senate Bill S461

Amended

Establishes a drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) license plate

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 461A

Summary

Establishes a drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) license plate; creates a new drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) fund for outreach and educational programs.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S461
S461A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L; add §97-kkkk, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2395

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BILL NUMBER:S461

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law,
in relation to creating a
distinctive license plate for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education
(D.A.R.E.) program

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to provide any person residing in
this state, upon request, a distinctive Drug Abuse Resistance
Education (D.A.R.E.) license plate.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law
is amended by adding a new section 404-x. Section 2. The state
finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-jjjj.

JUSTIFICATION:
Distinctive plates will help expand the public's
awareness of the D.A.R.E. program in New York State.

The D.A.R.E. program and comprehensive (17 lesson) elementary school
curriculum was designed by health and substance abuse educators.
Rather than relying on the traditional scare tactic approach to
dissuade children from drug abuse, the DARE strategy focused on
assisting children with development of the "life skills" (i.e.,
decision-making, risk identification, peer pressure resistance) to
make well informed decisions - even beyond avoiding drug abuse (i.e.,
personal safety, resisting conflicts and violence). Close
collaboration between educators, law enforcement, parents, and
others; demanding instructor training; and focusing efforts on the
transition period between elementary and junior high school were also
essential elements of DARE strategy from the beginning.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.8013A of 2006
S.595 of 2007/2008
S.2395 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become law; provided, however, that
any rule or regulation required to implement the foregoing provisions
of this act shall be promulgated on or before such effective date.

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

                                   461

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 and the state  finance  law,
  in relation to creating a distinctive license plate for the Drug Abuse
  Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program

  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  PLATES FOR THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION
(D.A.R.E.) PROGRAM.  1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS  STATE  SHALL,  UPON
REQUEST,  BE  ISSUED  A  DISTINCTIVE  DRUG  ABUSE  RESISTANCE  EDUCATION
(D.A.R.E.) PROGRAM LICENSE PLATE. THE DESIGN OF SUCH  DISTINCTIVE  PLATE
SHALL  BE  DEVELOPED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SUPER-
INTENDENT OF STATE POLICE.
  2. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON THE PAYMENT OF THE  REGU-
LAR  REGISTRATION  FEE  PRESCRIBED  BY  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS
ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE  OF
TWENTY-FIVE  DOLLARS  SHALL  BE  CHARGED  FOR  SUCH PLATE.   SUCH ANNUAL
SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION
FOUR  HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
MOTOR VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION
NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE  FINANCE  LAW  AND  SHALL  BE  USED  FOR  THE
PRODUCTION,  DESIGN,  ADVERTISING  AND  MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE LICENSE
PLATES PURSUANT TO SECTION  NINETY-FIVE-G  OF  THE  STATE  FINANCE  LAW;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF
SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE DRUG  ABUSE
RESISTANCE  EDUCATION  (D.A.R.E.)  FUND  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION
NINETY-SEVEN-KKKK OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR  PUBLIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00459-01-1

S. 461                              2

EDUCATION  AND OUTREACH COSTS RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-KKKK  OF  THE  STATE  FINANCE   LAW;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ONE  YEAR  AFTER  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION, FUNDS UP TO A MAXIMUM OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THER-
EOF  AS  MAY  BE  AVAILABLE,  SHALL  BE  ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE
DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  SUCH
LICENSE PLATE.
  S  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-kkkk
to read as follows:
  S 97-KKKK. DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND. 1.   THERE
IS  HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND
THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL REVENUE  FUND  TO  BE
KNOWN AS THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND.
  2.  THE  DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND SHALL CONSIST
OF MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  FOUR-X
OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND TRAFFIC LAW, MONEYS DONATED OR GIVEN TO THE STATE,
AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO  FROM
ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE.
  3.  MONEYS  OF  THE  DRUG  ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND,
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE FOR PUBLIC
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM COSTS RELATED TO  DRUG  ABUSE  RESISTANCE
EDUCATION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law; provided, however, that any rules and regu-
lations required to implement the foregoing provisions of this act shall
be promulgated on or before such effective date.

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