1. Any veteran of the Iraq War or the Afghanistan War residing in this state or the
spouse of any such veteran shall, upon request, be issued a license plate bearing
the words “Veteran of the Iraq War” or “Veteran of the Afghanistan War”. 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 plates 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 veteran of the Iraq War or the Afghanistan War.
3. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following
(a) “Veteran of the Iraq War” 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 Iraq from the sixteenth day
of October, two thousand two to the end of such hostilities who was discharged therefrom
under other than dishonorable conditions; and
(b) “Veteran of the Afghanistan War” 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 Afghanistan from the seventh
day of October, two thousand one to the end of such hostilities who was discharged
therefrom under other than dishonorable conditions.
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.
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