Bill Text: NY S04019 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to issue "Jamaican bobsled team" distinctive plates.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-12-28 - SIGNED CHAP.472 [S04019 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S04019-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 1, 2017
        Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
          mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
          Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          a distinctive "Jamaican bobsled team" number 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-ee to read as follows:
     3    §  404-ee.  Distinctive  "Jamaican bobsled team" number plates. 1. Any
     4  person residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a  distinc-
     5  tive  "Jamaican  bobsled team" license plate of a design approved by the
     6  commissioner.  Application for said license plate shall  be  filed  with
     7  the  commissioner  in  such  form  and  detail as the commissioner shall
     8  prescribe.
     9    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    10  in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
    11  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article,
    12  provided,  however,  that an additional annual service charge of twenty-
    13  five dollars shall be charged for such plate.
    14    § 2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ee  of
    15  the  vehicle  and  traffic law as added by section one of this act shall
    16  only be designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to  the  depart-
    17  ment  of  motor  vehicles of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand
    18  dollars, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized  by  the
    19  department  of  financial  services  to transact business in this state.
    20  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    21  received prior to plate design, production and  issuance  at  least  two
    22  hundred  orders  for such distinctive plate together with the additional
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 4019--A                          2
     1  annual service charge applicable to each  such  order,  which  shall  be
     2  non-refundable,  no  such  surety  bond  shall  be required. All service
     3  charges collected pursuant to this section shall be  deposited  pursuant
     4  to  the  provisions  of section 404-oo of the vehicle and traffic law to
     5  the credit of the department of motor vehicles distinctive plate  devel-
     6  opment  fund  established  by  section 95-g of the state finance law and
     7  shall be used for the design, production, advertising  and  distribution
     8  of distinctive license plates in accordance with such section 95-g.
     9    2.  If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which
    10  distinctive plates in the  series  are  first  available  for  sale  two
    11  hundred  or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant
    12  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    13  such plates are sold by such time,  the  department  of  motor  vehicles
    14  shall be entitled to recover against the bond in an amount proportionate
    15  to such shortfall.
    16    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    17  section one of this act shall take effect on the one  hundred  eightieth
    18  day  after  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addi-
    19  tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
    20  the  implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and
    21  directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.