|SAME AS||No Same As|
|Add §404-ee, V & T L|
|Relates to the issuance of distinctive plates for Clean Pass Vehicles.|
|03/02/2018||referred to transportation|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A9960 SPONSOR: DenDekker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of specialty plates for Clean Pass vehicles   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create and issue special license plates for Clean Pass vehicles.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 404-ee of the vehicle and traffic law to create distinctive plates for Clean Pass cars. It allows a distinctive plate to be issued showing proof to the commissioner that they are Clean Pass. It states that the plates will be issued like any other license plate except with a one-time ten dollar service charge. Also, this section defines what a Clean Pass car is. Section 2: The plate will be designed and distributed by the department of motor vehicles. The department will receive $6,000 in the form of a surety bond unless the amount of two hundred orders for distinctive plates is fulfilled. If more than two hundred sets are sold, the bond will not be renewed; however, if less than two hundred sell the department of motor vehicles will be entitled to renew the bond. Section 3: Effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Clean pass vehicles currently accrue benefits such as driving in HOV lanes by being issued stickers after meeting certain requirements. However, these stickers can cause damage to cars as well as the fact that the stickers are easily stolen or transferred to other cars that do not meet the standards of fuel efficiency. This bill proposes that special license plates are issued instead of the stickers during normal registration as long as the DMV decides that the vehicle meets the Clean Pass standards. These plates are unable to be transferred unless that vehicle also passes the requirements of fuel efficiency. Also, these license plates will raise awareness for Clean Pass cars and their bene- fits.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Six thousand dollars subject to renewal if less than two hundred sets of plates are issued.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This will go into effect on the one-hundred and eightieth day after becoming a law, except section 3 which will go into effect immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9960 IN ASSEMBLY March 2, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of specialty plates for Clean Pass vehicles 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-ee to read as follows: 3 § 404-ee. Distinctive plates for Clean Pass vehicles. 1. Any person 4 residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a distinctive 5 plate bearing the words "Clean Pass Vehicle". Application for such 6 plates shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and detail as 7 the commissioner shall prescribe. 8 2. The distinctive plate authorized herein shall be issued upon proof, 9 satisfactory to the commissioner, that the vehicle is eligible for 10 certification as a clean pass vehicle. 11 3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued 12 in the same manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular 13 registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article, 14 provided, however, that an additional one-time service charge of ten 15 dollars shall be charged for such plate. 16 4. For the purposes of this section, "Clean Pass Vehicle" shall mean a 17 vehicle designated as such by the department of environmental conserva- 18 tion, the department of transportation or the department of motor vehi- 19 cles for the purpose of eligibility to use certain high occupancy vehi- 20 cle lanes pursuant to the clean pass program. 21 § 2. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ee of 22 the vehicle and traffic law as added by section one of this act shall 23 only be designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to the depart- 24 ment of motor vehicles of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand 25 dollars, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized by the 26 department of financial services to transact business in this state. 27 Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have 28 received prior to plate design, production and issuance at least two EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14610-01-8A. 9960 2 1 hundred orders for such distinctive plate together with the additional 2 one-time service charge applicable to each such order, which shall be 3 non-refundable, no such surety bond shall be required. All service 4 charges collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited pursuant 5 to the provisions of section 404-oo of the vehicle and traffic law to 6 the credit of the department of motor vehicles distinctive plate devel- 7 opment fund established by section 95-g of the state finance law and 8 shall be used for the design, production, advertising and distribution 9 of distinctive license plates in accordance with such section 95-g. 10 2. If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which 11 distinctive plates in the series are first available for sale two 12 hundred or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant 13 to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of 14 such plates are sold by such time, the department of motor vehicles 15 shall be entitled to recover against the bond in an amount proportionate 16 to such shortfall. 17 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 18 it shall have become a law; provided, however, that section three of 19 this act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately, the addi- 20 tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for 21 the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to 22 be made and completed on or before such effective date.