Bill Text: NY S03375 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates the New York state veterans remembrance license plate; provides that any proceeds shall go to the credit of the veterans remembrance and cemetery maintenance operation fund.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-06 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03375 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03375-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3375
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 6, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating the
          New York state veterans remembrance license plate
          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 plates for the New York  state  veterans  remem-
     4  brance.  1.  Any  veteran  or the spouse of any such veteran shall, upon
     5  request, be issued a license  plate  bearing  the  words  "NYS  Veterans
     6  Remembrance".  If a distinctive plate is issued to a veteran pursuant to
     7  this section, such a distinctive plate shall not be issued to the spouse
     8  of such veteran.  Application for such license plate shall be filed with
     9  the commissioner in such form  and  detail  as  the  commissioner  shall
    10  prescribe.
    11    2. The distinctive plate authorized in subdivision one of this section
    12  shall  be  issued upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the
    13  applicant or the spouse of the applicant is a veteran.
    14    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    15  in the same manner as other number plates upon the payment of the  regu-
    16  lar  registration  fee  prescribed  by  section four hundred one of this
    17  article; provided, however, that an additional annual service charge  of
    18  twenty-five  dollars  shall  be  charged  for  such  plates. Such annual
    19  service charge shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of  section
    20  four hundred four-oo of this article, to the credit of the department of
    21  motor vehicles distinctive plate development fund established by section
    22  ninety-five-g  of  the  state  finance  law,  and  shall be used for the
    23  production, design, advertising and  marketing  of  distinctive  license
    24  plates  pursuant  to such section ninety-five-g; provided, however, that
    25  annual service charges collected in excess of six thousand dollars shall
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04834-01-9

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     1  be deposited to the credit of  the  veterans  remembrance  and  cemetery
     2  maintenance  operation  fund  and  shall  be used for furtherance of the
     3  maintenance and operation of  state  veterans  cemeteries,  pursuant  to
     4  section ninety-seven-mmmm of the state finance law.
     5    §  2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff of
     6  the vehicle and traffic law as added by section one of  this  act  shall
     7  only  be  designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to the depart-
     8  ment of motor vehicles of a surety bond in the amount  of  six  thousand
     9  dollars,  which  shall be executed by a surety company authorized by the
    10  department of financial services to transact  business  in  this  state.
    11  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    12  received  prior  to  plate  design, production and issuance at least two
    13  hundred orders for such distinctive plate together with  the  additional
    14  annual  service  charge  applicable  to  each such order, which shall be
    15  non-refundable, no such surety bond shall be required. All such  service
    16  charges  shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of section 404-oo
    17  of the vehicle and traffic law to the credit of the department of  motor
    18  vehicles  distinctive plate development fund established by section 95-g
    19  of the state finance law and shall be used for the  design,  production,
    20  advertising and distribution of distinctive license plates in accordance
    21  with such section 95-g.
    22    2.  If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which
    23  distinctive plates in the  series  are  first  available  for  sale  two
    24  hundred  or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant
    25  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    26  such plates are sold by such time, such department shall be entitled  to
    27  recover against the bond in an amount proportionate to such shortfall.
    28    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    29  section one of this act shall take effect on the one  hundred  eightieth
    30  day  after it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addi-
    31  tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
    32  the  implementation  of this act on its effective date are authorized to
    33  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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