S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2925 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. JOHNSON, GRISANTI, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans- portation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive "I love NYS parks" license plates; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the New York state parks revolving 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-x to read as follows: 3 S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE "I LOVE NYS PARKS" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON 4 RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL UPON REQUEST BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "I 5 LOVE NYS PARKS" LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE PHRASE "I LOVE ("LOVE" DEMON- 6 STRATED BY A RED HEART) NYS PARKS". APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATES 7 SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE 8 COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 9 2. ANY DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE 10 ISSUED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON THE PAYMENT OF THE 11 REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS 12 ARTICLE PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE OF 13 TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE 14 CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR 15 HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW YORK STATE 16 PARKS REVOLVING FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-NINE-T OF THE STATE 17 FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED FOR NEW YORK STATE PARKS. PROVIDED, 18 HOWEVER, THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS 19 IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE 20 AVAILABLE SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET 21 COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02369-01-1 S. 2925 2 1 S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-t to 2 read as follows: 3 S 99-T. NEW YORK STATE PARKS REVOLVING FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB- 4 LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE 5 AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK STATE 6 PARKS REVOLVING FUND". 7 2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE 8 PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW 9 AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM 10 ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS 11 SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS 12 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING 13 THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW. 14 3. MONIES OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR NEW YORK STATE PARKS. 15 S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 16 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- 17 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- 18 tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or 19 before such effective date.