S 499. Definition. For the purposes of this article "metropolitan commuter transportation district" shall mean the area of the state included in the district created and governed by section twelve hundred sixty-two of the public authorities law. S 499-a. Metropolitan commuter transportation district supplemental registration fee. Registrants residing in the metropolitan commuter transportation district shall upon the registration or renewal of a motor vehicle be charged a supplemental registration fee to be paid to the commissioner or his or her agent in accordance with the provisions of this article. S 499-b. Collection of supplemental fee. All registrants of motor vehicles who reside in the metropolitan commuter transportation district shall pay to the commissioner or his or her agent the supplemental registration fee provided for in this article upon registration or renewal of motor vehicles subject to registration fees pursuant to the following sections of this chapter: paragraph a of subdivision six of section four hundred one; schedules A, B, C, E, F, G, I and K of subdivision seven of section four hundred one; paragraph a of subdivision eight of section four hundred one; paragraph a of subdivision five of section four hundred ten; and section four hundred eleven-b. S 499-c. Calculation of supplemental registration fee. The supplemental registration fee to be charged pursuant to section four hundred ninety-nine-b of this article, shall be calculated at a rate of twenty-five dollars per annum for each year or portion of a year that such registration is valid. S 499-d. Deposit and disposition of revenue from supplemental fee. The commissioner shall deposit daily all funds derived from the collection of the supplemental fee established pursuant to this article with such responsible banks, banking houses or trust companies as may be designated by the state comptroller, to the credit of the comptroller. On or before the twelfth day of each month, the commissioner shall certify to the comptroller the amount of all revenues received pursuant to this article during the prior month as a result of the supplemental fee imposed, including any interest and penalties thereon. The revenues so certified shall be deposited by the state comptroller in the metropolitan transportation authority aid trust account of the metropolitan transportation authority financial assistance fund established pursuant to section ninety-two-ff of the state finance law for deposit, subject to appropriation, in the corporate transportation account of the metropolitan transportation authority special assistance fund established by section twelve hundred seventy-a of the public authorities law, to be applied as provided in paragraph (e) of subdivision four of such section. Any money collected pursuant to this section that is deposited by the comptroller in the metropolitan transportation authority aid trust account of the metropolitan transportation authority financial assistance fund shall be held in such fund free and clear of any claim by any person or entity paying an additional fee pursuant to this section, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any right or claim against the metropolitan transportation authority, any of its bondholders, or any subsidiary or affiliate of the metropolitan transportation authority. Top of Page
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