A08567 Summary:

BILL NOA08567
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04986
 
SPONSORCusick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §404-ff, V & T L; add §97-ccc, St Fin L
 
Establishes distinctive "POW-MIA" license plates; establishes the "POW-MIA awareness fund" to fund POW-MIA public education and awareness campaigns and veteran services by Rolling Thunder New York chapters and upon approval by the state director of veterans' services.
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A08567 Actions:

BILL NOA08567
 
12/13/2021referred to transportation
01/05/2022referred to transportation
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A08567 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08567 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8567
 
SPONSOR: Cusick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive "POW-MIA" license plates; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "POW-MIA awareness fund"   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a distinctive POW-MIA license plates and establishing the "POW-MIA Awareness Fund".   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new section 404-ff. Section 2 amends subdivision 2 of section 69-e of the state finance law, as amended, by chapter 359 of the laws of 2002. Moneys of the POW-MIA Awareness Fund shall be expended for POW-MIA public education and aware- ness campaigns by Rolling Thunder Chapter Two New York which must be approved by the New York State Division of Veterans' Services. Section 3 states that such distinctive plate established pursuant to section 4044 be designed, produced and issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Section 4 is the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would establish a distinctive POW-MIA license plate and estab- lish the POW-MIA Awareness Fund that would be expended only for POW-MIA public education and awareness campaigns by Rolling Thunders Chapter Two New York with approval by the New York State Division of Veterans' Services. The main mission of Roiling Thunder Chapter Two New York and its membership is to help fight for the Prisoner of War - Missing in Action issue, which exists until all of America's POW-MIAs return home, and to help protect future veterans from becoming POW-MIA's and to help veterans in need from all wars. By authorizing, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to create a distinctive POW-MIA license plate it will generate funds to educate the public and youth groups about the POW-MIA issue and to make sure to future generations that "We Will Not Forget" about the missing servicemen and servicewomen who have not returned home from our nations conflicts abroad.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: S.6399 - Print Number 6399A, 2019: S.6399 - Referred to Rules   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A08567 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8567
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    December 13, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          distinctive  "POW-MIA"  license plates; and to amend the state finance
          law, in relation to establishing the "POW-MIA awareness 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 "POW-MIA" license plates. 1. Any person residing
     4  in this state shall, upon request, be  issued  a  distinctive  "POW-MIA"
     5  motor  vehicle  or  motorcycle license plate of a design approved by the
     6  commissioner.  Application for said license plate shall be filed in such
     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 POW-MIA aware-
    20  ness fund established pursuant to section ninety-seven-ccc of the  state
    21  finance law.
    22    §  2.  The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-ccc
    23  to read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06919-02-1

        A. 8567                             2
 
     1    § 97-ccc. POW-MIA awareness fund. 1. There is  hereby  established  in
     2  the  joint  custody  of the commissioner of taxation and finance and the
     3  state comptroller, a special fund to be known as the "POW-MIA  awareness
     4  fund".
     5    2. Such fund shall consist of all moneys collected pursuant to section
     6  four  hundred  four-ff  of  the  vehicle  and traffic law, and all other
     7  moneys appropriated, credited or transferred thereto from any other fund
     8  or source pursuant to law.
     9    3. Moneys of the fund shall be expended only for POW-MIA public educa-
    10  tion and awareness campaigns and veteran services by Rolling Thunder New
    11  York chapters, which are approved by the  New  York  state  division  of
    12  veterans' services.
    13    4.  Monies  shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
    14  the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by the state director
    15  of veterans' services.
    16    § 3. 1. A distinctive plate established pursuant to section 404-ff  of
    17  the  vehicle and traffic law, as added by section one of this act, shall
    18  only be designed, produced and issued upon the delivery to  the  depart-
    19  ment  of  motor  vehicles of a surety bond in the amount of six thousand
    20  dollars, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized  by  the
    21  department  of  financial  services  to transact business in this state.
    22  Provided, however, that if the commissioner of motor vehicles shall have
    23  received prior to the plate design, production and issuance at least two
    24  hundred orders for such distinctive plate together with  the  additional
    25  annual  service  charge  applicable  to  each such order, which shall be
    26  non-refundable, no such surety bond shall be required. All such  service
    27  charges  shall be deposited pursuant to the provisions of section 404-oo
    28  of the vehicle and traffic law to the credit of the department of  motor
    29  vehicles  distinctive plate development fund established by section 95-g
    30  of the state finance law and shall be used for the  design,  production,
    31  advertising and distribution of distinctive license plates in accordance
    32  with such section 95-g.
    33    2.  If, upon the expiration of two years following the date upon which
    34  distinctive plates in the series  are  first  available  for  sale,  two
    35  hundred  or more sets of such plates are sold, a bond delivered pursuant
    36  to this section shall be discontinued. If fewer than two hundred sets of
    37  such plates are sold by such time,  the  department  of  motor  vehicles
    38  shall be entitled to recover against the bond an amount proportionate to
    39  such shortfall.
    40    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    41  it  shall  have  become  a law; provided, however, that section three of
    42  this act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately, the addi-
    43  tion, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  necessary  for
    44  the  implementation  of this act on its effective date are authorized to
    45  be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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