Bill Text: NY S04187 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the creation and issuance of a distinctive 4-H member license plate and sets up a 4-H foundation fund for excess monies to be deposited.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04187 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04187-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4187
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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
          "4-H member" distinctive license plate; and to amend the state finance
          law, in relation to establishing the 4-H foundation 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 4-H member license plates. 1. Any person  resid-
     4  ing  in  this  state  shall,  upon request, be issued a distinctive "4-H
     5  member" license plate.   Application for such  license  plate  shall  be
     6  filed  with the commissioner in such form and detail as the commissioner
     7  shall prescribe.
     8    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     9  in the same manner as other number plates upon the payment of the  regu-
    10  lar  registration  fee  prescribed  by  section four hundred one of this
    11  article; provided, however, that an additional annual service charge  of
    12  twenty-five  dollars  shall  be  charged  for  such  plates. Such annual
    13  service charge shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of  section
    14  four hundred four-oo of this article, to the credit of the department of
    15  motor vehicles distinctive plate development fund established by section
    16  ninety-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 six thousand dollars shall
    20  be deposited to the credit of the New York 4-H foundation and  shall  be
    21  used   for   furtherance   of  the  4-H  program,  pursuant  to  section
    22  ninety-six-a of the state finance law.
    23    § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 96-a  to
    24  read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01227-01-9

        S. 4187                             2
     1    §  96-a.  The  4-H foundation fund. 1. There is hereby established, in
     2  the joint custody of the commissioner of taxation and  finance  and  the
     3  comptroller, a special fund to be known as the 4-H foundation fund.
     4    2.  Such  fund  shall consist of all revenues received pursuant to the
     5  provisions of section four hundred four-ff of the  vehicle  and  traffic
     6  law  and all other moneys appropriated, credited, or transferred thereto
     7  from any other fund or source pursuant to law.    Nothing  contained  in
     8  this  section  shall  prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts, or
     9  bequests for the purposes of the fund, as defined in this  section,  and
    10  depositing them into the fund according to law.
    11    3.  Monies  of  the  fund  shall  be expended only for the benefit and
    12  programs of the 4-H foundation.
    13    4. Monies shall be payable from the fund on the audit and  warrant  of
    14  the  comptroller  on vouchers approved and certified by the commissioner
    15  of agriculture and markets.
    16    5. To the extent possible, the commissioner of agriculture and markets
    17  shall ensure that all monies received during a fiscal year are  expended
    18  prior to the end of that fiscal year.
    19    § 3. 1.  A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff of
    20  the  vehicle and traffic law, as added by section one of this act, shall
    21  only be designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to  the  depart-
    22  ment  of  motor  vehicles of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand
    23  dollars, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized  by  the
    24  department  of  financial  services  to transact business in this state.
    25  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    26  received prior to the plate design, production and issuance of at  least
    27  two  hundred  orders  for such distinctive plate together with the addi-
    28  tional annual service charge applicable to each such order, which  shall
    29  be  non-refundable,  no  such  surety  bond  shall be required. All such
    30  service charges shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of section
    31  404-oo of the vehicle and traffic law to the credit of the department of
    32  motor vehicles distinctive plate development fund established by section
    33  95-g of the state  finance  law  and  shall  be  used  for  the  design,
    34  production,  advertising  and distribution of distinctive license plates
    35  in accordance with such section 95-g.
    36    2. If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon  which
    37  distinctive  plates  in  the  series  are  first  available for sale two
    38  hundred or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered  pursuant
    39  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    40  such  plates  are  sold  by  such time, the department of motor vehicles
    41  shall be entitled to recover against the bond in an amount proportionate
    42  to such shortfall.
    43    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    44  sections  one and three of this act shall take effect on the one hundred
    45  eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided  further,  that
    46  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    47  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    48  tive  date  are  authorized  and directed to be made and completed on or
    49  before such effective date.
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