Bill S461A-2011

Establishes a drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) license plate

Establishes a drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) license plate; creates a new drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) fund for outreach and educational programs.

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  • Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 461A
  • Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S461A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in relation to creating a distinctive license plate for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide any person residing in this state, upon request, a distinctive Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) license plate.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x. Section 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-iiii.

JUSTIFICATION: Distinctive plates will help expand the public's awareness of the D.A.R.E. program in New York State.

The D.A.R.E. program and comprehensive (17 lesson) elementary school curriculum was designed by health and substance abuse educators. Rather than relying on the traditional scare tactic approach to dissuade children from drug abuse, the DARE strategy focused on assisting children with development of the "life skills" (i.e., decision-making, risk identification, peer pressure resistance) to make well informed decisions - even beyond avoiding drug abuse (i.e., personal safety, resisting conflicts and violence). Close collaboration between educators, law enforcement, parents, and others; demanding instructor training; and focusing efforts on the transition period between elementary and junior high school were also essential elements of DARE strategy from the beginning.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8013A of 2006 S.595 of 2007/2008 S.2395 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law; provided, however, that any rule or regulation required to implement the foregoing provisions of this act shall be promulgated on or before such effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 461--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in relation to creating a distinctive license plate for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) 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 PLATES FOR THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) PROGRAM. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) PROGRAM LICENSE PLATE. THE DESIGN OF SUCH DISTINCTIVE PLATE SHALL BE DEVELOPED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SUPER- INTENDENT OF STATE POLICE. 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 ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES 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 LICENSE PLATES PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF
SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-IIII OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COSTS RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-IIII OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, FUNDS UP TO A MAXIMUM OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS, OR SO MUCH THER- EOF AS MAY BE AVAILABLE, SHALL BE ALLOCATED FROM SUCH FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATE. S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-iiii to read as follows: S 97-IIII. DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND. 2. THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND SHALL CONSIST OF MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-X OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, MONEYS DONATED OR GIVEN TO THE STATE, AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE. 3. MONEYS OF THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) FUND, SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM COSTS RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION. 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 required to implement the foregoing provisions of this act shall be promulgated on or before such effective date.

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