Relates to creating the "Alpha Phi Delta" fraternity distinctive license plate program.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating the "Alpha Phi Delta" fraternity distinctive license plate program
PURPOSE: To provide distinctive license plates bearing the Alpha Phi Delta crest and name to residents in New York State Click here
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 404 x to the vehicle and traffic law to provide distinctive license plates for members of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity. Any member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity residing in this state will be able to upon request, be issued a license plate bearing the Alpha Phi Delta crest and the words "Alpha Phi Delta." Applications for these distinctive plates are to be filed with the commissioner. No license plates are to be issued to an applicant without verification that the applicant is a member of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity. The distinctive plates issued are to be administered in the same manner as other number plates upon payment of the regular registration fee with an additional one-time service fee of $25. This annual service fee will be deposited into the department of motor vehicles distinctive plate development fund and be used for production, design, advertising and marketing of distinctive license plates.
Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect 180 days after becoming law.
JUSTIFICATION: The Alpha Phi Delta fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in 1914 by a group of Italian immigrants who wanted to form a social society to help them better connect with one another and find greater success both in New York State and across the nation. For a century, it has been committed to the development of democratic ideals, and in fostering the highest and noblest traits of man. Alpha Phi Delta fraternity members have contributed greatly to New York State's culture throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has approved many distinctive license plates for fraternities, sororities, and colleges throughout the State of New York.
This legislation creates the opportunity to honor the 4,000 members of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity throughout New York State as well as creating an additional revenue source to promote college scholarships and higher education.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on April lst next succeeding the date it becomes a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7447 IN SENATE May 15, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- 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 "Alpha Phi Delta" fraternity 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 "ALPHA PHI DELTA" FRATERNITY LICENSE PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE "ALPHA PHI DELTA" FRATERNITY LICENSE PLATE, OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT SHALL INCLUDE THE MAJUSCULE GREEK LETTERS SIGNIFYING ALPHA, PHI AND DELTA. APPLICATION FOR SAID LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE. A DISTINCTIVE "ALPHA PHI DELTA" FRATERNITY LICENSE PLATE ISSUED PURSU- ANT 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 AND AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, any rules and regu- lations required to implement the foregoing provisions of this act may be promulgated on or before such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15214-01-4