S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 3, 2011
Introduced by Sens. JOHNSON, GRISANTI, O'MARA, SEWARD -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
Transportation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
distinctive "I love NYS parks" license plates; and to amend the state
finance law, in relation to establishing the New York state parks
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 "I LOVE NYS PARKS" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON
RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL UPON REQUEST BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "I
LOVE NYS PARKS" LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE PHRASE "I LOVE ("LOVE" DEMON-
STRATED BY A RED HEART) NYS PARKS". APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATES
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. 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 NEW YORK STATE
PARKS REVOLVING FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED FOR NEW YORK STATE PARKS. 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.
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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 99-u to
read as follows:
S 99-U. NEW YORK STATE PARKS REVOLVING 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 "NEW YORK STATE
PARKS REVOLVING 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 NEW YORK STATE PARKS.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, 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 on or
before such effective date.