Bill Text: NY S04228 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes the issuance of "I Support Music Education" distinctive plates to benefit the NY summer school for the arts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - PRINT NUMBER 4228A [S04228 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04228-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  "I  Support
          Music Education" distinctive plates
          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 "I Support Music Education" license plates. 1.
     4  Any person residing in this state  shall,  upon  request,  be  issued  a
     5  distinctive  license  plate  bearing  the phrase "I Support Music Educa-
     6  tion". Application for said  license  plate  shall  be  filed  with  the
     7  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 plates.
    14    3. Each twenty-five dollars received  as  the  annual  service  charge
    15  under  this  section  shall be donated to the New York Summer School for
    16  the Arts.
    17    § 2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff  of
    18  the  vehicle and traffic law shall only be designed, produced and issued
    19  upon the delivery to the department of motor vehicles of a  surety  bond
    20  in  the  amount  of  six  thousand dollars, which shall be executed by a
    21  surety company authorized by the department  of  financial  services  to
    22  transact  business in this state. Provided, however, that if the commis-
    23  sioner of motor vehicles shall have  received  prior  to  plate  design,
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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