Establishes a distinctive "Pink Ribbon" license plate for which there is an additional annual service charge of $25; establishes the "breast cancer education and support fund"; provides for disbursement of monies in such fund for community-based breast cancer education and support programs.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive "Pink Ribbon" plates; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "breast cancer education and support fund"
PURPOSE: This bill would establish a distinctive "Pink Ribbon" license plate and provide for the use of the service charge for breast cancer education and support.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new section 404-x to the vehicle and traffic law that would authorize the creation of distinctive "Pink Ribbon" license plates. It would require an additional annual service charge of twenty-five dollars per each set of plates issued. The initial service charges collected by the department of motor vehicles in excess of six thousand dollars would be paid to the breast cancer education and support fund established in new section 95-h of the state finance law.
JUSTIFICATION: Breast cancer is the most common cancer-other than skin cancer-for women in the U.S., and it is second only to lung cancer as the most deadly. This year 185,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer is a terrible disease and we need to make every effort to reduce mortality rates and to someday find a cure. This bill will help raise money to promote education and research in connection with breast cancer and its cure.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.6623/A.9378
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2523 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 24, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. JOHNSON, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing distinctive "Pink Ribbon" plates; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the "breast cancer education and support fund" 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 "PINK RIBBON" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "PINK RIBBON" LICENSE PLATE OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER. APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 2. 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 TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI- CLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND, ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY- FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED FOR THE PRODUCTION, DESIGN, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE NUMBER PLATES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-H OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02368-01-1 S. 2523 2
S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 95-h to read as follows: S 95-H. BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FUND". 2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. 3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT PROJECTS AND GRANTS TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED SIX-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.