Bill S4535-2015

Establishes a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate, with the proceeds therefrom deposited into the solid waste account of the environmental protection fund

Establishes a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate, with the proceeds from the additional $25 annual service charge therefor to be deposited into the solid waste account of the environmental protection fund for municipal waste reduction or recycling projects.

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  • Mar 26, 2015: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S4535

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate

PURPOSE:

The bill would promote reduction, reuse and recycling in New York State through the production of this license plate and would also raise money for the Environmental Protection Fund to be allocated to municipal waste reduction and recycling projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new section 404-x to change the current "organization plate" for "New York Recycles" to an "issues" license plate available for an additional annual twenty-five dollar charge and service charge to be paid yearly. Such annual service charge shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Fund Solid Waste Account to fund municipal waste reduction or recycling activities. It is further provided that the Department of Motor Vehicles may recover production costs, if such costs are not covered by the New York Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3).

Section 2 amends subdivision 3 of section 92-s of the state finance law to require that proceeds from the sale of this license plate are appropriated to the Solid Waste Account of the Environmental Protection Fund.

Section 3 amends subdivision 6 of section 92-s of the state finance law to establish that such funds from the license plate sales shall be used exclusively for municipal waste reduction or recycling projects.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Department of Motor Vehicles currently issues an "organization" custom plate for the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3). The proceeds from the sale of this plate currently go into the General Fund. This bill would make the license plate a custom plate that supports a cause, in this case the Solid Waste Account of the Environmental Protection Fund. The twenty-five dollar annual service charge for each license plate would increase available funding for municipal waste reduction and recycling projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.288 of 2013-14 referred to Transportation; S.2649 of 2011-12, referred to Transportation; S.852 of 2009-10. referred to Finance; S.3837 of 2007-08, referred to Finance; S.3643C of 2005-2006, vetoed.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4535 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 26, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 and the state finance law, in relation to establishing a distinctive "New York recycles" license plate 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 "NEW YORK RECYCLES" LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "NEW YORK RECYCLES" LICENSE PLATE OF A DESIGN DEVELOPED AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION FOR REDUCTION, REUSE AND RECYCLING. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 2. A DISTINCTIVE "NEW YORK RECYCLES" LICENSE PLATE 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 PLATE. EACH TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS RECEIVED AS AN ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE SOLID WASTE ACCOUNT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-TWO-S OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR MUNICIPAL WASTE REDUCTION OR RECYCLING PROJECTS, PURSUANT TO TITLE SEVEN OF ARTICLE FIFTY-FOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES EXCEPT THAT
NO SUCH FUNDS SHALL BE SO ALLOCATED IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED FUNDS FOR SUCH PURPOSE FROM THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION FOR REDUCTION, REUSE AND RECYCLING. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 92-s of the state finance law, as amended by section 11 of part F of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 3. Such fund shall consist of the amount of revenue collected within the state from the amount of revenue, interest and penalties deposited pursuant to section fourteen hundred twenty-one of the tax law, the amount of fees and penalties received from easements or leases pursuant to subdivision fourteen of section seventy-five of the public lands law and the money received as annual service charges pursuant to section four hundred four-l of the vehicle and traffic law, all moneys required to be deposited therein from the contingency reserve fund pursuant to section two hundred ninety-four of chapter fifty-seven of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-three, THE MONEY RECEIVED AS ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW (THE ENTIRETY OF WHICH SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE SOLID WASTE ACCOUNT), all moneys required to be deposited pursu- ant to section thirteen of chapter six hundred ten of the laws of nine- teen hundred ninety-three, repayments of loans made pursuant to section 54-0511 of the environmental conservation law, all moneys to be deposit- ed from the Northville settlement pursuant to section one hundred twen- ty-four of chapter three hundred nine of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-six, provided however, that such moneys shall only be used for the cost of the purchase of private lands in the core area of the central Suffolk pine barrens pursuant to a consent order with the North- ville industries signed on October thirteenth, nineteen hundred ninety- four and the related resource restoration and replacement plan, the amount of penalties required to be deposited therein by section 71-2724 of the environmental conservation law, all moneys required to be depos- ited pursuant to article thirty-three of the environmental conservation law, all fees collected pursuant to subdivision eight of section 70-0117 of the environmental conservation law, all moneys collected pursuant to title thirty-three of article fifteen of the environmental conservation law, beginning with the fiscal year commencing on April first, two thou- sand thirteen, and all fiscal years thereafter, fifteen million dollars plus all funds received by the state each fiscal year in excess of the amount received from April first, two thousand twelve through March thirty-first, two thousand thirteen, from the payments collected pursu- ant to subdivision four of section 27-1012 of the environmental conser- vation law and all funds collected pursuant to section 27-1015 of the environmental conservation law, provided such funds shall not be less than four million dollars for the fiscal year commencing April first, two thousand thirteen, and not less than eight million dollars for all fiscal years thereafter and all other moneys credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source pursuant to law. All such revenue shall be initially deposited into the environmental protection fund, for application as provided in subdivision five of this section. S 3. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 92-s of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: (b) Moneys from the solid waste account shall be available, pursuant to appropriation and upon certificate of approval of availability by the director of the budget, for any non-hazardous municipal landfill closure project; municipal waste reduction or recycling project, as defined in
article fifty-four of the environmental conservation law; for the purposes of section two hundred sixty-one and section two hundred sixty-four of the economic development law; any project for the develop- ment, updating or revision of local solid waste management plans pursu- ant to sections 27-0107 and 27-0109 of the environmental conservation law; and for the development of the pesticide sales and use data base in conjunction with Cornell University pursuant to title twelve of article thirty-three of the environmental conservation law; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT MONEYS CREDITED TO SUCH ACCOUNT FROM THE MONEY RECEIVED AS ADDI- TIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR MUNICIPAL WASTE REDUCTION OR RECYCLING PROJECTS PURSUANT TO TITLE SEVEN OF ARTICLE FIFTY-FOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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