Authorizes the issuance of distinctive plates for members of Kiwanis International.
Ayes (56): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (2): Dilan, Martins
Excused (3): Diaz, Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the issuance of distinctive plates for members of Kiwanis International
Amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law to allow for distinctive plates for Kiwanis members
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 will amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law will by adding section § 404-x, which reads:
Subdivision 1, any member of Kiwanis International residing within New York State, upon request, shall be issued a license plate bearing the words "Kiwanis International".
Subdivision 2, proof must be shown to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the applicant is a member of Kiwanis International.
Subdivision 3, regular registration fees, plus a one-time service charge of ten dollars, shall be charged for such plates.
Kiwanis International, a world-wide service organization, is celebrating its 100th anniversary year in 2015. Kiwanis members in over 300 local clubs perform service projects ranging from fund raising to hands on work in every area of New York State. Additionally, Kiwanis clubs sponsor K-Kids Clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in Middle Schools, Key Clubs in High Schools, Circle K Clubs at Colleges and Universities and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities, all providing service and leadership development opportunities to members of those communities.
These distinctive license plates would give Kiwanis members the opportunity to receive recognition for the good work they do, as well as promote the organization to other members of the community in which they live.
Similar to S.2203 (Volker) - 2010
To be determined
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6528 IN SENATE February 3, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 the issuance of distinctive plates for members of Kiwanis International 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 MEMBERS OF THE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL. 1. ANY MEMBER OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL". APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. 2. THE DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER, THAT THE APPLICANT IS A MEMBER OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL. 3. 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 ONE-TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TEN DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. 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 FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF SUCH LICENSE PLATES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11983-01-3