Bill Summary for S 571 (2013-2014)

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Jul 25 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 571 (Public) Filed Monday, April 1, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES.
Intro. by Brock.

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Conference report to the 5th edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 20-79.4 as follows. Changes the name of the Bronze Star Combat Recipient plate to the Bronze Star Valor Recipient plate. Adds the Coast Guard Cross to those decorations for which the Legion of Valor plate can be authorized.

Amends GS 20-79.7(a) to provide that, upon request, the Division of Motor Vehicles  (Division) must annually provide and issue one of the following special registration plates, free of charge: Legion of Valor, 100% Disabled Veteran, Ex-Prisoner of War, Bronze Star Valor, and Silver Star plates (was, provide and issue free of charge a Legion of Valor, 100% Disabled Veteran, and Ex-Prisoner of War plate only) and specifies who is eligible for those plates. This does not apply to a plate issued for a vehicle with a registered weight more than 6,000 pounds. Specifies that the regular vehicle registration fees in GS 20-88 apply if the registered weight of the vehicle is more than 6,000 pounds.

Amends GS 20-63(b1) to require the design of plates that are not "First in Flight" to be developed in accordance with GS 20-79.4(a3). Prohibits the Division from issuing, for plates authorized in GS 20-79.7 on or after July 1, 2013, the plate on a background under the subsection unless it receives at least 200 applications for the plate in addition to the applications required under GS 20-79.4 or GS 20-81.12.

Amends GS 20-79.4(a3) to require the standardized format for special license plates to allow for the name of the state and the plate number to be reflective and to contrast with the background.

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