N.Y. Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 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 § 401 (Registration of motor vehicles)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 § 401 (Registration of motor vehicles)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.

Source: Section 404-J — Registration and issuance of special number plates for veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/VAT/404-J (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

401
Registration of motor vehicles
401‑A
In-transit permits
401‑B
Registration of tow trucks
402
Distinctive number
402‑A
Facsimile license plates
402‑B
Obscured and obstructed license plates
403
Number plates continued
403‑A
Temporary indicia of registration
403‑B
Sales of special number or distinctive license plates by certain dealers
404
Issuance of special number plates
404‑A
Registration of motor vehicles of severely disabled persons
404‑AA
Distinctive plates for members of the Catholic War Veterans of America
404‑B
Distinctive plates for volunteer firefighters
404‑BB
Distinctive Cystic Fibrosis Foundation license plates
404‑C
Distinctive plates for former prisoners of war
404‑CC
Distinctive “Cure Childhood Cancer” plates
404‑D
Distinctive plates for members of the organized militia and reserve
404‑DD
Distinctive plates for members of AMVETS
404‑DD*2
Mental illness anti-stigma license plates
404‑E
Distinctive plates for purple heart recipients
404‑EE
Distinctive “West Indian American Day Carnival” license plates
404‑EE*2
Distinctive Down’s syndrome awareness license plates
404‑EE*3
Distinctive “September eleventh, two thousand one remembrance” license plates
404‑EE*4
Distinctive “Jamaican bobsled team” number plates
404‑F
Distinctive plates for members of volunteer ambulance services
404‑G
Distinctive plates bearing the words “Birthplace of Baseball”
404‑H
Distinctive plates for members of the Jewish War Veterans of America
404‑I
Distinctive plates for gold star mothers
404‑J
Registration and issuance of special number plates for veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack
404‑K
Distinctive plates for Marine Corps League members
404‑L
Distinctive regional design plates
404‑M
Distinctive license plates commemorating the World University Games
404‑N
Issuance of distinctive conservation plates
404‑O
Distinctive “Olympic Spirit” license plates
404‑OO
Deposit of service charges for distinctive license plates
404‑P
Distinctive “Animal Population Control Fund” license plates
404‑P*2
Distinctive plates for congressional medal of honor recipients
404‑Q
Distinctive “drive for the cure” license plates
404‑Q*2
Distinctive plates for the council on the arts
404‑R
Distinctive “foreign organization” license plates
404‑R*2
Distinctive plates for New York state licensed dentists who are members of the New York State Dental Association
404‑S
Issuance of distinctive “I Love New York” plates
404‑S*2
Issuance of distinctive plates for agriculture
404‑S*3
Distinctive “drive out diabetes” license plates
404‑S*4
Distinctive plates for the Saratoga national cemetery honor guard association
404‑T
Distinctive marine and coastal district of New York license plates
404‑T*2
Distinctive conserve habitat license plates
404‑T*3
Distinctive “peace at home” license plates
404‑U
Distinctive “keep kids drug free” license plates
404‑U*2
Distinctive “national multiple sclerosis society” license plates
404‑U*3
Distinctive gift of life license plates
404‑U*4
Distinctive “Erie canal” license plates
404‑V
Distinctive plates for water rescue team members
404‑V*2
Distinctive plates for the United States Naval Armed Guard
404‑V*3
Distinctive plates for the arts and cultural institutions and museums
404‑V*4
Distinctive plates for members of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society
404‑V*5
Issuance of distinctive “Discover Queens” license plates
404‑V*6
Distinctive autism awareness license plates
404‑V*7
Distinctive “Love your library” plates
404‑W
Distinctive plates for war on terror veterans
404‑W*2
Distinctive plates for Persian Gulf veterans
404‑X
Distinctive “Ducks Unlimited” license plates
404‑Y
Distinctive plates for veterans of the Iraq War and veterans of the Afghanistan War
404‑Y*2
Distinctive “Appalachian Trail” license plates
404‑Y*3
Distinctive plates for members of the Kiwanis International
404‑Y*4
Distinctive plates for conspicuous service cross recipients
404‑Y*5
Distinctive lupus awareness license plates
404‑Y*6
Distinctive sickle cell disease awareness license plates
404‑Z
Distinctive “Elks Association” license plates

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 404-J’s source at nysenate​.gov

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