A06964 Summary:

Add 404-ff, V & T L; amd 89-e, St Fin L
Relates to establishing distinctive "Alzheimer's Awareness" license plates; provides that the funding for such be deposited in the "Alzheimer's disease assistance fund".
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A06964 Actions:

05/09/2023referred to transportation
01/03/2024referred to transportation
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A06964 Committee Votes:

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A06964 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06964 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 9, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          distinctive "Alzheimer's Awareness" license plates; and to  amend  the
          state  finance  law,  in relation to providing for further funding for
          the "Alzheimer's disease assistance fund"

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 404-ff to read as follows:
     3    § 404-ff. Distinctive "Alzheimer's Awareness" license plates. 1.   Any
     4  person  residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a distinc-
     5  tive "Alzheimer's Awareness" license plate of a design approved  by  the
     6  commissioner. Application for said license plate shall be filed with the
     7  form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe.
     8    2. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
     9  in  the same manner as other number plates upon the payment of the regu-
    10  lar registration fee prescribed by section  four  hundred  one  of  this
    11  article,  provided, however, that an additional annual service charge of
    12  twenty-five dollars shall be charged for  such  plate.  Such  additional
    13  service charge shall be deposited pursuant to section four hundred four-
    14  oo  of  this  article  to the credit of the department of motor vehicles
    15  distinctive plate development fund, established by section ninety-five-g
    16  of the state finance law, and shall be used for the production,  design,
    17  advertising and marketing of distinctive number plates; provided, howev-
    18  er,  that  additional  annual service charges collected in excess of six
    19  thousand dollars shall be deposited to the  credit  of  the  Alzheimer's
    20  disease assistance fund established pursuant to section eighty-nine-e of
    21  the state finance law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    §  2.  Subdivision  2  of  section  89-e  of the state finance law, as
     2  amended by chapter 359 of the laws  of  2002,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    2.  Such fund shall consist of all revenues received by the department
     5  of taxation and finance, pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  section  six
     6  hundred  twenty-nine  of  the tax law, revenues received pursuant to the
     7  provisions of section four hundred four-ff of the  vehicle  and  traffic
     8  law  and all other moneys appropriated, credited, or transferred thereto
     9  from any other fund or source pursuant to law.   For each  state  fiscal
    10  year,  there shall be appropriated to the fund by the state, in addition
    11  to all other moneys required to be deposited into such fund,  an  amount
    12  equal  to  the  amounts  of monies collected and deposited into the fund
    13  pursuant to section six hundred twenty-nine of the tax  law  during  the
    14  preceding  calendar  year,  as  certified  by  the  comptroller. Nothing
    15  contained herein shall prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts or
    16  bequests for the purposes of the fund as defined  in  this  section  and
    17  depositing them into the fund according to law.
    18    §  3. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff of
    19  the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section one of this act,  shall
    20  only  be  designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to the depart-
    21  ment of motor vehicles of a surety bond in the amount  of  six  thousand
    22  dollars,  which  shall be executed by a surety company authorized by the
    23  department of financial services to transact  business  in  this  state.
    24  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    25  received prior to the plate design, production and issuance at least 200
    26  orders  for  such  distinctive plate together with the additional annual
    27  service charge applicable to each such order, which shall be non-refund-
    28  able, no such surety bond shall be required. All  such  service  charges
    29  shall  be  deposited pursuant to the provisions of section 404-oo of the
    30  vehicle and traffic law to the credit of the department of  motor  vehi-
    31  cles  distinctive  plate development fund established by section 95-g of
    32  the state finance law and shall be  used  for  the  design,  production,
    33  advertising and distribution of distinctive license plates in accordance
    34  with such section 95-g.
    35    2.  If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which
    36  distinctive plates in the series are first available for  sale,  200  or
    37  more  sets  of  such  plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant to this
    38  section shall be discontinued. If fewer than 200 sets of such plates are
    39  sold by such time, the department of motor vehicles shall be entitled to
    40  recover against the bond an amount proportionate to such shortfall.
    41    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    42  it shall have become a law; provided, however,  that  section  three  of
    43  this act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately, the addi-
    44  tion,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for
    45  the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized  to
    46  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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