Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the governor has signed legislation making it possible for members of Kiwanis International to request special New York State license plates. The bill (S-2393A/A-3836A), sponsored by Senator Gallivan and Assemblymember Michael Miller, allows members to purchase distinctive plates bearing the words “Kiwanis International.”
“Kiwanis International has a long and distinguished history and these special license plates will help promote the organization and its mission,” Gallivan said. “Kiwanis members perform service projects in communities across New York State and the new plates will further recognize their many contributions.”
“As members of Kiwanis, we Kiwanians have been waiting for a long time for this legislation to become law,” Miller said. “It is with a sense of pride that we now can show our good will with a distinctive license plate through this state. I have to commend, Senator Patrick Gallivan on his steadfastness regarding this legislation. His effort in stewarding this bill through this session has to be commended.”
Under the legislation, any member of Kiwanis International residing in New York can be issued the distinctive license plates for an annual service fee of $25. The charge is in addition to regular registration fees. The legislation passed the Senate and Assembly in June and was signed into law earlier this week.
Kiwanis International is a worldwide service organization with members in over 300 local clubs. Members offer a wide range of service and leadership opportunities to people of all ages, devote millions of hours of volunteer service and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and projects in 80 nations.