|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||D'Urso, Seawright, Crespo, Miller MG, Ortiz, Taylor, Abinanti, Dickens, Rivera, Miller B, Arroyo, Lawrence|
|Add §404-ff, V & T L|
|Relates to the issuance of distinctive plates for retired members of the New York state legislature.|
|01/14/2019||referred to transportation|
|03/14/2019||reported referred to ways and means|
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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: A1322 SPONSOR: Paulin (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of specialty plates for retired members of the New York state legisla- ture   PURPOSE: To allow retired members of the legislature, while residing in the state, to purchase a distinctive license plate bearing the words "Retired NYS Legislator."   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets the provisions by which a retired member of the New York State Legislature may purchase a distinctive license plate. Section 2 describes the establishment of a distinctive license plate. Section 3 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Serving in elective office is an honor and a privilege; the ability to represent the people of the state of New York is significant and humbl- ing. This bill would honor the service of retired members of the state Legislature by allowing them to purchase, at their own expense, a distinctive license plate bearing the words "Retired NYS Legislator" commemorating their commitment to serve their district and the state.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2018: A10796-A, reported referred to ways and means / S.8761-A, commit- ted to rules   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TBD   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1322 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, D'URSO, SEAWRIGHT, CRESPO, M. G. MILLER, ORTIZ, TAYLOR, ABINANTI, DICKENS, RIVERA, B. MILLER, ARROYO, LAWRENCE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE -- 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 retired members of the New York state legisla- ture 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 plates for retired members of the New York state 4 legislature. 1. Any retired member of the New York state legislature 5 residing in this state shall, upon request, be issued a license plate 6 bearing the words "Retired NYS Legislator". Application for said license 7 plate shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and detail as 8 the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall be verified annually by the 9 applicant. 10 2. The distinctive plate authorized in this section shall be issued 11 upon proof, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the applicant is a 12 retired member of the New York state legislature. 13 3. A distinctive plate issued pursuant to this section shall be issued 14 in the same manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular 15 registration fee prescribed by section four hundred one of this article, 16 provided, however, that an additional annual service charge of twenty- 17 five dollars shall be charged for such plate. 18 § 2. 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01109-01-9A. 1322 2 1 department of financial services to transact business in this state. 2 Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have 3 received prior to plate design, production and issuance at least two 4 hundred orders for such distinctive plate together with the additional 5 annual service charge applicable to each such order, which shall be 6 non-refundable, no such surety bond shall be required. All service 7 charges collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited pursuant 8 to the provisions of section 404-oo of the vehicle and traffic law to 9 the credit of the department of motor vehicles distinctive plate devel- 10 opment fund established by section 95-g of the state finance law and 11 shall be used for the design, production, advertising and distribution 12 of distinctive license plates in accordance with such section 95-g. 13 2. If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which 14 distinctive plates in the series are first available for sale two 15 hundred or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant 16 to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of 17 such plates are sold by such time, the department of motor vehicles 18 shall be entitled to recover against the bond in an amount proportionate 19 to such shortfall. 20 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 21 it shall have become a law; provided, however, that section two of this 22 act shall take effect immediately; provided further, however, that 23 effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule 24 or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec- 25 tive date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or 26 before such effective date.