Creates a distinctive license plate for members of the United States Power Squadrons, a non-profit organization which promotes boater safety and education.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating a distinctive plate for members of the United States power squadrons
PURPOSE: This bill would create a distinctive license plate for members of the United States Power Squadron.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 404-x to create a distinctive license plate for members of the United States Power Squadron.
JUSTIFICATION: Organized in 1914, USPS is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. They enjoy participating with fellow members on the water and in the classroom.
USPS has some 60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
This legislation would create a distinctive license plate for New York Power Squadron members.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7282-A of 2006: Passed Senate S.608 of 2007/2008 S.594 of 2009/2010
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 934 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 a distinctive plate for members of the United States power squadrons 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 UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS. 1. ANY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS RESIDING IN THIS STATE, SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS". APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE, AND SHALL BE VERIFIED ANNUALLY BY THE APPLICANT. NO LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE ISSUED TO AN APPLICANT WITHOUT VERIFICATION THAT SUCH APPLICANT IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS. 2. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE SAME MANNER AS SUCH 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 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 NINE- TY-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. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04404-01-1