senate Bill S1214

Eliminates the annual service charge for distinctive plates for members of volunteer ambulance services and replaces it with a one time service charge

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Eliminates the annual service charge for distinctive plates for members of volunteer ambulance services and replaces it with a one time service charge of twenty dollars.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2152
Versions:
S1214
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง404-f, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1544, A6279
2007-2008: A7294

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BILL NUMBER:S1214

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating the
annual service charge for distinctive plates for members of volunteer
ambulance services

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 3 of section 404-f of the vehicle
and traffic law as amended by chapter 277 of the laws of 1991 is
amended.

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To replace the annual service charge for special plates for volunteer
ambulance members to a one time twenty dollar fee.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would replace the present annual twenty dollar fee for
distinctive plates bearing "V.A.S." charged to volunteer ambulance
members with an initial one time fee of twenty dollars.

Section 404-b of the Vehicle and Traffic Law presently allows
volunteer firefighters to obtain distinctive license plates for a one
time fee of twenty dollars. There is no annual license plate fee
assessed to volunteer firefighters, but an annual fee of twenty
dollars is levied on volunteer ambulance members. This bill would
remedy the inequity in license plate fees between these two groups by
eliminating the annual fee for volunteer ambulance members.

The members contribute their time without compensation. The service
that volunteer ambulance members provide to many communities is
invaluable, and the state has a vested interest in promoting
participation in volunteer ambulance programs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately upon enactment.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1214

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  eliminating
  the annual service charge for distinctive plates for members of volun-
  teer ambulance services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 404-f of the vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 277 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read
as follows:
  3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
in the same manner as other number plates upon payment  of  the  regular
registration  fee  prescribed by section four hundred one of this [chap-
ter] ARTICLE and an [additional annual] INITIAL ONE TIME service  charge
of [fifteen] TWENTY dollars.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05078-01-1

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