SB 812 Creates various specialty license plates and modifies the administrative process for issuing and developing specialty license plates
Sponsor: Schmitt
LR Number: 4027L.03C Fiscal Note: 4027-03N.ORG
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 5/14/2010 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SBs 812, 752 & 909 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010
House Handler: Dixon

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HCS/SCS/SBs 812, 752 & 909 - This act creates various specialty license plates and modifies the administrative process for issuing and developing specialty license plates.

COMBAT ACTION LICENSE PLATE - This act allows persons who have been awarded combat action badges to apply for a special license plate bearing the words "COMBAT ACTION" and an image of a combat action badge (Section 301.477). The language creating this specialized license plate may also be found in SCS/SB 812, 752 & 909 (2010).

LEGION OF MERIT LICENSE PLATE - This act creates the "LEGION OF MERIT" special license plate and allows any person who has been awarded this military service award to apply for it. To obtain the special license plate, a person must make application, furnish proof as a recipient of the Legion of Merit Medal, and pay a $15 fee to the Department of Revenue in addition to the registration fee and any other documents required by law (Section 301.3158). The language creating this specialized license plate may also be found in SCS/SB 812, 752 & 909 (2010).

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS LICENSE PLATE - This act allows motorists to obtain Multiple Sclerosis special license plates. In order to obtain the specialty plates, the motorist must pay an annual $25 emblem-use contribution to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a $25 specialty license plate fee, and regular registration fees. The specialty plates shall bear the words "JOIN THE MOVEMENT" in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE". Before these specialty plates may be issued, the director must receive in receipt of a list of at least 200 potential applicants who plan to purchase the plate and an application fee to defray the cost for developing the specialty plate (Section 301.3160). The language creating this specialized license plate may also be found in SCS/SB 812, 752 & 909 (2010).

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING AND DEVELOPING SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES - This act changes the administrative procedures for issuing and developing specialty license plates. The act specifies that the Department of Revenue is not required to accept applications and issue specialty plates for a specific category or organization if no applications for the plate have been received within 4 years from the authorization of the plate or if the total number of specialty plates issued for a specific category is less than 200 plates for two consecutive years. The act further authorizes the department to discontinue the issuance and renewal of a specialty license plate if the organization has stopped providing services and the emblem-use authorization statements are no longer being issued by the organization. The organization must notify the department immediately to discontinue the issuance of a specialty plate. The discontinuance of specialty plate provisions do not apply to any military specialty license plates (Section 301.2998).

The act removes the July 1st deadline for the submission of certain documents and fees to the department of revenue regarding a special license application and allows an organization to submit the necessary documents at any time. Interested parties have 60 days from the filing of the proposal to submit testimony to the department in support of or opposition to the creation of a specialty plate. The act further requires the department, as soon as practicable after receiving the required documents and fees, to submit all applications for the development of a specialty plate to the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight for the committee to approve or deny. Current law requires the department to submit the applications to the committee during a regular session of the General Assembly (section 301.3150). The specialty license plate provisions are similar to the ones contained in HB 2235 (2010).

NIXA EDUCATION FOUNDATION LICENSE PLATES - This act allows motorists to apply for and receive special license plates bearing the emblem of the Nixa Education Foundation after paying a $15 emblem-use contribution to the Nixa Education Foundation and other registration fees required by law (Section 301.4006).

WILD TURKEY FEDERATION - This act allows members of the National Wild Turkey Federation to apply for and receive special license plates bearing the emblem of the National Wild Turkey Federation after paying a $15 emblem-use contribution to the National Wild Turkey Federation and other registration fees required by law (Section 301.4010).

STEPHEN WITTE