Bill Summary for H 289 (2011-2012)

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May 18 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 289 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 9, 2011
TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES.
Intro. by Gillespie.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 20-79.4(b) to direct the Division of Motor Vehicles to also issue these special registration plates: Arthritis Foundation, ARTS NC, City/County Clerk, Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE of North Carolina, National Defense Service Medal, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Topsail Island Shoreline Protection, and Vietnam Veterans of America. Makes the development of each of the proposed plates contingent on the Division receiving 300 applications. Makes clarifying changes to the directives to issue these following plates: Autism Society of North Carolina, North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, and United States Service Academy. Makes conforming changes to GS 20-79.7(a) and 20-79.7(b) to provide for fees and distribution of fees for the additional plates. Amends GS 20-81.12(b2), adding that revenue derived from the Aurora Fossil Museum special plate must be transferred quarterly to the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. for educational programs, enhancing collections, and operating expenses. Amends GS 20-81.12 to provide for the use of funds derived from the sale of the proposed new special plates.
Adds two special registration license plates to the list of those identified in GS 20-63(b) that do not have to bear the phrase First in Flight: (1) ARTS NC and (2) Choose Life.
Enacts new subsection (a3) to GS 20-79.4, directing the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop, in consultation with the State Highway Patrol, a standardized format for special license plates, as specified.
Makes other clarifying changes.

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