senate Bill S3521A

Authorizes the issuance of "Cure Parkinson's Disease" license plates and establishes the cure Parkinson's disease trust fund

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3521A
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.654
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes the issuance of "Cure Parkinson's Disease" license plates and establishes the cure Parkinson's disease trust fund.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9471
Versions:
S3521
S3521A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, amd §508, V & T L; add §99-w, St Fin L.
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2934, A4518
2009-2010: S2682, S2692, A6136
2007-2008: S8080, A4462

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BILL NUMBER:S3521A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the issuance of distinctive plates bearing the words "Cure
Parkinson's Disease", and to amend the state finance law, in relation
to establishing the "Cure Parkinson's Disease Trust Fund"

PURPOSE:

To authorize the issuance of distinctive license plates bearing the
words "Cure Parkinson's Disease," the proceeds of which, shall be used
for Parkinson's Disease research.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Adds a new section 404-x to the vehicle and traffic law to
authorize the creation of distinctive "Cure Parkinson's Disease"
license plates. Requires an additional service charge of twenty-five
dollars per license plate, twenty dollars of which shall be deposited
to the credit of the cure Parkinson's Disease trust fund, to be used
for childhood cancer research and education projects approved by the
commissioner of health.

Section 2. Amends section 508 of the vehicle and traffic law, by
adding a new subdivision 6, which directs the commissioner to develop
license application and renewal forms, which shall solicit a voluntary
one dollar donation from persons applying for, or renewing a driver's
license at the time of such application or renewal. These donations
shall be deposited in the cure Parkinson's Disease trust fund.

Section 3. Adds a new section to the 99-w to the state finance law to
establish the Cure Parkinson's Disease trust fund.

JUSTIFICATION:

Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central
nervous system for which there is currently no cure. While there are a
number of medications which help slow the progression, many of these
medications lose their effects as the disease progresses making the
need for a cure imperative.

This legislation furthers the goal of finding a cure for Parkinson's
Disease by using the revenue generated by the "Cure Parkinson's
Disease" license plates, as well as the donations elicited by the
commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, to be used for
Parkinson's research and education projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12 S.2934/A.4518;
2009-10 S.2692/A.6136;
2007-08, S.2367/A.4462.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.


EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become a law provided, however, that the addition,
amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the
implementation for this act on its effective date is authorized to be
made and completed on or before such date.

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

                                 3521--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE,  RANZENHOFER  --  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 the issuance
  of  distinctive  plates  bearing the words "Cure Parkinson's Disease",
  and to amend the state finance law, in relation  to  establishing  the
  "Cure Parkinson's Disease Trust 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  "CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE" LICENSE PLATES.  1.
ANY PERSON RESIDING IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL  UPON  REQUEST  BE  ISSUED  A
DISTINCTIVE  LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE".
APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE  COMMISSIONER
IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  2.  ANY  DISTINCTIVE  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. TWENTY  DOLLARS  OF
EACH SUCH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO
THE CREDIT OF THE CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE TRUST FUND ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT  TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-W OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED
BY NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESEARCH HOSPITALS  FOR
RESEARCH  AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THIS SECTION  SHALL  TAKE  EFFECT,
FUNDS  IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03794-03-4

S. 3521--A                          2

BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSO-
CIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES.
  S 2. Section 508 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  THE  COMMISSIONER  IS  DIRECTED TO DEVELOP LICENSE APPLICATION AND
RENEWAL FORMS WHICH SHALL SOLICIT A VOLUNTARY ONE DOLLAR  DONATION  FROM
PERSONS  APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING A DRIVER'S LICENSE AT THE TIME OF SUCH
APPLICATION OR RENEWAL. ANY MONEYS COLLECTED PURSUANT TO  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION  SHALL  BE  DEPOSITED  IN  THE  CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE TRUST FUND
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-W OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-w  to
read as follows:
  S 99-W. CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE TRUST FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
LISHED  IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CURE PARKINSON'S
DISEASE TRUST FUND".
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW
AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM
ANY  OTHER  FUND  OR  SOURCE  PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS
SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION  AND  DEPOSITING
THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW.
  3.  MONIES  OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROJECTS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
OR  TO  PROVIDE  GRANTS TO NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY PARKINSON'S DISEASE
RESEARCH HOSPITALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCHING AND PROMOTING  A  CURE
FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
  4.  MONIES  SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF
THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
OF HEALTH.
  5.  TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL ENSURE
THAT ALL MONIES RECEIVED DURING A FISCAL YEAR ARE EXPENDED PRIOR TO  THE
END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law provided, however, that the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to  be  made  and
completed on or before such date.

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