of thirty-one dollars and
  twenty-five cents. Provided, however, that such right of retention shall
  apply only to the first renewal of  the  registration  of  such  special
  number  plate  following  the enactment of this section. Notwithstanding
  any inconsistent provision of this  section,  the  difference  collected
  between  the  annual  service  charge  set  forth in this subdivision in
  effect on and after September first, two thousand nine  and  the  annual
  service  charge  set  forth  in this subdivision in effect prior to such
  date shall be deposited to the  credit  of  the  dedicated  highway  and
  bridge trust fund.
    3.  This section shall not apply to any plates in a series reserved in
  the public interest for purposes of facilitating identification of state
  and municipal vehicles and  those  owned  by  members  of  international
  governmental  organizations  or any other vehicles which are exempt from
  the payment of registration fees, nor to  plates  or  series  of  plates
  assigned by the commissioner for issuance by county clerks.
    4. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to require the
  commissioner to issue a special number plate or plates.

 S 404-a. Registration  of motor vehicles of severely disabled persons.
  1.  Legislative intent. It is the sense of the legislature to facilitate
  the usual and special uses of  the  highways  and  other  motor  vehicle
  facilities  accorded  to  severely disabled residents of this state. The
  commissioner is hereby empowered to issue to such  persons,  upon  their
  application,  special  motor  vehicle  registrations, one set of vehicle
  identification plates for motor vehicles owned by  such  persons  to  be
  used for the transportation of such severely disabled person and one set
  of  vehicle  identification  plates for each motor vehicle owned by such
  persons and used by a severely disabled member of the owner's family.
    2. Registration of vehicles owned by severely  disabled  persons.  The
  commissioner  shall  assign to such motor vehicles, including any van or
  pick-up truck used for transporting persons with disabilities  which  is
  not  used  for commercial purposes, owned by such persons, a distinctive
  number and issue and deliver in such  manner  as  the  commissioner  may
  select to the owner a certification of registration, in such form as the
  commissioner  shall  prescribe  and  two  number plates, called disabled
  person  plates.  Said  disabled  person  plates  shall  conform  to  the
  requirements of section four hundred one of this chapter, but shall bear
  distinctive marks to distinguish them from number plates to be issued to
  other  persons,  qualifying under this chapter. The commissioner, in his
  discretion, may issue, for any registration year, only one  plate  as  a
  set  for a motor vehicle, in which event a set of disabled person plates
  for a motor vehicle  shall  consist  of  one  plate.  Where  a  severely
  disabled  person owns more than one vehicle and such vehicle or vehicles
  is or are used by severely disabled members of the  owner's  family  who
  reside  with  the  owner, the commissioner shall issue one set of plates
  for each additional vehicle  used  by  such  severely  disabled  person,
  provided  that  such user qualifies as a severely disabled person in the
  manner required by this section.
    3. Registration of vehicles owned by severely disabled  veterans.  The
  commissioner  shall assign to such motor vehicles, including any vans or
  pick-up trucks used for transporting handicapped veterans which are  not
  used  for  commercial purposes and which are owned by such veterans or a
  not-for-profit corporation serving such veterans, a  distinctive  number
  and  issue  and deliver in such manner as the commissioner may prescribe
  to the owner a certification  of  registration,  in  such  form  as  the
  commissioner  shall  prescribe  and  two  number plates, called disabled
  veteran plates. Said severely disabled veteran plates shall  conform  to
  the  requirements of section four hundred one of this chapter, but shall
  bear distinctive marks to distinguish them  from  number  plates  to  be
  issued to other persons, qualifying under this chapter. The commissioner
  in  his discretion, may issue, for any registration year, only one plate
  as a set for a motor vehicle, in which event a set of severely  disabled
  veteran  plates  for a motor vehicle shall consist of one plate. Where a
  severely disabled veteran owns more than one vehicle and such vehicle or
  vehicles is or are used by severely  disabled  members  of  the  owner's
  family  who  reside with the owner, the commissioner shall issue one set
  of plates for each additional vehicle used  by  such  severely  disabled
  veteran,  provided  that  such  user  qualifies  as  a severely disabled
  veteran in the manner required by this section.  For  purposes  of  this
  subdivision,  the term "severely disabled veteran" shall mean any member
  of the armed forces of the United States who served in time of  war,  as
  defined  in  section  eighty-five  of  the  civil service law, and whose
  disability qualifies him  as  a  severely  disabled  person  within  the
  meaning of such term as defined in subdivision four of this section.
    4.  Issue  of  plates.  The commissioner shall issue sets of plates to
  such person in accordance with subdivision  two  of  this  section  with
  proof  of  such  disability of such person or such members of his family
  certified by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner,  to
  the   extent  authorized  by  law,  including  the  education  law,  and
  consistent with any applicable written practice agreement, or podiatrist
  pursuant  to  subdivision four-a of this section, to the satisfaction of
  the commissioner who is empowered to  carry  out  the  effects  of  this
  section by formulating rules and regulations.
    For  the  purposes of this section, a "severely disabled person" shall
  mean any person having any one or more  of  the  following  impairments,
  disabilities or conditions which are permanent in nature:
    (a) Has limited or no use of one or both lower limbs;
    (b) Has a neuro-muscular dysfunction which severely limits mobility;
    (c)  Has  a  physical or mental impairment or condition which is other
  than those specified above, but is of such nature as to  impose  unusual
  hardship  in  utilization  of  public transportation facilities and such
  condition is certified by a  physician,  physician  assistant  or  nurse
  practitioner,  to  the extent authorized by law, including the education
  law, and consistent with any applicable written practice agreement, duly
  licensed to practice medicine in this state, or, pursuant to subdivision
  four-a of this section, a podiatrist duly licensed to practice  podiatry
  in this state, as constituting an equal degree of disability (specifying
  the  particular  condition)  so  as  to prevent such person from getting
  around without great difficulty in accordance with  subdivision  two  of
  this section; or
    (d) A blind person.
    4-a.  Certification  of  disability by a podiatrist. A podiatrist duly
  licensed to practice podiatry in  this  state  may  certify  only  those
  conditions  which  he  or  she  treats  in the course of the practice of
  podiatry, as defined by section seventy hundred  one  of  the  education
  law.
    5.  Application for registration. (a) The application for registration
  under this section  shall  be  filed  with  the  commissioner  of  motor
  vehicles  in  such  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe,
  setting forth  such  information  as  the  commissioner  may  reasonably
  prescribe  beyond  such  information required under section four hundred
  one of this chapter.
    (b) The commissioner may require the  applicant  for  registration  to
  furnish such proof of his disability or such proof of disability of such
  members  of  his  family  from a physician, physician assistant or nurse
  practitioner, to the extent authorized by law, including  the  education
  law,  and  consistent with any applicable written practice agreement, or
  podiatrist pursuant to  subdivision  four-a  of  this  section,  as  the
  commissioner  deems necessary either for initial registration or renewal
  thereof; provided, however, that a handicapped or disabled permit issued
  by a municipality to such applicant pursuant to section  twelve  hundred
  three-a  of  this chapter shall be deemed sufficient proof of disability
  for purposes of this paragraph.
    (c) Application under this section  shall  only  apply  to  a  vehicle
  subject  to  registration  pursuant  to  subdivision six of section four
  hundred one of this chapter and to a van or pick-up truck as provided in
  subdivision two of this section.
    6. Fee requirements. As provided in section four hundred one  of  this
  chapter,   the   registration   and  disabled  person  plates  shall  be
  accompanied only by the required fee otherwise required to be  paid  for
  vehicle registration.
    7.  Refueling  notice.  Upon the issuance or renewal of a registration
  pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall notify  the  registrant
  of  the  availability  of  full  service motor vehicle refueling at self
  service prices as provided for in section three hundred ninety-six-bb of
  the general business law.

  S 404-b. Distinctive  plates for volunteer firefighters. 1. Any member
  of any volunteer fire department or company in this state or the  spouse
  of  any  such  member  shall,  upon  request,  be issued a license plate
  bearing a Maltese cross and the letters "V.F.". If a  distinctive  plate
  is  issued  to  any  such  member  pursuant  to  this  section,  such  a
  distinctive plate shall not be issued to  the  spouse  of  such  member.
  Application  for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner
  in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe,  and  shall
  be verified annually by the applicant.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is presently an  active  member
  of a volunteer fire department or company.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  chapter
  and an initial one time service charge of fifteen dollars.

  S 404-c. Distinctive plates for former prisoners of war. 1. Any former
  prisoner  of war residing in this state or the spouse of any such former
  prisoner of war shall, upon request, be issued a license  plate  bearing
  the  words "former prisoner of war". If a distinctive plate is issued to
  a  former  prisoner  of  war  pursuant  to  this   section,   additional
  distinctive  plates  may  be  issued for every vehicle registered in the
  name of the former prisoner of war residing in this state or the  spouse
  of such former prisoner of war. Application for said license plate shall
  be  filed  with  the  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant or  the  spouse  of
  the applicant is a former prisoner of war.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  chapter
  provided,  however,  that  no additional service charge shall be charged
  for such plate.
    4. The unremarried widow or  widower  of  a  former  prisoner  of  war
  married  to  such former prisoner at the time of his or her imprisonment
  shall be included in the term "spouse" for the purposes of this section.
  A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be  issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  chapter,  provided,  however, that no additional service charge shall be
  charged for such plate.
    5. Notwithstanding subdivision three of  this  section  and  the  fees
  prescribed  or  permitted  by  section four hundred one of this article,
  there shall be no charge for the issuance of a number plate pursuant  to
  this  section to a former prisoner of war, nor shall there be imposed an
  additional service charge for the issuance of such a  plate  to  such  a
  person.  Furthermore,  upon the issuance of a distinctive plate pursuant
  to this section, such a former prisoner of war shall be exempt from  the
  payment  of  any fees relating to the registration or renewal thereof as
  prescribed by section four hundred one of this article.

  S  404-d. Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and
  reserve. 1. Any member of the organized militia of the state of New York
  and any member of a reserve unit from this state of any  branch  of  the
  armed  forces  of  the  United  States  or the spouse of any such member
  shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing a militiaman  and
  the appropriate organization -- army national guard, air national guard,
  state  guard  or  naval militia, army reserve, marine corps reserve, air
  force reserve, navy reserve or coast guard  reserve.  If  a  distinctive
  plate  is  issued  to a member of the organized militia pursuant to this
  section, such a distinctive plate shall not be issued to the  spouse  of
  such member of the organized militia. Application for said license plate
  shall  be  filed  with  the  commissioner in such form and detail as the
  commissioner shall prescribe, and shall  be  verified  annually  by  the
  applicant.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is presently an  active  member
  of the organized militia or reserve.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
  provided,  however,  that  an  additional one-time service charge of ten
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.

  S 404-e. Distinctive  plates  for  purple heart recipients.   1. Any
  purple heart recipient residing in this state or the spouse of any  such
  recipient  shall,  upon  request,  be issued a license plate bearing the
  words "combat wounded" and inscribed the purple heart medal imprint.  If
  a  distinctive  plate  is issued to a purple heart recipient pursuant to
  this section, additional distinctive plates  may  be  issued  for  every
  vehicle registered in the name of the purple heart recipient residing in
  this  state  or  the spouse of such purple heart recipient.  Application
  for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form
  and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant or  the  spouse  of
  the applicant is a purple heart recipient.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
  provided, however, that no service charge  shall  be  charged  for  such
  plate.

 S 404-f. Distinctive   plates   for  members  of  volunteer  ambulance
  services. 1. Any member of any volunteer ambulance service in this state
  or the spouse of any such  member  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  license  plate  bearing  the  letters "V.A.S." If a distinctive plate is
  issued to a volunteer ambulance service member pursuant to this section,
  such distinctive plate shall not be issued to the spouse of such member.
  Application for said license plate shall be filed with the  commissioner
  in  such  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall
  be verified annually by the applicant.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner,  that  the
  applicant  or  the spouse of the applicant is presently an active member
  of a volunteer ambulance service.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this chapter
  and an additional annual service charge of fifteen dollars.

 S 404-g. Distinctive   plates   bearing   the   words  "Birthplace  of
  Baseball". 1. Any person residing in this state shall, upon request,  be
  issued  a  license  plate  bearing the words "Birthplace of Baseball" in
  honor of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and the  one
  hundred  fiftieth  anniversary  of the game of baseball. Application for
  said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and
  detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
  provided,  however,  that  an  additional  annual  service   charge   of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plates.

  S 404-h. Distinctive  plates for members of the Jewish War Veterans of
  America. 1. Any member of the Jewish War Veterans of America residing in
  this state shall, upon request, be issued a license  plate  bearing  the
  words  "Jewish  War  Veterans  of America". Application for said license
  plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as
  the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory  to the commissioner, that the applicant is a member of the
  Jewish War Veterans of America.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
  provided, however, that an additional one-time  service  charge  of  ten
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.

  S 404-i. Distinctive  plates for gold star mothers. 1. Any gold star
  mother or the spouse of a gold star mother residing in this state shall,
  upon request, be issued a license plate bearing  the  words  "gold  star
  mother". If a distinctive plate is issued to a gold star mother pursuant
  to  this  section, additional distinctive plates may be issued for every
  vehicle registered in  the  name  of  the  gold  star  mother  recipient
  residing  in  this  state  or  the  spouse  of  such  gold  star mother.
  Application for said license plate shall be filed with the  commissioner
  in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory  to  the  commissioner, that the applicant or the spouse of
  the applicant is a gold star mother.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
  provided,  however,  that  no  service  charge shall be charged for such
  plate.

  S 404-j. Registration  and  issuance  of  special  number  plates  for
  veterans who survived  the  Pearl  Harbor  attack.  1.  Registration  of
  vehicles  owned  by  veterans  who survived the Pearl Harbor attack. The
  commissioner shall assign to motor vehicles, owned by persons who  while
  on  military  duty  serving  in  the  armed  forces of the United States
  survived the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan on December seventh,  nineteen
  hundred  forty-one  or the spouse of such a person, a distinctive number
  and issue and deliver in such manner as the commissioner may  select  to
  the  owner  a  certification  of  registration,  in  such  form  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe and two number plates, called Pearl  Harbor
  attack veterans plates. Said plates shall conform to the requirements of
  section four hundred one of this chapter, but shall bear the distinctive
  words PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR to distinguish them from number plates to be
  issued   to   other   persons,   qualifying   under  this  chapter.  The
  commissioner, in his discretion, may issue, for any  registration  year,
  only  one  plate  as  a set for a motor vehicle, in which event a set of
  plates for a motor vehicle shall consist of one plate. If a  distinctive
  plate  set  is  issued to a Pearl Harbor attack veteran pursuant to this
  section, such a distinctive plate set shall not be issued to the  spouse
  of such veteran.
    2.  Issue  of  plates.  The commissioner shall issue sets of plates to
  such person in accordance with subdivision  one  of  this  section  with
  proof  by  such  person  or  the  spouse of such person that such person
  survived the Pearl Harbor attack by Japan on December seventh,  nineteen
  hundred  forty-one  in  a manner satisfactory to the commissioner who is
  empowered to carry out the effects of this section by formulating  rules
  and regulations. Such plates shall not be considered as "vanity plates".
  The  plates  authorized to be issued hereunder are special and are to be
  issued in recognition of valiant service rendered by the veteran to  the
  United States.
    3.  Application for registration. (a) The application for registration
  under this section  shall  be  filed  with  the  commissioner  of  motor
  vehicles  in  such  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe,
  setting forth  such  information  as  the  commissioner  may  reasonably
  prescribe  beyond  such  information required under section four hundred
  one of this chapter.
    (b) Application under this section  shall  only  apply  to  a  vehicle
  subject  to  registration  pursuant  to  subdivision six of section four
  hundred one of this chapter and as provided in subdivision one  of  this
  section.
    4.  Fee.  A  special  plate  and  registration issued pursuant to this
  section shall be issued upon payment of  the  regular  registration  fee
  prescribed  by  section  four  hundred  one  of  this  article provided,
  however, that an additional one-time service charge of ten dollars shall
  be charged for such plate.

  S 404-k. Distinctive  plates  for  Marine Corps League members. 1. Any
  member of the Marine Corps League residing in  this  state  shall,  upon
  request,  be  issued  a  license  plate bearing the United States Marine
  Corps emblem and the words "Marine Corps League". Application  for  said
  license  plate  shall  be  filed  with the commissioner in such form and
  detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant is a member of  the
  Marine Corps League.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
  provided,  however,  that  an  additional one-time service charge of ten
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.

  S 404-l. Distinctive  regional  design  plates. 1. On or after October
  first, nineteen hundred ninety-two, any person residing  in  this  state
  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a  license  plate with a distinctive
  regional design approved by the commissioner. The commissioner may  also
  issue  such  distinctive  plates  with  special  numerals and/or letters
  requested by the applicant. Application for said license plate shall  be
  filed  with the commissioner in such form and detail as the commissioner
  shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
  provided,  however,  that  an  additional  annual  service   charge   of
  thirty-one  dollars  and  twenty-five  cents  shall  be charged for such
  plates, and provided that a further additional annual service charge  of
  thirty-one  dollars  and twenty-five cents shall be charged for any such
  plate containing specially requested numerals and/or letters.  Provided,
  however,  in  lieu  of the annual fee specified herein, the commissioner
  may establish specific categories of plates for which an annual  fee  of
  not  less  than  eighteen  dollars  and seventy-five cents nor more than
  thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents may be charged subject  to  the
  approval  of the director of the division of the budget. Notwithstanding
  any inconsistent provision of this  section,  the  difference  collected
  between  the  annual service charge or fee set forth in this subdivision
  in effect on and after September first, two thousand nine and the annual
  service charge or fee set forth in this subdivision in effect  prior  to
  such  date shall be deposited to the credit of the dedicated highway and
  bridge trust fund.

    S 404-m. Distinctive license plates commemorating the World University
  Games.  1.  Any  person  shall  upon  request  be issued a license plate
  commemorating the World University Games bearing the name  and  logo  of
  the World University Games. The arrangement of the name and logo on such
  license plate shall be in the sole discretion of the commissioner.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
  and an additional annual service charge of forty dollars.
    3.  Of  the  forty  dollar  annual  service  charge  collected  by the
  commissioner pursuant to subdivision two of  this  section,  twenty-five
  dollars  shall  be  transmitted  to the comptroller for deposit into the
  World University Games Fund established by  section  ninety-seven-nn  of
  the  state  finance  law  to  be  made  available to the Greater Buffalo
  Athletic Corporation.

  S 404-n. Issuance  of distinctive conservation plates. 1.  On or after
  April first, nineteen hundred ninety-four, any person residing  in  this
  state,  upon  filing a complete application and paying a fee as provided
  in subdivision two of this section, shall be issued his or her choice of
  a distinctive conservation license plate  from  those  approved  by  the
  commissioner.    Application  for said license plate shall be filed with
  the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    2.  A  distinctive  conservation plate issued pursuant to this section
  shall be issued in the same manner  as  other  number  plates  upon  the
  payment  of  the  regular  registration  fee  prescribed by section four
  hundred one of this article provided, however, that an additional annual
  service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged for  such  plate.
  All  moneys  received as annual service charges under this section shall
  be  deposited  to  the  credit  of  the  environmental  protection  fund
  established  pursuant  to section ninety-two-s of the state finance law;
  and shall be used for open space land conservation  projects  undertaken
  pursuant  to  title  three  of  article  fifty-four of the environmental
  conservation law.
    3.  The  proceeds  under  this  section  shall  be  deposited  in  the
  environmental   protection   fund   established   pursuant   to  section
  ninety-two-s of the state finance law.

  S 404-o. Distinctive "Olympic Spirit" license plates. Any person shall
  upon  request  be  issued distinctive "Olympic Spirit" license plates in
  support of the Lake Placid olympic training center bearing the  "Olympic
  Spirit"  logo  designed  by  the  United  States  olympic  committee and
  approved by the commissioner. Application for said license  plate  shall
  be  filed  with  the  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive "Olympic Spirit" license  plate  issued  pursuant  to
  this  section  shall be issued in the same manner as other number plates
  upon payment of the regular registration fee prescribed by section  four
  hundred  one  of  this  article;  provided,  however, that an additional
  annual service charge of twenty dollars shall be charged for each plate.
  Such service charge shall be transmitted  by  the  commissioner  to  the
  comptroller  for  deposit  into the United States Olympic Committee/Lake
  Placid Olympic Training Center Fund established by  section  eighty-four
  of the state finance law. Up to twenty percent of the moneys in the fund
  would  be  available  to  the department of motor vehicles to defray the
  costs of designing, producing,  the  availability  of  "Olympic  Spirit"
  license plates.

  S  404-oo. Deposit of service charges for distinctive license plates.
  Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this  chapter  or  of  any
  other  law,  the first six thousand dollars of service charges collected
  for issuance of distinctive license plates established pursuant to  this
  article  on  or  after  the  effective  date of this section and, unless
  otherwise specified, any amounts in excess of such six thousand dollars,
  shall be deposited to the credit of the  department  of  motor  vehicles
  distinctive  plate  development  fund  established  pursuant  to section
  ninety-five-g of the state  finance  law  and  shall  be  used  for  the
  production,  design,  advertising  and  distribution of such distinctive
  license plates established pursuant to this  article  on  or  after  the
  effective date of this section.

  * S 404-p. Distinctive   "Animal   Population  Control  Fund"  license
  plates.  1. On or after October first, nineteen hundred ninety-six,  any
  person  residing  in  this  state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  distinctive "Animal Population Control Fund" license plate of  a  design
  approved  by  the commissioner. Application for said license plate shall
  be  filed  with  the  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  A distinctive Animal Population Control Fund plate issued pursuant
  to this section shall be issued in  the  same  manner  as  other  number
  plates  upon  the  payment of the regular registration fee prescribed by
  section four hundred one of this  article  provided,  however,  that  an
  additional annual service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged
  for such plate. All monies received as annual service charges under this
  section  shall  be  deposited  to  the  credit  of the animal population
  control fund established pursuant  to  section  ninety-seven-xx  of  the
  state  finance  law,  and  shall  be  used for animal population control
  programs undertaken pursuant to section one hundred seventeen-a  of  the
  agriculture and markets law.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-p's

  * S 404-p.  Distinctive  plates  for  congressional  medal  of  honor
  recipients. 1. Any congressional medal of honor  recipient  residing  in
  this  state  shall,  upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the
  words "congressional medal of honor". Application for said license plate
  shall be filed with the commissioner in such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory  to the commissioner, that the applicant is a congressional
  medal of honor recipient.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates, provided,  however,  that  no
  registration fee or service charge shall be charged for such plate.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-p's

  * S 404-q. Distinctive  "drive  for the cure" license plates. 1. Any
  person  residing  in  this  state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  distinctive  "drive  for  the  cure" license plate in support of breast,
  prostate and testicular cancer research bearing the  phrase  "drive  for
  the  cure".  Application  for said license plate shall be filed with the
  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner   shall
  prescribe.
    2. A distinctive "drive for the cure" license plate issued pursuant to
  this  section  shall be issued in the same manner as other number plates
  upon the payment of the regular registration fee prescribed  by  section
  four  hundred one of this article, provided, however, that an additional
  annual service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged  for  such
  plate.  Twelve  dollars  and  fifty  cents from each twenty-five dollars
  received as annual service charges under this section shall be deposited
  to  the  credit  of  the  breast  cancer  research  and  education  fund
  established pursuant to section ninety-seven-yy of the state finance law
  and  shall  be  used  for  research  and  education  programs undertaken
  pursuant to section twenty-four hundred ten of the  public  health  law.
  Twelve dollars and fifty cents from each twenty-five dollars received as
  annual  service  charges  under  this  section shall be deposited to the
  credit of the prostate and testicular cancer research and education fund
  established pursuant to section ninety-seven-ccc of  the  state  finance
  law  and  shall  be  used for research and education programs undertaken
  pursuant to section ninety-seven-ccc of the state finance law. Provided,
  however that one year after the effective date of this section funds  in
  the  amount  of  six  thousand  dollars,  or  so  much thereof as may be
  available,  shall  be  allocated  to  the  department  to  offset  costs
  associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-q's

  * S  404-q. Distinctive  plates  for  the council on the arts. 1. Any
  person  residing  in  this  state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  distinctive  "Council on the Arts" license plate of a design approved by
  the commissioner. Application for said license plate shall be filed with
  the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    2.  A  distinctive  council  on the arts plate issued pursuant to this
  section shall be issued in the same manner as other number  plates  upon
  the  payment of the regular registration fees prescribed by section four
  hundred one of this  article;  provided,  however,  that  an  additional
  annual  service  charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such
  plate. All monies received as annual service charges under this  section
  shall  be  deposited  to  the  credit of the arts capital revolving fund
  established pursuant to section ninety-seven-z of the state finance law;
  provided, however, that one  year  after  the  effective  date  of  this
  section,  funds  in  the  amount  of  five  thousand dollars, or so much
  thereof as may be available shall be allocated from  such  fund  to  the
  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the  production of such
  license plate.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-q's

    * S 404-r. Distinctive "foreign organization" license plates. 1. The
  commissioner may issue special number plates bearing the words  "foreign
  organization"  to applicants of a foreign organization recognized by the
  United States. Applications for said license plate shall be  filed  with
  the  commissioner  in  said  form  and  detail as the commissioner shall
  prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
  satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant is an entity  of  a
  foreign government recognized by the United States before January first,
  nineteen  hundred  seventy-nine  without  diplomatic  relations with the
  United States. Such plates may be  issued  for  passenger  vehicles  and
  light  commercial  motor  vehicles  with  a manufacturers rated carrying
  capacity of one ton or less.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
  provided, however, that an additional annual service  charge  of  thirty
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.
    4.  Nothing  contained  herein shall require the issuance of a special
  number plate under this section unless  the  commissioner  is  satisfied
  that  the  aggregate amount of annual service charges collected pursuant
  to subdivision three of this section will be sufficient to  recover  the
  costs of the design and manufacture of such special number plates.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-r's

  * S 404-r. Distinctive plates for New York state licensed dentists who
  are  members  of  the New York State Dental Association. 1. Any New York
  state licensed dentist residing in this state who is a member of the New
  York State Dental Association as established  pursuant  to  chapter  six
  hundred eighty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-seven shall,
  upon  request,  be issued a license plate formatted at the discretion of
  the department bearing the letters "DDS" or "DMD" and the official  logo
  of  the  New  York State Dental Association. Such license plate need not
  contain the statue of liberty logo. If a distinctive plate is issued  to
  a  New  York  state  licensed  dentist  pursuant  to  this section, such
  distinctive plate shall not be issued to  the  spouse  of  such  member.
  Application  for  said  license  shall be filed with the commissioner in
  such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe, and  shall  be
  verified annually by the applicant.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant is presently a dentist licensed to practice in  the  state  of
  New York and a member of the New York State Dental Association.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this  article
  and  an  additional  annual  service  charge  of  thirty dollars. Twenty
  dollars from each thirty dollars  received  as  annual  service  charges
  under  this  section  shall be deposited to a fund for the credit of the
  Percy T. Phillips Educational Foundation of The Dental  Society  of  the
  State of New York, said fund established as a revolving fund pursuant to
  section  ninety-seven-www  of  the state finance law; provided, however,
  that one year after the effective date of this  section,  funds  in  the
  amount  of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available
  shall be allocated from such fund to  the  department  to  offset  costs
  associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-r's

   * S 404-s. Issuance  of distinctive "I Love New York" plates. 1. Any
  person  residing  in  this  state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  distinctive  "I  Love  New  York"  license  plate.  The  design  of such
  distinctive plate shall be developed by the commissioner in  cooperation
  with  the  commissioner  of  the  department of economic development and
  shall utilize the phrase "I Love  New  York",  and/or  a  representative
  logo,  in  a  manner  consistent with usage thereof by the department of
  economic development and tourist promotion agencies recognized  pursuant
  to section one hundred sixty-three of the economic development law.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article  provided,  however, that an additional annual service charge of
  fifteen dollars shall be charged for such  plate.  Such  service  charge
  shall  be  deposited  to  the  credit  of  the  department  of  economic
  development and shall be made available for services  and  expenses  for
  tourism  marketing as provided for in subdivision sixteen of section one
  hundred of the economic development  law  provided,  however,  that  the
  department  of  economic  development  shall reimburse the department an
  amount not to exceed six thousand dollars for costs associated with  the
  production of such plate.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-s's

  * S 404-s. Issuance of distinctive plates for agriculture. 1. On and
  after April first, two thousand two, any person residing in this  state,
  upon  filing  a  complete  application  and  paying a fee as provided in
  subdivision two of this section, shall be issued his or her choice of  a
  distinctive  license  plate  for  agriculture from those approved by the
  commissioner. Application for said license plate shall be filed with the
  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner   shall
  prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate for agriculture issued pursuant to this section
  shall  be  issued  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon the
  payment of the regular  registration  fee  prescribed  by  section  four
  hundred one of this article provided, however, that an additional annual
  service  charge  of twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plate.
  All moneys received as annual service charges under this  section  shall
  be  deposited  to  the credit of the "agriculture in the classroom fund"
  established pursuant to section ninety-seven-xxx of  the  state  finance
  law; and shall be used for agriculture in the classroom programs.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-s's

  * S 404-s. Distinctive  "drive  out diabetes" license plates. 1. Any
  person residing in this state shall upon request be issued a distinctive
  "drive out diabetes" license  plate  in  support  of  diabetes  research
  bearing  the  phrase  "drive out diabetes". Application for said license
  plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as
  the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article  provided,  however, that an additional annual service charge of
  twenty-five dollars  shall  be  charged  for  such  plates.  All  monies
  received  as  the  annual  service  charge  under  this section shall be
  deposited to the credit of  the  New  York  state  "drive  out  diabetes
  research   and   education   fund"   established   pursuant  to  section
  ninety-five-b of the state finance law and shall be  used  for  research
  and  education programs undertaken pursuant to article twenty-seven-H of
  the  public  health  law  as  redesignated  by  chapter   five   hundred
  eighty-four  of  the  laws  of  nineteen hundred eighty-eight. Provided,
  however that one year after the effective date of this section funds  in
  the amount of seven thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as
  may  be  available, shall be allocated to the department to offset costs
  associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-s's

    * S 404-s. Distinctive plates for the Saratoga national cemetery honor
  guard association. 1. Any member of the Saratoga national cemetery honor
  guard  association residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued
  a license plate bearing the logo of such association as  illustrated  by
  such  association's  shoulder  patch. Application for such license plate
  shall be filed with the commissioner in such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner  shall  prescribe,  and  shall  be verified annually by the
  applicant.
    2. A distinctive plate authorized by subdivision one of  this  section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant presently  is  an  active  member  of  the  Saratoga  national
  cemetery honor guard association.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article,  provided, however, that an additional annual service charge of
  fifteen dollars shall be charged for such plate. Provided, however, that
  one year after the effective date of this section funds in the amount of
  six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available,  shall  be
  allocated  to  the  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the
  production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-s's

  * S 404-t. Distinctive marine and coastal district of New York license
  plates.  1.  Any  person  residing in this state shall, upon request, be
  issued a distinctive marine and coastal district  of  New  York  license
  plate  in  support  of  conservation,  education,  and research projects
  relating to such district,  as  described  in  section  13-0103  of  the
  environmental  conservation  law.  The  design of such distinctive plate
  shall  be  developed  by  the  commissioner  in  consultation  with  the
  commissioner  of  the  department  of environmental conservation and the
  commissioner of the department of economic development. Application  for
  said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and
  detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article  provided,  however, that an additional annual service charge of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plate. All monies received
  for the  annual  service  charge  pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
  deposited  to  the credit of the marine and coastal district of New York
  conservation, education,  and  research  fund  established  pursuant  to
  section  ninety-five-c  of  the  state finance law and shall be used for
  conservation, education, and research projects approved  by  the  marine
  and  coastal  district of New York conservation, education, and research
  board established pursuant  to  section  13-0503  of  the  environmental
  conservation  law.  Provided, however, that one year after the effective
  date of this section, funds in the amount of six thousand dollars, or so
  much thereof as may be available, shall be allocated from such  fund  to
  the  department  to  offset costs associated with the production of such
  license plates.
    * NB There are 3 S 404-t's

  * S 404-t. Distinctive conserve habitat license plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
  "Conserve   Habitat"   license   plate  of  a  design  approved  by  the
  commissioner, after consultation with the commissioner of  environmental
  conservation. Application for said license plate shall be filed with the
  commissioner   in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    2. A distinctive  conserve  habitat  plate  issued  pursuant  to  this
  section  shall  be issued in the same manner as other number plates upon
  the payment of the regular registration fees prescribed by section  four
  hundred  one  of  this  article;  provided,  however, that an additional
  annual service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged  for  such
  plate.  Such service charge under this section shall be deposited to the
  credit  of  the  conservation  fund  established  pursuant  to   section
  eighty-three  of the state finance law; provided, however, that one year
  after the effective date of this section, funds up to a maximum  of  six
  thousand  dollars,  or  so  much  thereof  as may be available, shall be
  allocated from such fund to the department to  offset  costs  associated
  with the production of such license plate.
    * NB There are 3 S 404-t's

 * S 404-t. Distinctive "peace at home" license plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
  "peace  at  home" license plate of a design approved by the commissioner
  in support of domestic violence awareness  and  prevention.  Application
  for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form
  and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive "peace at home" license plate issued pursuant to this
  section  shall  be issued in the same manner as other number plates upon
  the payment of the regular registration fee prescribed by  section  four
  hundred  one  of  this  article,  provided,  however, that an additional
  annual service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged  for  such
  plate. Each twenty-five dollars received as annual service charges under
  this  section  shall be deposited to the credit of the domestic violence
  awareness fund established pursuant to section ninety-seven-yyy  of  the
  state  finance  law  and  shall  be  used for educational and prevention
  programs undertaken pursuant to article twenty-one of the executive law.
  Provided, however that one year after the effective date of this section
  funds in the amount of six thousand dollars, or so much thereof  as  may
  be  available,  shall  be  allocated  to  the department to offset costs
  associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 3 S 404-t's

 * S 404-u. Distinctive  "keep kids drug free" license plates. 1. Any
  person  residing  in  this  state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
  distinctive "keep kids drug free" license plate in support of youth drug
  prevention  and  treatment  programs. Application for such license plate
  shall be filed with the commissioner in such  form  and  detail  as  the
  commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  A  distinctive "keep kids drug free" license plate issued pursuant
  to this section shall be issued in  the  same  manner  as  other  number
  plates  upon  the  payment of the regular registration fee prescribed by
  section four hundred one of this article,  provided,  however,  that  an
  additional annual service charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged
  for  such  plate.  The  additional service charge of twenty-five dollars
  shall be deposited to  the  credit  of  the  office  of  alcoholism  and
  substance  abuse  services  and  shall be used to support programs which
  seek to reduce alcoholism and substance abuse among the youth population
  in New York state through prevention  and/or  treatment.  Such  deposits
  shall  not  be used to replace, offset, or supplant any existing funding
  streams which  aid  the  office,  but  shall  be  in  addition  thereto.
  Provided,  however,  that  one  year  after  the  effective date of this
  section, funds in the amount  of  five  thousand  dollars,  or  so  much
  thereof  as  may  be  available, shall be allocated to the department to
  offset costs associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S404-u's

  * S 404-u. Distinctive "national multiple sclerosis society" license
  plates. 1. Any person residing in this state  shall,  upon  request,  be
  issued  a  distinctive  license  plate  in support of multiple sclerosis
  research bearing the phrase "national multiple sclerosis society".
    2. An application for such license  plate  shall  be  filed  with  the
  commissioner   in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other  number  plates  upon  the  payment  of  the
  regular  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this
  article; provided, however, that an additional annual service charge  of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plates.
    4.  Each  twenty-five  dollars  received  as the annual service charge
  under this section shall be deposited to the  credit  of  the  New  York
  state "multiple sclerosis research fund" established pursuant to section
  ninety-five-d  of  the  state finance law and shall be used for research
  programs undertaken pursuant  to  section  ninety-five-d  of  the  state
  finance  law.  Provided, however, that one year after the effective date
  of this section, funds in the amount of five  thousand  dollars,  or  so
  much  thereof  as may be available, shall be allocated from such fund to
  the department to offset costs associated with the  production  of  such
  license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-u's

 * S 404-u. Distinctive  gift  of  life license plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state  shall  upon  request  be  issued  a  distinctive
  license  plate bearing the words "Life Pass It On". Application for said
  license plates shall be filed with the commissioner  in  such  form  and
  detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  Any  distinctive  plate  issued  pursuant to this section shall be
  issued in the same manner as other number plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article  provided,  however, that an additional annual service charge of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plate. Twenty  dollars  of
  each such twenty-five dollar annual service charge shall be deposited to
  the  credit  of the "life pass it on trust fund" established pursuant to
  section ninety-five-d of the state finance law and  shall  be  used  for
  research  and education programs approved by the commissioner of health.
  Provided, however that  one  year  after  the  effective  date  of  this
  section,  funds  in  the  amount  of  five  thousand dollars, or so much
  thereof as may be available, shall be allocated  to  the  department  to
  offset costs associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-u's

 * S 404-u. Distinctive  "Erie  canal"  license plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
  "Erie  canal"  license  plate  of a design approved by the commissioner.
  Application for said license plate shall be filed with the  commissioner
  in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  A  distinctive  "Erie canal" license plate issued pursuant to this
  section shall be issued in the same manner as other number  plates  upon
  payment  of  the  regular  registration  fee  prescribed by section four
  hundred one of this article and an additional annual service  charge  of
  twenty-five  dollars.  Twenty  dollars  from  each  twenty-five  dollars
  received as annual service charges under this section shall be deposited
  to the credit of the Erie canal museum fund, established as a  revolving
  fund  pursuant  to  section  ninety-seven-cccc of the state finance law.
  Provided, however, that one  year  after  the  effective  date  of  this
  section,  funds  in  the  amount  of  five  thousand dollars, or so much
  thereof as may be available, shall be allocated from such  fund  to  the
  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the  production of such
  license plates.
    * NB There are 4 S 404-u's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive  plates for water rescue team members. 1. Any
  member of a water rescue team shall, upon request, be issued  a  license
  plate  bearing  the  emblem and words "New York State" on the top of the
  license plate and "Water Rescue" on the bottom of the license  plate.  A
  dive  flag  shall  be  included  on  the  face of the distinctive plate.
  Application for said license plate shall be filed with the  commissioner
  in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall be
  verified annually by the applicant.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant is presently an active member of a water rescue team and shall
  be surrendered upon the separation from a water rescue team.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
  provided,   however,   that  an  additional  annual  service  charge  of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plate. Such annual service
  charge shall be deposited to the credit of  the  New  York  state  water
  rescue  team awareness and research fund established pursuant to section
  ninety-five-f of the state finance law and shall be used for water  team
  rescue  awareness and research projects approved by the office of parks,
  recreation and historic preservation. Provided, however, that  one  year
  after  the  effective  date  of this section funds in the amount of five
  thousand dollars, or so much thereof  as  may  be  available,  shall  be
  allocated  to  the  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the
  production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive plates for the United States Naval Armed Guard.
  1.  Any  honorably  discharged  member  of the United States Naval Armed
  Guard residing in this state shall, upon request, be  issued  a  license
  plate bearing the words "United States Naval Armed Guard", or such other
  phrase as the commissioner shall designate showing the registrant served
  in  the  United  States  Naval Armed Guard. Application for such license
  plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as
  the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  The distinctive plate authorized pursuant to this section shall be
  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the  applicant
  is an honorably discharged veteran who served in the United States Naval
  Armed Guard.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
  provided, however, that an additional one-time  service  charge  of  ten
  dollars  shall  be  charged  for such plate. Provided, however, that one
  year after the effective date of this section funds  in  the  amount  of
  five  thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available, shall be
  allocated from such funds to the department to offset  costs  associated
  with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive plates for the arts and cultural institutions
  and museums. 1. Any person residing in this state shall,  upon  request,
  be issued a distinctive New York state cultural institutions and museums
  license  plate of a design approved by the commissioner. Application for
  such license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and
  detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2. A distinctive New York  state  cultural  institutions  and  museums
  plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued in the same manner
  as other number plates upon the payment of the regular registration fees
  prescribed  by  section  four  hundred  one  of  this article; provided,
  however, that an additional annual service charge of twenty-five dollars
  shall be charged for such plate. Fifteen dollars from  each  twenty-five
  dollars  received  as annual service charges under this section shall be
  deposited to the credit of the arts capital revolving  fund  established
  pursuant  to  section ninety-seven-z of the state finance law; provided,
  however, that one year after the effective date of this  section,  funds
  in  the  amount  of  five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be
  available shall be allocated from such fund to the department to  offset
  costs associated with the production of such license plate.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive  plates  for  members of the Eighth Air Force
  Historical Society. 1. Any member of the  Eighth  Air  Force  Historical
  Society  residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a license
  plate bearing the words "Eighth Air Force". Application for said license
  plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as
  the commissioner shall prescribe.
    2.  The  distinctive  plate authorized in this section shall be issued
  upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the  applicant  is  a
  member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article,  provided, however, that an additional annual service charge of
  fifteen dollars shall be charged for such  plate.  Such  annual  service
  charge  shall  be  deposited  to  the  credit  of  the  Eighth Air Force
  Historical Society fund established pursuant to section ninety-five-f of
  the state finance  law  and  shall  be  used  for  veterans'  counseling
  services  provided  by  local  veterans'  service  agencies  pursuant to
  section three  hundred  fifty-seven  of  the  executive  law  under  the
  direction  of the division of veterans' affairs. Provided, however, that
  one year after the effective date of this section funds in the amount of
  five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be available, shall  be
  allocated  to  the  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the
  production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Issuance of distinctive "Discover Queens" license plates.
  1.  Any person residing in this state shall, upon request, be  issued  a
  distinctive   "Discover  Queens"  license  plate.  The  design  of  such
  distinctive plate shall be developed by the commissioner in  cooperation
  with  the Queens Tourism Council, a not-for-profit corporation organized
  and operated under the laws of this state, and  recognized  pursuant  to
  section  one  hundred  sixty-three  of the economic development law, and
  shall utilize the trademarked "Discover Queens" logo,  as  well  as  any
  other language or information appropriate to the promotion of tourism in
  the Borough of Queens.
    2.  A  distinctive  "Discover  Queens"  plate  issued pursuant to this
  section shall be issued in the same manner as other number  plates  upon
  the  payment of the regular registration fees prescribed by section four
  hundred one of this  article;  provided,  however,  that  an  additional
  annual  service  charge of twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such
  plate. Each twenty-five dollars received as annual service charges under
  this section shall be deposited to the credit  of  the  New  York  state
  "Discover  Queens  fund" established pursuant to section ninety-seven-aa
  of the state finance  law  and  shall  be  used  for  tourism  promotion
  projects  pursuant  to such section ninety-seven-aa within the county of
  Queens.
    3. Provided, however, that one year after the effective date  of  this
  section,  funds  in  the  amount  of  five  thousand dollars, or so much
  thereof as may be available, shall be allocated from such  fund  to  the
  department  to  offset  costs  associated  with  the  production of such
  license plates.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive autism awareness license plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
  license  plate  in  support of autism awareness and research bearing the
  phrase "Autism Society of America" and  any  other  phrases  and  design
  approved  by the commissioner in consultation with the Autism Society of
  America.
    2. An application for such license  plate  shall  be  filed  with  the
  commissioner   in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other  number  plates  upon  the  payment  of  the
  regular  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this
  article; provided, however, that an additional annual service charge  of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plates.
    4.  Each  twenty-five  dollars  received  as the annual service charge
  under this section shall be deposited to the  credit  of  the  New  York
  state autism awareness and research fund established pursuant to section
  ninety-five-e  of  the  state finance law and shall be used for research
  programs undertaken pursuant  to  section  ninety-five-e  of  the  state
  finance  law.  Provided, however, that one year after the effective date
  of this section, funds in the amount of five  thousand  dollars,  or  so
  much  thereof  as may be available, shall be allocated from such fund to
  the department to offset costs associated with the  production  of  such
  license  plates  except  that no such funds shall be so allocated if the
  department has received funds for such purpose from the  Autism  Society
  of America.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-v. Distinctive  "Love  your  library"  plates. 1. Any person
  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
  "Love   your  library"  license  plate  of  a  design  approved  by  the
  commissioner. Application for said license plate shall be filed with the
  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner   shall
  prescribe.
    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner  as  other  number  plates upon the payment of the
  regular registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of  this
  article  provided,  however, that an additional annual service charge of
  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for such plate. All moneys received
  as annual service charges under this section shall be deposited  to  the
  credit  of  the  love  your library fund established pursuant to section
  ninety-nine-l of the state finance law; and shall be  used  for  library
  related  programs  and  resources  authorized  by  the  commissioner  of
  education. Provided, however, that one year after the effective date  of
  this  section,  funds  in the amount of six thousand dollars, or so much
  thereof as may be available, shall be allocated  to  the  department  to
  offset costs associated with the production of such license plates.
    * NB There are 7 S 404-v's

  * S 404-w. Distinctive plates for war on terror veterans. 1. Any war
  on terror veteran residing in this state shall, upon request, be  issued
  a  license  plate bearing the words "War on Terror veteran". Application
  for said license plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form
  and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.  For  purposes  of  this
  section, a "war on terror" veteran shall mean:
    (a)  a  person  who served in the armed forces of the United States in
  the hostilities that occurred in the Persian Gulf from the eleventh  day
  of  September, two thousand one, to the end of such hostilities, who was
  discharged therefrom under other than dishonorable conditions; or
    (b) a person who served in the armed forces of the  United  States  in
  the  hostilities  that  occurred in Afghanistan from the eleventh day of
  September, two thousand one, to the end of  such  hostilities,  who  was
  discharged therefrom under other than dishonorable conditions.
    2.  The  distinctive  plate authorized by this section shall be issued
  upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the  applicant  is  a
  war on terror veteran.
    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
  registration fee prescribed by section four  hundred  of  this  article,
  provided,  however,  that  an  additional one-time service charge of ten
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-w's

  * S 404-w. Distinctive  plates  for  Persian  Gulf  veterans. 1. Any
  Persian Gulf veteran or the spouse  of  any  such  veteran  shall,  upon
  request,  be  issued  a  license  plate  bearing the words "Persian Gulf
  Veteran". If a distinctive plate is issued to a veteran pursuant to this
  section, such a distinctive plate shall not be issued to the  spouse  of
  such  veteran.    Application for said license plate shall be filed with
  the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
  prescribe.
    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is a Persian Gulf veteran.
    3. For the purposes of this section, "Persian Gulf veteran" shall mean
  a person who is a resident of this state, who served in the armed forces
  of the United States in the hostilities that  occurred  in  the  Persian
  Gulf  from  the second day of August, nineteen hundred ninety to the end
  of such hostilities, and were honorably discharged from the military.
    4. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
  registration  fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article
  provided, however, that an additional one time  service  charge  of  ten
  dollars shall be charged for such plate.
    5.  Nothing  contained  herein shall require the issuance of a special
  number plate under this section unless  the  commissioner  is  satisfied
  that  the  aggregate amount of annual service charges collected pursuant
  to subdivision four of this section will be sufficient  to  recover  the
  costs of the design and manufacture of such special plates.
    * NB There are 2 S 404-w's

Top of Page

Vehicle and Traffic Law - Table of Contents

VTL Index | Article Index | Violation Guide | License Guide | Popular Articles | Search Phrases
Title 1 | Title 2 | Title 3 | Title 4 |Title 5 | Title 6 |Title 7 | Title 8 | Title 9 | Title 10 | Title 11 | Title 12 | 01 | 02 | 2A | 2B | 03 | 3A | 04 | 05 | 5A | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 |11 | 12 | 12a | 12b | 12c | 13 | 14 | 14A | 14B | 15 | 15A | 16 | 17 | 17A | 17A* | 17B | 17C | 18 | 19 | 19A | 19B | 20 | 21 | 21A | 21B | 21C | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 34A | 34B | 34C | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 44A | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 48A | 48B | 48C | 49 | 50

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this site is accurate and current, readers should consult with a qualified attorney before acting on any such information. No liability is assumed by YPDcrime.com for any losses suffered directly or indirectly by any person relying on the information because its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.