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A286, R312, H4195
Sponsors: Rep. Perry
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\6576cm05.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 849, 4171
Introduced in the House on May 24, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on March 14, 2006
Last Amended on April 25, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on April 27, 2006
Governor's Action: May 23, 2006, Signed
Summary: Parrot Head special license plate
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/24/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-218 5/24/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-218 3/8/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-3 3/9/2006 House Amended HJ-18 3/9/2006 House Read second time HJ-20 3/9/2006 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-20 3/10/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 3/14/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-18 3/14/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-18 4/11/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation SJ-15 4/13/2006 Senate Amended SJ-11 4/13/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-11 4/18/2006 Senate Amended SJ-11 4/18/2006 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-11 4/19/2006 Scrivener's error corrected 4/25/2006 House Senate amendment amended HJ-152 4/25/2006 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-154 4/27/2006 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-103 5/18/2006 Ratified R 312 5/23/2006 Signed By Governor 5/25/2006 Copies available 5/25/2006 Effective date 05/23/06 6/8/2006 Act No. 286
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(A286, R312, H4195)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 100 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "PARROT HEAD" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FOR THESE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PARROT HEAD CLUB COUNCIL TO BE USED TO SUPPORT THE PALMETTO CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND THE UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Parrot Head Special License Plates
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-10010. (A) The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue special motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger carrying motor vehicles or light pickups having an empty weight of six thousand pounds or less and a gross weight of nine thousand pounds or less registered in their names that shall have imprinted on the plate an emblem, seal, or other symbol associated with the South Carolina Parrot Head Club Council. The South Carolina Parrot Head Club Council must submit to the department written authorization to use a copyrighted or registered logo, trademark, or design on the special license plate. The South Carolina Parrot Head Club Council may request a change in the emblem, seal, or other symbol not more than once every five years. The fee charged for the special license plate shall be adjusted as necessary to account for any additional expenses associated with a change in design. The fee for this special license plate is thirty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle license fee set forth in Article 5. This special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. The special license plates must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month they are issued.
(B) From the fees collected pursuant to this article, the Comptroller General shall place sufficient funds into a special restricted account to be used by the department to defray the expenses associated with producing and administering the distribution of the license plate. The remaining funds collected from the special motor vehicle license fee shall be distributed to the South Carolina Parrot Head Club Council, which shall only use the funds to support the Palmetto Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
(C) Notwithstanding the provisions contained in Section 56-3-8100, before the Department of Motor Vehicles produces and distributes a special license plate pursuant to this section, it must receive:
(1) four hundred or more prepaid applications for the special license plate or four thousand dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate; and
(2) a plan to market the sale of the plate approved by the department.
(D) If the department receives less than three hundred biennial applications and renewals for the special license plate authorized by this article, it may not produce additional special license plates in this series. However, the department shall continue to issue special license plates of that series until the existing inventory is exhausted."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 18th day of May, 2006.
Approved the 23rd day of May, 2006.
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