Provides for issuance of distinctive plates for the "75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited"; requires additional annual service charge of $25 to be deposited into the DMV distinctive plate development fund.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to issuance of distinctive plates for the "75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited"
PURPOSE: This bill would provide any person residing in this state, upon request, a distinctive Ducks Unlimited license plate.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x to create a distinctive license plate to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ducks Unlimited.
JUSTIFICATION: Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of Ducks Unlimited. An organization with such a deep and profound impact on the community and environment in New York deserves due recognition by the State.
Started in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows, the organization's mission is habitat conservation. With almost 15,000 members in New York State, Ducks Unlimited has become one of New York's top conservationist organizations.
To date, they have conserved over 44,000 acres of land in New York and spent over $23 million on projects in the State. Last year alone, Ducks Unlimited raised over a million dollars for conservation projects.
This legislation would create a distinctive license plate to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ducks Unlimited.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2918 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 25, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 issuance of distinctive plates for the "75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited" 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 "75TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUCKS UNLIM- ITED". 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "75TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUCKS UNLIMITED". APPLICATIONS FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH 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 PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR 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 EACH PLATE. SUCH SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE TRANSMITTED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO THE COMPTROLLER FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05214-01-3