Bill Text: NY A05551 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish gift cards for distinctive and special number license plates.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - referred to transportation [A05551 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05551-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5551
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, ORTIZ, GUNTHER, D'URSO, RAIA, BRABENEC --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HYNDMAN -- read once  and  referred  to
          the Committee on Transportation
        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
          the commissioner  of  motor  vehicles  to  establish  gift  cards  for
          distinctive and special number license plates
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 404-oo of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
     2  chapter 406 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  404-oo.  Deposit of service charges for distinctive license plates;
     4  issuance of gift cards.  1. Notwithstanding any  inconsistent  provision
     5  of  this  chapter or of any other law, the first six thousand dollars of
     6  service charges collected for issuance  of  distinctive  license  plates
     7  established  pursuant  to this article on or after the effective date of
     8  this section and, unless otherwise specified, any amounts in  excess  of
     9  such  six  thousand  dollars,  shall  be  deposited to the credit of the
    10  department of motor vehicles distinctive plate development  fund  estab-
    11  lished  pursuant  to  section ninety-five-g of the state finance law and
    12  shall be used for the production, design, advertising  and  distribution
    13  of  such distinctive license plates established pursuant to this article
    14  on or after the effective date of this section.
    15    2. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations  establish-
    16  ing  gift  cards for distinctive and special number license plates. Such
    17  gift cards shall be redeemable upon  presentation  to  the  commissioner
    18  with  an  application  for the issuance or renewal of distinctive and/or
    19  special number license plates established pursuant to this  article.  No
    20  fee  shall be charged for the issuance of such gift cards, nor shall any
    21  fees, including but not limited to service fees and dormancy or inactiv-
    22  ity fees, be imposed upon such gift cards.  For  the  purposes  of  this
    23  subdivision,  the  following  terms  shall  have the following meanings:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09784-01-9

        A. 5551                             2
     1  "dormancy or inactivity fee" shall mean a fee for non-use of,  or  inac-
     2  tivity  on,  a  gift  card; "gift card" shall mean a card, code or other
     3  device issued to a person on a prepaid basis in a  specified  amount  in
     4  exchange  for  payment, and which is redeemable upon presentation to the
     5  commissioner with an application for the issuance or renewal of distinc-
     6  tive and/or special number license plates established pursuant  to  this
     7  article;  and  "service  fee"  shall  mean a periodic fee for holding or
     8  using a gift card.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    10  law.
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