For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth. Scouting has brought families and communities together for 100 years to prepare America’s youth to live, work, and play with character and integrity. Scouting is as vital and relevant today as it was when our journey began.
In celebration of Scouting’s 100th Anniversary, we respectfully ask the N.Y. State Legislature to advance the Senate Bill S2158 for the Governor's approval and signature.
Given N.Y. State’s current economic challenges, this would be a great new revenue source for the 2010-2011 fiscal budget, There are more than 270,000 families enrolled in Scouting and more than 54,000 Scout volunteers in New York State. In addition, there are many more donors, supporters and friends that would consider the purchase of this “commemorative 100th Anniversary” license plate.
Below is Senate Bill S2158 currently residing with the Transportation committee, please help us sign the petition and spread the word amongst your friends and networks.
Sponsor: JOHNSON O
Co-sponsor(s): ALESI DEFRANCISCO DIAZ HANNON HUNTLEY KLEIN LANZA LARKIN LAVALLE MORAHAN PADAVAN SAMPSON SEWARD VOLKER WINNER
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to
establishing a distinctive plate honoring the one hundredth
anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America
To establish a distinctive license plate honoring the 100th
anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill adds a new section 404-x to the vehicle and traffic law that
would authorize the creation of distinctive "Boy Scouts of America"
license plates. It would require an additional annual service charge
of twenty-five dollars per each set of plates issued. The initial
service charges collected by the department of motor vehicles in
excess of six thousand dollars would be paid on a quarterly basis to
the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for deposit into the
World Friendship Fund of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 by William D. Boyce and
received a Congressional Charter in 1916. The people of the State of
New York immediately embraced the organization and were among the
first to establish local councils. In fact, long Island is the home of
America's first Eagle Scout, Arthur Eldred. There are approximately
270,000 young men and women and 55,000 adult volunteers who are a part
of the Boy Scouts of America in New York State. This legislation would
create distinctive "Boy Scouts of America" license plates that would
allow vehicle owners to show their support for the organization. The
revenue generated by the issuance of these plates would be deposited
into the "World Friendship Fund" of Scouting for the purpose of
funding cooperative projects that bring scouts together from all over
the world.LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
This Act shall T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 12, 2009
Introduced by Sens. O. JOHNSON, ALESI, DeFRANCISCO, DIAZ, HANNON, HUNT-
LEY, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MORAHAN, PADAVAN, SAMPSON, SEWARD, VOLK-
ER, WINNER -- 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 establishing
a distinctive plate honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the Boy
Scouts of America
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
2 section 404-x to read as follows:
3 S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PLATES. 1. ANY PERSON
4 RESIDING IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINCTIVE
5 PLATE HONORING THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERI-
6 CA OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
7 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
8 2. AN APPLICATION FOR SUCH PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER
9 IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
10 3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
11 IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR
12 REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE
13 AND AN INITIAL ONE TIME SERVICE CHARGE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE
14 CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATES.
15 4. SUCH INITIAL SERVICE CHARGE SHALL BE DEPOSITED, PURSUANT TO SECTION
16 FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE, TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
17 MOTOR VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION
18 NINETY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED FOR THE
19 PRODUCTION, DESIGN, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE PLATES
20 PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
21 THAT INITIAL SERVICE CHARGES COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS
22 SHALL BE PAID ON A QUARTERLY BASIS TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE BOY
23 SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP FUND OF THE BOY
24 SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
25 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
take effect immediately
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