Bill Text: NY S06049 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes distinctive electric vehicle license plates and makes them available to residents of the state for people who own or lease a 100 percent electric vehicle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S06049 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06049-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 16, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 establishing
          distinctive "100 Percent Electric Vehicle" license 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. 1. Any person who owns or leases a car running  one  hundred
     4  percent  on  electricity  residing in this state shall, upon request, be
     5  issued a distinctive "100 Percent Electric Vehicle" license plate  of  a
     6  design approved by the commissioner.  Application for said license plate
     7  shall  be  filed  with  the  form  and  detail as the commissioner shall
     8  prescribe.
     9    2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof,
    10  satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant is an electric  car
    11  owner or lessee.
    12    3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
    13  in  the  same  manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular
    14  registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article;
    15  provided, however, that an additional annual service charge  of  twenty-
    16  five  dollars  shall be charged for such plates. Such additional service
    17  charge shall be deposited pursuant to section four  hundred  four-oo  of
    18  this  article to the credit of the department of motor vehicles distinc-
    19  tive plate fund, established  by  section  ninety-five-g  of  the  state
    20  finance  law,  and shall be used for the production, design, advertising
    21  and marketing of distinctive number plates.
    22    § 2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff  of
    23  the  vehicle and traffic law shall only be designed, produced and issued
    24  upon the delivery to the department of motor vehicles of a  surety  bond
    25  in  the  amount  of  six  thousand dollars, which shall be executed by a

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 6049                             2

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