05RS HB134


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HB 134/LM/CI (BR 119) - H. Collins, J. Carr, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to license plates.
     Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 186, relating to the licensing and registration of motor vehicles, to define "special license plate," "street rod," "SF," "CF," and "EF"; establish the total initial fee and renewal fee for all special license plates currently in existence; provide that all extra funds required for a special plate in addition to the state fee shall be collected by a county clerk, forwarded to the Transportation Cabinet, and transmitted annually from the cabinet to the appropriate designated group; permit the Transportation Cabinet to retain any investment income earned from holding the extra funds to offset administrative costs incurred by the cabinet; establish a total fee of $28 for all special license plates created after the effective date of this Act, with the Transportation Cabinet receiving $25 and the county clerk receiving $3; establish general guidelines governing the design and replacement procedures for special license plates; provide that any group wanting a special license plate to be created must collect a minimum of 900 applications, each accompanied by a $25 state fee, and submit the applications and fees to the Transportation Cabinet as a whole; upon receipt of the 900 applications and fee; require the cabinet to design and print the special license plate; establish conditions that groups must comply with prior to being eligible to apply for a special license plate; establish an appeals process for a group denied a special license plate by the Transportation Cabinet; establish conditions for issuance of a personalized license plate; permit applicants initially purchasing or renewing their registration to be permitted to make a voluntary donation, in addition to the required state and clerk fees, that is to be designated for a particular group or organization; establish the information that groups must submit to the Transportation Cabinet in order to be eligible to receive donated funds from the sale of their special license plate; establish a penalty of a Class D felony and a $5,000 fine for any individual or group violating the provisions governing the use of donated funds; require the Transportation Cabinet to perpetually produce all special license plates currently in existence until directed otherwise by the General Assembly; amend KRS 41.400, 186.041, 186.042, 186.043, 186.065, and 186.174 to conform; amend KRS 186.065 to include investigators of the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet in the category of personnel that may be issued a state vehicle without official markings; repeal KRS 186.171, 186.1721, 186.1723, 186.1724, 186.1751, 186.1761, 186.177, 186.178, 186.179, 186.1831, 186.1835, 186.184, 186.185, 186.186, 186.18651, 186.1867, 186.1868, 186.18685, 186.187, 186.188, and 186.189.


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill except amend Section 1 to set an extra fee of $5 to the Veterans' Program Trust Fund for certain military plates, General Assembly plates, Judicial plates, and Congressional plates; amend Section 2 to require the cabinet to transmit extra fees to the affected entities quarterly, rather than annually; amend Section 2 to require that persons requesting a special plate replacement for any other reason than deterioration of the plate pay a county clerk fee of $3; create a new section to allow an individual renewing any license plate to make a voluntary contribution to the Veterans' Program Trust Fund.

     SCA (1/Title, B. Guthrie) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, R. Roeding) - Require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate regulations on the procedures for review of proposed special license plates and the standards by which proposed plates may be rejected under the Act.

     SFA (2, W. Blevins Jr) - Allow spouses and parents of deceased Purple Heart recipients to apply for and receive a Purple Heart license plate.

     SFA (3, W. Blevins Jr) - Establish a special license plate for Gold Star Mothers; do not require 900 applications before plate is to be printed; set initial and renewal cost at $15; require proof of membership in the Gold Star Mothers of America before receiving the plate; include plate in the list of plates to be produced in perpetuity.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Feb 1-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 7, 2005
     Feb 8-3rd reading, passed 91-1
     Feb 9-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Transportation (S)
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2005; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-3rd reading; floor amendment (2) withdrawn; passed with 35-1 Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendments (1) and (3)
     Mar 1-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 2-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendments (1) and (3) on Thursday, March 3, 2005
     Mar 8-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendments (1) and (3); passed 95-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 133)

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