senate Bill S2905A

Establishes distinctive "Support Our Troops" number plates for motor vehicles

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  • 03 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 2905A

Summary

Establishes distinctive "Support Our Troops" number plates for motor vehicles.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9740
Versions:
S2905
S2905A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L; add §99-u, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1507

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BILL NUMBER:S2905A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
distinctive "Support Our Troops" plates; and
to amend the state finance law, in relation to creating a Support Our
Troops, Inc. fund

PURPOSE:
To create the "Support Our Troops" distinctive license plate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Adds a new section 404-x to the Vehicle and Traffic Law to
create the "Support Our Troops" distinctive license plate.

Section 2 -- Adds a new section 99-u to the State Finance Law. This
section establishes a fund to collect monies for the "Support Our
Troops" charitable organization.

Section 3 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many New Yorkers serve in the US military, reserves, or National Guard,
and some of these New Yorkers are even serving our nation in very
dangerous locations like Iraq and Afghanistan. If enacted into law, this
bill will allow New Yorkers to show our support for these brave men and
women through the "Support Our Troops" distinctive license plate and
also raise money for services for our men and women in uniform.

Twenty-three states currently have "Support Our Troops" distinctive
license plates, and many other states are in the process of creating
these plates. New York should join these other states in creating these
distinctive license plates.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6743-A of 2008 S.1507 of 2009-2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become a law.

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

                                 2905--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  BONACIC,  GRIFFO,  JOHNSON, LARKIN,
  MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER,  SEWARD  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
  distinctive "Support Our  Troops"  plates;  and  to  amend  the  state
  finance law, in relation to creating a Support Our Troops, Inc. fund

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 404-x to read as follows:
  S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESID-
ING  IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "SUPPORT
OUR TROOPS" LICENSE PLATE OF  DESIGN SUBMITTED BY THE SPONSORING  ORGAN-
IZATION  AND  APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, WHICH DESIGN MAY INCLUDE THE
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION'S TRADEMARK "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!" OR "SALUTE OUR
HEROES!," ITS TRADEMARK LOGO, AND ITS WEBSITE DOMAIN  ADDRESS.  APPLICA-
TION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH
FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  2. THE DISTINCTIVE "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" LICENSE PLATES 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  ARTICLE  AND AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL
SERVICE CHARGE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. TWENTY DOLLARS FROM EACH  TWENTY-
FIVE DOLLARS RECEIVED AS ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL
BE  DEPOSITED AS A ROYALTY TO THE CREDIT OF THE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, INC.
FUND, ESTABLISHED AS A REVOLVING FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION  NINETY-NINE-U
OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03764-02-2

S. 2905--A                          2

  3.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THERE-
OF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPART-
MENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  SUCH  LICENSE
PLATES,  TOGETHER  WITH  AN  ADDITIONAL  FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO OFFSET
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCTION OF THE PLATE IN MOTORCYCLE SIZE.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-u  to
read as follows:
  S  99-U. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, INC. FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
TAXATION  AND FINANCE A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, INC.
FUND.
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTION
FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, AND ALL OTHER MONEYS
CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR  SOURCE  PURSUANT
TO  LAW,  PROVIDED  THAT  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW SHALL CONTROL THE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR THE COSTS OF PRODUC-
ING THE DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATES AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO  SUCH  SECTION
OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
  3.  MONEYS  SHALL  BE  PAID OUT OF THE FUND TO THE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS,
INC., ORGANIZED PURSUANT TO SECTION 501(C)(3) OF  THE  INTERNAL  REVENUE
CODE,  ON  THE  REQUEST  OF  THE  CHAIRMAN  OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, INC. ANY INTEREST RECEIVED  BY  THE  COMPTROLLER  ON
MONEYS ON DEPOSIT IN THE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, INC. FUND SHALL BE RETAINED
IN  AND  BECOME  PART OF SUCH FUND. NO MONEY FROM SUCH FUND MAY BE WITH-
DRAWN, TRANSFERRED, OR USED BY ANY PERSON FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN  AS
PERMITTED BY THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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