View Amendment Current Amendment: 3124R001.LKG.docx to Bill 3124     The Committee on Transportation proposed the following amendment (3124R001.LKG):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 9, by striking SECTION 9 in its entirety and inserting:
/     SECTION     9.     Article 65, Chapter 3 of Title 56 is amended to read:
"ARTICLE 65.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND EAGLE SCOUT SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

    Section 56-3-7330.         (A)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue "Boy Scouts of America" special license plates to owners of private passenger motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles as defined in Section 56-3-20, registered in their names. The requirements for production, collection, and distribution of fees for the plate are those set forth in Section 56-3-8100. The biennial fee for this plate is the regular registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title plus an additional fee of thirty dollars. Any portion of the additional thirty-dollar fee not set aside by the Comptroller General to defray costs of production and distribution must be distributed to the South Carolina Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America, to then be distributed to the other five Boy Scout councils serving counties in South Carolina.
    (B)(1)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue "Eagle Scouts of America" special license plates to owners of private passenger motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles as defined in Section 56-3-20, registered in their names who have been awarded the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. The motor vehicle owner must present the department with official documentation that states that he was awarded the Eagle Scout Award, along with his application for this special license plate. The fee for this special license plate is thirty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 56. This special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. This special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued. The special license plate must be imprinted with an emblem, seal, symbol, or design agreed to by all of the Boy Scout councils serving counties in South Carolina.
        (2)     The fees collected pursuant to this section above the cost of production must be distributed to the South Carolina Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America, to then be distributed to the other five Boy Scout councils serving counties in South Carolina.
        (3)     Section 56-3-8100 requirements met for the production, collection, and distribution of fees for the "Boy Scouts of America" special plate are deemed to have been met for the 'Eagle Scouts of America' special license plate."

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 22, after line 35, by adding appropriately numbered new SECTIONS to read:
/     SECTION     ___.     Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"ARTICLE 124

DR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

    Section 56-3-12410.     (A)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune special license plates to owners of private passenger carrying motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, registered in their names which shall have imprinted on burgundy and gold license plates 'Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune'and her image, her year of birth, and her year of death. Twin City Outreach Mission shall submit to the department for its approval a design it desires to be used for this special license plate. Twin City Outreach Mission may request a change in the design not more than once every five years. The fee for this special license plate is thirty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 56. The requirements for production, collection, and distribution of fees for the plate are those set forth in Section 56-3-8100. This special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. This special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued.
    (B)     The fees collected pursuant to this section above the cost of the regular motor vehicle registration fee must be distributed in the following manner:
        (1)     seventy-five percent to Twin City Outreach Mission to:
            (a)     fund the construction and operation of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Museum and Restaurant;
            (b)     fund the construction of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Nature Trail;
            (c)     promote tourism in the Town of Mayesville, Sumter County, South Carolina; and
            (d)     promote other projects related to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, tourism that will impact economic development and job creation for the citizens of Mayesville, Sumter County, and South Carolina; and
        (2)     twenty-five percent to the Town of Mayesville to be used for operational and program opportunity matching funds."

    SECTION     ___.     Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"ARTICLE 125

GADSDEN FLAG LICENSE PLATES

    Section 56-3-12510.         (A)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue special state flag motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger carrying motor vehicles as defined in Section 56-3-630 and motorcycles as defined in 56-3-20 registered in their names. The fee for this special license plate is twenty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee contained in Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 56. This special license plate must be of the same size and shape of regular motor vehicle license plates. This special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued.
    (B)     The design of the license plate must replicate the color, layout, and design of the Gadsden flag and contain the words 'Don't Tread on Me' below a coiled rattlesnake.
    (C)     The fees collected pursuant to this section above the cost of producing the license plates must be distributed to the State Museum. The State Museum must use the fees only to help fund programs and exhibits dedicated to the Revolutionary War and our State's role in the Revolutionary War.
    (D)     Before the Department of Motor Vehicles produces and distributes a special license plate pursuant to this section, it must receive a deposit of six thousand eight hundred dollars from an individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate. If a deposit of four thousand dollars is made by an individual or organization pursuant to this section, the department must refund the four thousand dollars once an equivalent amount of license plate fees is collected for that organization's license plate. If the equivalent amount is not collected within four years of the first issuance of the license plate, then the department shall retain the deposit.
    (E)     If the department receives fewer than three hundred biennial applications and renewals for this special license plate, it may not produce additional special license plates in this series. The department shall continue to issue special license plates of this series until the existing inventory is exhausted."

    SECTION     ___.     Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"ARTICLE 126

'ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

    Section 56-3-12610.     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue special license plates for use on private passenger motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles as defined in Section 56-3-20, owned by any active member of the United States Armed Forces who is a resident of this State. The motor vehicle owner must present the department with official documentation that states that he is serving on active duty along with his application for this special license plate. The guidelines for the production and distribution of this special license plate must meet the requirements contained in Section 56-3-8100."

    SECTION     ___.     Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"ARTICLE 127

'2010 BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

    Section 12710.     (A)     The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue "2010 Baseball National Champions" special license plates to owners of private passenger motor vehicles, as defined in Section 56-3-630, or motorcycles as defined in Section 56-3-20, registered in their names.
    (B)     The University of South Carolina may submit to the department for its approval the emblem, seal, or other symbol it desires to be used for its respective special license plate, provided that the phrase '2010 National Baseball Champions' must be utilized on the plate.
    (C)     The requirements for production, collection, and distribution of fees for the plate are those set forth in Section 56-3-8100. The biennial fee for this plate is the regular registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title plus an additional fee of seventy dollars. Any portion of the additional seventy-dollar fee not set aside by the Comptroller General to defray costs of production and distribution must be distributed to the fund established for the University of South Carolina pursuant to Section 56-3-3710(B) used for the purposes provided in that section.
    (D)     License number '1' for the '2010 Baseball National Champions' license plate is reserved for the University of South Carolina head baseball coach."

SECTION     ___.     Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"ARTICLE 128

COMBAT-RELATED DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

    Section 56-3-10810.     (A) The department may issue 'Combat Related Disabled Veteran' special motor vehicle license plates for use on private passenger motor vehicles or motorcycles registered in a person's name in this State who is a veteran classified as at least fifty percent disabled due to a combat-related injury as determined from medical records on file with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. An application for these special motor vehicle license plates must include official military documentation showing the applicant has at least a fifty percent combat-related disability and who was honorably discharged from service. Only two plates may be issued to a person.
    (B)     The provision in Section 56-3-8100 that requires the department to receive a deposit for a special license plate before it may be produced does not apply for the production of this special license plate. The biennial fee for this plate is the regular registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall imprint the special license plates with the words 'Combat-Related Disabled Veteran', with numbers the department may determine.
    (C)     A license plate issued pursuant to this article may be transferred to another vehicle of the same weight class owned by the same person upon application being made and being approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is unlawful for a person to whom the plate has been issued to knowingly permit it to be displayed on any vehicle except the one authorized by the department.
    (D)     The provisions of this article do not affect the registration and licensing of motor vehicles as required by other provisions of this chapter but are cumulative to those other provisions. A person violating the provisions of this article or a person who (1) fraudulently gives false or fictitious information in any application for a special license plate, as authorized in this article, (2) conceals a material fact, or (3) otherwise commits fraud in the application or in the use of a special license plate issued is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both.

    SECTION     ___.     Section 56-3-8000 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered new subsection at the end to read:
/     "( )     The deposit required in subsection (B)(1) must be reviewed by the General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session, and every two years thereafter. The department must provide a detailed, comprehensive justification to increase the fee. Any fee increase must be introduced in a separate bill separate and apart from any other matter."         /

    SECTION     ___.     Section 56-3-8100 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered new subsection at the end to read:
/     "( )     The deposit required in subsection (A)(1) must be reviewed by the General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session, and every two years thereafter. The department must provide a detailed, comprehensive justification to increase the fee. Any fee increase must be introduced in a separate bill separate and apart from any other matter."         /

    Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 19, by striking lines 30-43, and on page 20, by striking lines 1 - 4, and inserting:
/         (E)     Before the department produces and distributes a plate pursuant to this section, it must receive:
        (1)     four hundred or more prepaid applications for the special license plate or four thousand six thousand eight hundred dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate; and
        (2)     a plan to market the sale of the special license plate which must be approved by the department. If the individual or organization seeking issuance of the plate submits four six thousand eight hundred dollars, the Comptroller General shall place that money into a restricted account to be used by the department to defray the initial cost of producing the special license plate.             /

    Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 21, by striking lines 5 - 28 and inserting:
/         "Section 56-3-8100.     (A)     Before the Department of Motor Vehicles produces and distributes a special license plate created by the General Assembly after January 1, 2006, it must receive:
        (1)     four hundred prepaid applications for the special license plate or four thousand six thousand eight hundred dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate;
        (2)     a plan to market the sale of the special license plate which must be approved by the department; and
        (3)     the emblem, a seal, or other symbol to be used for the plate and, if necessary, written authorization for the department to use a logo, trademark, or design that is copyrighted or registered. If the individual or organization seeking issuance of the plate submits four six thousand eight hundred dollars, the Comptroller General shall place that money into a restricted account to be used by the department to defray the initial cost of producing the special license plate."
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.