AUTHORIZE VARIOUS SPECIAL PLATES.

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.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-376 (Senate Action) (Jul 29 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's long title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES.

Bill History:

S 571/S.L. 2013-376

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 30 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES. Enacted July 29, 2013. Effective July 29, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Amends GS 20-79.4(b) to allow the issuance of the following new special registration plates, contingent on the receipt of at least 300 plate applications: the North Carolina Bluegrass Association plate, the Professional Engineer plate, and the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival plate.  Deletes proposed language providing for the issuance of the Town of Holden Beach and Town of Matthews plates.

    Amends GS 20-79.7(a) and GS 20-81.12(b), making conforming changes by adding and deleting plate fees in regards to the addition and deletion of the plates noted above.

    Reenacts GS 20-79.4(b)(52), the Combat Veteran plate, and GS 20-79.4(b)(119), the Military Veteran plate.

    Amends GS 20-81.12(b132), providing that for the Municipality Plate, only the color and design for the plate has to be approved by both the Division and the municipality (previously, the material for the plate also had to be approved).


  • Summary date: Jun 25 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

    Further amends GS 20-70.4(b) to also allow issuance of the following 11 license plates, contingent on the receipt of at least 300 plate applications: Charlotte Checkers, First Tee, Mission Foundation, Morehead Planetarium, Native Brook Trout,  Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Red Drum, Town of Holden Beach, Town of Matthews, turtle rescue team, and Volunteers in Law Enforcement. Establishes the fees for those plates and requires the funds in the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account from the sale of each of the plates to go to specified entities for each plate. Amends the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness plate to no longer require it to include the letters ML. Amends the YMCA plate to no longer require it to include the letters SA.

    Amends GS 20-79.4(b)(41) to change the City/County Clerk plate to the NCAMC/NCACC Clerk plate, issuable to a clerk of a municipal governing board or a clerk of a county board of commissioners of a municipality or city.

    Repeals GS 20-79.4(b)(163), allowing issuance of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity plate. Makes conforming changes.

    Amends GS 20-63(b1) to remove the requirement that the Division of Motor Vehicles send the owner a replacement special license plate in a standardized format when the Division registers a vehicle or renews the registration of a vehicle on or after July 1, 2015.

    Repeals Section 1.1 [which repealed GS 20-63(b1)] and Section 5.1 (which amended GS 20-79.7 to require the Division of Motor Vehicles to deduct the cost of issuing replacement full color special license plates until July 1, 2016) of SL 2011-392. Makes conforming changes.


  • Summary date: Jun 12 2013 - More information

    Senate amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition.

    Amends GS 20-79.7, providing that there is no special plate fee for Silver Star Recipient plates.

    Senate amendment #2 makes the following change.

    Amends GS 20-79.4(b), making a technical correction to the Operation Coming Home special registration plate.


  • Summary date: Jun 6 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Further amends GS 20-70.4(b) to also allow issuance of the following 7 license plates, contingent on the receipt of at least 300 plate applications: Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, NC FIRST Robotics, NC Sportsmen's Caucus, North Carolina Cattlemen's Association, Operation Coming Home, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, and YMCA. Establishes the fees for those plates and requires the funds in the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account from the sale of each of the plates to go to specified entities for each plate. Also amends the provision for the retired legislator plate to require the plates be issued in the order applications are received.

    Amends GS 20-79.7 to add a $20 fee for the Fraternal Order of Police plate, with $10 of that fee to be transferred to the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police to support the State Lodge. Also clarifies that the Bronze Star Combat Recipient, Bronze Star Recipient, Combat Veteran, Legion of Merit, Military Veteran, Military Wartime Veteran, Partially Disabled Veteran, and Pearl Harbor Survivor plates do not have a fee.

    Amends GS 20-81.12(b4) to require funds from the sale of the Olympic Games Plate be allocated to the North Carolina Amateur Sports (was, to the NC Health and Fitness Foundation, Inc.) and that the funds be allocated as follows: (1) 67% to the US Olympic Committee to assist in training Olympic athletes, (2) 33% to assist with administration of the State Games of North Carolina; deletes the allocation to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and health for support of local fitness council development.

    Amends GS 20-81.12(b38) to require funds derived from the sale of the Charlotte Motor Speedway plates to go to Speedway Children's Charities.

    Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Apr 1 2013 - More information

    Identical to H 22 filed on 1/30/13.

    Enacts new subdivisions to GS 20-79.4(b) to authorize the following types of special registration plates: Flag of the United States of America; Municipality Plate; NC Cattlemen's Association; and Riverlink. Plate issuance is contingent on the receipt of at least 300 plate applications for each plate. Makes revisions to the Register of Deeds and the Vietnam Veterans of America plates. Sets out the special plate fees and distribution amounts for each plate. Amends GS 20-81.12(b2) to add the NC Transportation Museum plate as a state attraction plate.


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