Creates the "September eleventh, two thousand one remembrance" distinctive license plate program; establishes monies collected from the creation of such plates shall go to the World Trade Center Memorial scholarships.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating the "September eleventh, two thousand one remembrance" distinctive license plate program
PURPOSE: This bill would commemorate all the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by authorizing the issuance of distinctive commemorative license plates. Portions of the collected charges would be used for the purpose of providing scholarship money for the families of September eleventh victims.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
§ 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x, which provides for the request and subsequent issuance of a "September eleventh, two thousand one remembrance" distinctive license plate.
Subdivision 2 provides that an annual service change of twenty five dollars shall apply to such plates. Twenty dollars of this annual sum shall be deposited to the credit of the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship Program established under section 608 of the Education Law.
JUSTIFICATION: On September 11, 2001, our nation and, in particular our state, experienced an unforgettable tragedy. Over 6,000 New Yorkers lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This bill recognizes and commemorates of all those affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center by authorizing the issuance of distinctive commemorative license plates, and by directing that portions of the collected charges be deposited into the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship Program established in 2002. The families of those who tragically lost their lives because of that infamous day can take some comfort in knowing that no one has forgotten, with an additional modicum of assuagement in knowing that their children will have scholarship funds set aside for college tuition.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005--Passed Transportation, Passed Rules, Third Reading Calendar/Referred to Transportation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Per Fiscal Note of 2005/Approximated annual revenue of $175,000. The scholarship program would receive $140,000 and the general fund $35,000.
This act shall take effect one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4155 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 21, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- 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 creating the "September eleventh, two thousand one remembrance" distinctive license plate program 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 "SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE REMEM- BRANCE" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE REMEMBRANCE" LICENSE PLATE. APPLICATION FOR SUCH 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 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 PLATES. TWENTY DOLLARS FROM EACH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS RECEIVED AS THE ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW; 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 FROM SUCH FUND TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10265-01-1