Bill Text: NY S04603 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to establishing distinctive "Women Veterans" plates and the women veterans support fund; establishes that moneys of the fund will be used for women veteran homelessness, counseling and other programs that support women veterans.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04603 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04603-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 15, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  BAILEY, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          distinctive  "Women  Veterans"  license plates; and to amend the state
          finance law, in relation to establishing the "women  veterans  support
          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 "Women Veterans" license plates. 1. Any person
     4  residing in this state shall, upon  request,  be  issued  a  distinctive
     5  "Women Veterans" license plate of a design approved by the commissioner.
     6  Application  for  said  license  plate  shall be filed with the form and
     7  detail as the commissioner 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 plate. Such additional
    13  service charge shall be deposited pursuant to section four hundred four-
    14  oo of this article to the credit of the  department  of  motor  vehicles
    15  distinctive plate development fund, established by section ninety-five-g
    16  of  the state finance law, and shall be used for the production, design,
    17  advertising and marketing of distinctive number plates; provided, howev-
    18  er, that additional annual service charges collected in  excess  of  six
    19  thousand  dollars shall be deposited to the credit of the women veterans
    20  support fund established pursuant to section ninety-five-j of the  state
    21  finance law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 4603                             2
     1    §  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 95-j to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 95-j. Women veterans support fund. 1. There is hereby established in
     4  the  joint  custody  of the commissioner of taxation and finance and the
     5  comptroller, a special fund to be known as the "women  veterans  support
     6  fund".
     7    2. Such fund shall consist of all moneys collected pursuant to section
     8  four  hundred  four-ff  of  the  vehicle  and traffic law, and all other
     9  moneys appropriated, credited or transferred thereto from any other fund
    10  or source pursuant to law.
    11    3. Moneys of the fund shall be expended by the New York state division
    12  of veterans' affairs' women veterans' services.  These  funds  shall  be
    13  used for women veterans homelessness, counseling and other programs that
    14  support women veterans.
    15    §  3. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff of
    16  the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section one of this act,  shall
    17  only  be  designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to the depart-
    18  ment of motor vehicles of a surety bond in the amount  of  six  thousand
    19  dollars,  which  shall be executed by a surety company authorized by the
    20  department of financial services to transact  business  in  this  state.
    21  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    22  received prior to the plate design, production and issuance at least two
    23  hundred  orders  for such distinctive plate together with the additional
    24  annual service charge applicable to each  such  order,  which  shall  be
    25  non-refundable,  no such surety bond shall be required. All such service
    26  charges shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of section  404-oo
    27  of  the vehicle and traffic law to the credit of the department of motor
    28  vehicles distinctive plate development fund established by section  95-g
    29  of  the  state finance law and shall be used for the design, production,
    30  advertising and distribution of distinctive license plates in accordance
    31  with such section 95-g.
    32    2. If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon  which
    33  distinctive  plates  in  the  series  are  first available for sale, two
    34  hundred or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered  pursuant
    35  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    36  such  plates  are  sold  by  such time, the department of motor vehicles
    37  shall be entitled to recover against the bond an amount proportionate to
    38  such shortfall.
    39    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    40  it shall have become a law; provided, however,  that  section  three  of
    41  this  act shall take effect immediately; provided further, however, that
    42  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    43  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    44  tive date are authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or
    45  before such effective date.