Creates the "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate program and the "kids deserve justice distinctive plates fund"; provides for an additional annual service charge of $25 to be charged for such plates and such charge to be deposited to such fund.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing a "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the kids deserve justice distinctive plates fund
PURPOSE: To create the distinctive "Kids Deserve Justice" license plate.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 -- Adds a section 404-x to the Vehicle and Traffic Law to create the "Kids Deserve Justice" license plate.
Section 2 -- Adds a section 95-h to the State Finance Law to create the Kids Deserve Justice Distinctive Plate. Monies received by this fund shall go to the New York Bar Foundation for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs.
Section 3 -- Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Organizations and institutions that provide legal services for children are frequently searching for new ways to raise money to continue their programs. Proceeds from New York State's "Kids Deserve Justice" license plates will g6 toward very worthwhile programs that fund court-appointed advocates for the most vulnerable members of our society.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6280 (2009-2010) S.2299/A.6145 (2007-2008) S.6344/A.9975 (2005-2006)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that any rules and regulations required to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3646 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 28, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 a "kids deserve justice" distinctive license plate; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the kids deserve justice distinctive plates 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 "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL UPON REQUEST BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE". APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATES SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 2. ANY DISTINCTIVE PLATES ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON THE 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 SUCH PLATES. TWENTY DOLLARS OF EACH SUCH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE DISTINCTIVE PLATES FUND" ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-H OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL GO TO THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) PROGRAMS. PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED 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. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 95-h to read as follows:EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09845-01-1 S. 3646 2
S 95-H. KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE DISTINCTIVE PLATES 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 "KIDS DESERVE JUSTICE DISTINCTIVE PLATES FUND". 2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 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. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW. 3. MONIES OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) PROGRAMS. 4. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION. 5. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL MONIES RECEIVED DURING A FISCAL YEAR ARE EXPENDED PRIOR TO THE END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR. S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that any rules and regu- lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effec- tive date shall be promulgated on or before such date.