Authorizes the creation and issuance of a distinctive 4-H member license plate and sets up a 4-H foundation fund for excess monies to be deposited.
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law in relation to creating the "4-H member" distinctive license plate; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the 4-H foundation fund
The purpose of this bill is to provide any person residing in this state, upon request, a distinctive "4-H member" 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 96, the 4-H Foundation Fund.
Distinctive plates will help expand the public's awareness of the 4-H program in New York State.
The 4-H's program stand for Head, Hands, Heart, and Health which are the core values the members instill through learning and development programs. The 4-H foundation is the country's biggest adolescent and adult organization, with over 7 million members coming from a variety of backgrounds such as urban, rural, and suburban communities. The design of 4-H is for youth to learn through hands-on application. Thus promoting qualities such as leadership, teamwork, innovation, creativity, and to be independent thinkers, teaching them to be tomorrow's leaders through after-school and in-school clubs. The 4-H program offers over 1,000 projects on a variety of subjects from aerospace, global navigation, cell analysis, photography, public communications, food security, and volunteer service. Through adolescents participating in the 4-H program youth are more likely to make good life decisions, succeed academically, and give back to their communities promoting the 4-H values.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6873 IN SENATE March 24, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 "4-H member" distinctive license plate; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the 4-H foundation 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 4-H MEMBER LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "4-H MEMBER" 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. 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 SUCH SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW YORK 4-H FOUNDATION AND SHALL BE USED FOR FURTHERANCE OF THE 4-H PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SIX OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 96 to read as follows: S 96. THE 4-H FOUNDATION FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED, IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE COMP- TROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE 4-H FOUNDATION FUND.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14443-01-4 S. 6873 2
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 AND PROGRAMS OF THE 4-H FOUNDATION. 4. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS. 5. TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS 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.