senate Bill S2649

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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S2649 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7619
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L; amd §92-s, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S852

S2649 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S2649

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

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2649

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

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
AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06595-01-1

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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
conjunction with Cornell University pursuant to title twelve of  article

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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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