Relates to the issuance of a distinctive license plate for members of the New York state Elks association of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9010 IN ASSEMBLY March 6, 2014 ___________Introduced by M. of A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of a distinctive license plate for members of the New York state Elks association of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x to read as follows: S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE PLATES FOR THE NEW YORK STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION OF THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF THE ELKS. 1. ANY MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION OF THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF THE ELKS RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "NEW YORK STATE" ON THE TOP OF THE LICENSE PLACE AND "ELKS ASSOCIATION" ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LICENSE PLATE. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE, AND SHALL BE VERIFIED ANNUALLY BY THE APPLICANT. 2. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT PRESENTLY IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELKS ASSO- CIATION OF THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF THE ELKS. 3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON THE PAYMENT OF THE REGU- LAR REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14165-01-4