Bill Text: NY S00855 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the issuance of distinctive license plates bearing the words "Cure Childhood Cancer"; provides for the annual service charge to be deposited into the department of motor vehicles distinctive plate development fund and the excess of four thousand dollars to be deposited to the credit of the cure childhood cancer trust fund; establishes the "cure childhood cancer trust fund".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00855 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00855-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta-
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
          the  issuance  of  license  plates  bearing  the words "Cure Childhood
          Cancer"; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establish-
          ing the cure childhood cancer trust fund
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 404-ff to read as follows:
     3    § 404-ff. Distinctive "Cure Childhood Cancer" plates. 1.   Any  person
     4  residing  in this state shall upon request be issued a distinctive plate
     5  bearing the words "Cure Childhood Cancer".  Application for such  plates
     6  shall  be  filed  with  the  commissioner in such form and detail as the
     7  commissioner shall prescribe.
     8    2. Any distinctive plate issued pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
     9  issued in the same manner as other number plates upon the payment of the
    10  regular  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this
    11  article provided, however, that an additional annual service  charge  of
    12  fifty  dollars  shall  be  charged for such plate.   Such annual service
    13  charge shall be deposited pursuant to the  provisions  of  section  four
    14  hundred four-oo of this article to the credit of the department of motor
    15  vehicles distinctive plate development fund established by section nine-
    16  ty-five-g  of  the  state  finance  law,  and  shall  be  used  for  the
    17  production, design, advertising and  marketing  of  distinctive  license
    18  plates  pursuant  to such section ninety-five-g; provided, however, that
    19  annual service charges collected in  excess  of  four  thousand  dollars
    20  shall  be  deposited  to  the credit of the "cure childhood cancer trust
    21  fund" established  pursuant  to  section  ninety-nine-ff  of  the  state
    22  finance  law  and shall be used for childhood cancer research and educa-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 855                              2
     1  tion projects approved by the  commissioner  of  health  or  to  provide
     2  grants to state university of New York health science centers or univer-
     3  sity  hospitals  for the purpose of researching and promoting a cure for
     4  childhood cancer, pursuant to such section ninety-nine-ff.
     5    § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-ff to
     6  read as follows:
     7    §  99-ff.  Cure childhood cancer trust fund. 1. There is hereby estab-
     8  lished in the joint custody of the commissioner of taxation and  finance
     9  and  the  comptroller, a special fund to be known as the "cure childhood
    10  cancer trust fund".
    11    2. Such fund shall consist of all revenues received  pursuant  to  the
    12  provisions  of  section  four hundred four-ff of the vehicle and traffic
    13  law and all other moneys appropriated, credited or  transferred  thereto
    14  from any other fund or source pursuant to law. Nothing contained in this
    15  section shall prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts or bequests
    16  for  the  purposes of the fund as defined in this section and depositing
    17  them into the fund according to law.
    18    3. Monies of the fund shall be expended  for  pediatric  cancer  care,
    19  treatment  and  wellness  to include, but not be limited to physical and
    20  occupational therapy,  art  therapy,  counseling,  research  grants  and
    21  educational  projects. Such funds will be expended through a grant proc-
    22  ess created by and on the recommendation of the commissioner  of  health
    23  to  integrative  medical  facilities,  state of New York health centers,
    24  university hospitals  or  community-based  not-for-profit  organizations
    25  that operate childhood cancer awareness and support programs.
    26    4.  Monies  shall  be payable from the fund on vouchers recommended by
    27  the commissioner of health, after audit and approval by the state  comp-
    28  troller and office of the attorney general.
    29    5.  To the extent practicable, the commissioner of health shall ensure
    30  that all monies received during a fiscal year are expended prior to  the
    31  end of that fiscal year.
    32    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    33  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
    34  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
    35  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
    36  authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
    37  effective date.