senate Bill S288

Establishes a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate, with the proceeds therefrom deposited into the solid waste account of the environmental protection fund

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Establishes a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate, with the proceeds from the additional $25 annual service charge therefor to be deposited into the solid waste account of the environmental protection fund for municipal waste reduction or recycling projects.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1622
Versions:
S288
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L; amd §92-s, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2649, A7619
2009-2010: S852

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BILL NUMBER:S288

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in
relation to establishing a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate

PURPOSE:
The bill would promote reduction, reuse and recycling in NYS
through the production of this license plate and would also raise
money for the Environmental Protection Fund to be allocated to
municipal waste reduction and recycling projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill would amend the Vehicle and
Traffic Law adding a new section 404-x to change the current
"organization plate" for "New York Recycles" to an "issues" license
plate available for an additional annual twenty five dollar charge.
The license plate would still be titled "New York Recycles" and it
would promote reuse, recycling and recovery in New York State. The
bill would require the twenty five dollar annual service charge from
each license plate sale to be credited to the Environmental
Protection Fund Solid Waste Account to fund municipal waste reduction
or recycling activities.

The bill amends subdivision 3 of section 92-s of the state Finance Law
to require that proceeds from the sale of this license plate are
appropriated to the Solid Waste Account of the Environmental
protection Fund. The bill also establishes that the funds from the
license plate sales shall be used exclusively for municipal waste
reduction or recycling projects. The bill also allows the Department
of Motor Vehicles to recover production costs, if such costs are not
covered by the New York state Association of Reduction, Reuse and
Recycling (NYSAR3).

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3643C of 2006; Vetoed
S.3837 of 2007/08; Referred to Finance
S.852 of 2009/10; Referred to Finance
S.2649 of 2011/12; Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   288

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law,
  in relation to establishing a distinctive "New York recycles"  license
  plate

  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 "NEW YORK RECYCLES" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON
RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "NEW
YORK  RECYCLES"  LICENSE PLATE OF A DESIGN DEVELOPED AND APPROVED BY THE
COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE NEW  YORK  STATE  ASSOCIATION  FOR
REDUCTION,  REUSE  AND  RECYCLING. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE
FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  2.  A DISTINCTIVE "NEW YORK RECYCLES" LICENSE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER  NUMBER  PLATES
UPON  THE  PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR 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. EACH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS RECEIVED AS  AN  ANNUAL  SERVICE  CHARGE
UNDER  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE SOLID WASTE
ACCOUNT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  FUND  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  NINETY-TWO-S  OF  THE  STATE  FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR
MUNICIPAL WASTE REDUCTION OR RECYCLING PROJECTS, PURSUANT TO TITLE SEVEN
OF ARTICLE FIFTY-FOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION  LAW.  PROVIDED,
HOWEVER,  THAT  ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS
IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH  THEREOF  AS  MAY  BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03013-01-3

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AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET
COSTS  ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES EXCEPT THAT
NO SUCH FUNDS SHALL BE SO ALLOCATED IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED FUNDS
FOR  SUCH  PURPOSE  FROM  THE  NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION FOR REDUCTION,
REUSE AND RECYCLING.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section  92-s  of  the  state  finance  law,  as
amended  by  section  2  of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, is
amended to read as follows:
  3. Such fund shall consist of the amount of revenue  collected  within
the  state  from the amount of revenue, interest and penalties deposited
pursuant to section fourteen hundred twenty-one  of  the  tax  law,  the
amount  of fees and penalties received from easements or leases pursuant
to subdivision fourteen of section seventy-five of the public lands  law
and  the  money  received  as annual service charges pursuant to section
four hundred four-l of the vehicle and traffic law, THE  MONEY  RECEIVED
AS  ADDITIONAL  ANNUAL  SERVICE CHARGES PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED
FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW (THE ENTIRETY OF  WHICH  SHALL  BE
DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE SOLID WASTE ACCOUNT), all moneys required
to  be  deposited  therein from the contingency reserve fund pursuant to
section two hundred ninety-four of chapter fifty-seven of  the  laws  of
nineteen  hundred  ninety-three,  all  moneys  required  to be deposited
pursuant to section thirteen of chapter six hundred ten of the  laws  of
nineteen  hundred  ninety-three,  repayments  of  loans made pursuant to
section 54-0511 of the environmental conservation law, all moneys to  be
deposited from the Northville settlement pursuant to section one hundred
twenty-four  of  chapter  three  hundred  nine  of  the laws of nineteen
hundred ninety-six, provided however, that such  moneys  shall  only  be
used  for  the cost of the purchase of private lands in the core area of
the central Suffolk pine barrens pursuant to a consent  order  with  the
Northville  industries  signed  on  October thirteenth, nineteen hundred
ninety-four and the related resource restoration and  replacement  plan,
the  amount  of  penalties  required  to be deposited therein by section
71-2724 of the environmental conservation law, all moneys required to be
deposited pursuant to article thirty-three of the environmental  conser-
vation  law, all fees collected pursuant to subdivision eight of section
70-0117 of the environmental conservation law, as added by a chapter  of
the  laws  of  two thousand nine, all moneys collected pursuant to title
thirty-three of article fifteen of the environmental  conservation  law,
as  added  by  a  chapter of the laws of two thousand nine and all other
moneys credited or transferred thereto from any  other  fund  or  source
pursuant  to law. All such revenue shall be initially deposited into the
environmental protection fund, for application as provided  in  subdivi-
sion five of this section.
  S  3.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  6 of section 92-s of the state
finance law, as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (b)  Moneys  from the solid waste account shall be available, pursuant
to appropriation and upon certificate of approval of availability by the
director of the budget, for any non-hazardous municipal landfill closure
project; municipal waste reduction or recycling project, as  defined  in
article  fifty-four  of  the  environmental  conservation  law;  for the
purposes of section  two  hundred  sixty-one  and  section  two  hundred
sixty-four of the economic development law; any project for the develop-
ment,  updating or revision of local solid waste management plans pursu-
ant to sections 27-0107 and 27-0109 of  the  environmental  conservation
law; and for the development of the pesticide sales and use data base in

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conjunction  with Cornell University pursuant to title twelve of article
thirty-three of the environmental conservation law;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  MONEYS  CREDITED  TO SUCH ACCOUNT FROM THE MONEY RECEIVED AS ADDI-
TIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF
THE  VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW  SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR
MUNICIPAL WASTE REDUCTION OR RECYCLING PROJECTS PURSUANT TO TITLE  SEVEN
OF ARTICLE FIFTY-FOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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