SB 544 Requires motor vehicle owners to deposit old license plates with the Department of Revenue as part of a recycling program to benefit certain nonprofit organizations
Sponsor: Shoemyer
LR Number: 2337L.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 2/22/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation Committee Journal Page: S324
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 544 - This act requires every motor vehicle owner who replaces the license plates on his or her motor vehicle to deposit the old, outdated, or expired license plates with the Department of Revenue or its agents. This will begin January 1, 2008.

The act requires the Department of Revenue to create a program that promotes recycling used or outdated license plates for the metal content. The director shall enter into contractual agreements with nonprofit organizations for the collection, disposal, and recycling of used, expired, or outdated license plates. Such nonprofit organizations shall be those whose primary mission is to prevent head injuries by promoting bicycle safety. The act allows the director to promulgate rules to carry out the purposes of the act.

This act is similar to SB 1054 (2006).