senate Bill S3646

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate and the kids deserve justice distinctive plates fund

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Feb 28, 2011 referred to transportation

S3646 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L; add §95-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6280

S3646 - Bill Texts

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Creates the "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate program and the "kids deserve justice distinctive plates fund"; provides for an additional annual service charge of $25 to be charged for such plates and such charge to be deposited to such fund.

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BILL NUMBER:S3646

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to establishing
a
"kids deserve justice"
distinctive license plate;
and to amend the state finance law, in relation to
establishing the kids deserve justice distinctive plates fund

PURPOSE:
To create the distinctive "Kids Deserve Justice" license plate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 -- Adds a section 404-x to the Vehicle and Traffic Law to
create the "Kids Deserve Justice" license plate.

Section 2 -- Adds a section 95-h to the State Finance Law to create
the Kids Deserve Justice Distinctive Plate. Monies received by this
fund shall go to the New York Bar Foundation for Court Appointed
Special Advocates (CASA) programs.

Section 3 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Organizations and institutions that provide legal services for
children are frequently searching for new ways to raise money to
continue their programs. Proceeds from New York State's "Kids Deserve
Justice" license plates will g6 toward very worthwhile programs that
fund court-appointed advocates for the most vulnerable members of our
society.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6280 (2009-2010)
S.2299/A.6145 (2007-2008)
S.6344/A.9975 (2005-2006)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

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

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

                                  3646

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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, in relation to establishing
  a "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate; and to  amend  the
  state  finance  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the kids deserve
  justice distinctive plates 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 "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE"  LICENSE  PLATES.  1.  ANY
PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL UPON REQUEST BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE
LICENSE  PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE". APPLICATION FOR
SAID LICENSE PLATES SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER  IN  SUCH  FORM
AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  2.  ANY  DISTINCTIVE  PLATES  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 PLATES. TWENTY DOLLARS  OF
EACH SUCH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO
THE  CREDIT OF THE "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE DISTINCTIVE PLATES FUND" ESTAB-
LISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-H OF THE STATE  FINANCE  LAW  AND
SHALL  GO  TO  THE  NEW  YORK BAR FOUNDATION FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL
ADVOCATES (CASA) PROGRAMS.  PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT ONE  YEAR  AFTER  THE
EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN THOUSAND
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE,  SHALL  BE
ALLOCATED  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  TO  OFFSET  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE
PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 95-h  to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09845-01-1

S. 3646                             2

  S  95-H.  KIDS  DESERVE  JUSTICE  DISTINCTIVE PLATES FUND. 1. THERE IS
HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF  TAXATION
AND FINANCE AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "KIDS
DESERVE JUSTICE DISTINCTIVE PLATES 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 THE  BENEFIT  OF  THE
NEW  YORK  BAR  FOUNDATION  FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
PROGRAMS.
  4. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND  WARRANT  OF
THE  COMPTROLLER  ON  VOUCHERS  APPROVED  AND CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE OF
COURT ADMINISTRATION.
  5. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL
ENSURE THAT ALL MONIES RECEIVED DURING A FISCAL YEAR ARE EXPENDED  PRIOR
TO THE END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR.
  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 necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its  effec-
tive date shall be promulgated on or before such date.

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