HB 278: "An Act relating to a masonic lodge license plate."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 278 01 "An Act relating to a masonic lodge license plate." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 28.10.181 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 04 (w) Special request masonic lodge plates. The commissioner, after consulting 05 with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska, shall design a 06 registration plate that identifies the vehicles as registered to a member of a masonic 07 lodge. Upon application by the owner of a passenger vehicle, noncommercial van or 08 pick-up truck, or motor home who is a member of a masonic lodge, the department 09 may issue registration plates that identify the vehicle as registered to a member of a 10 masonic lodge. The department may disapprove the issuance of registration plates 11 under this subsection when the requested plates are a duplication of an existing 12 registration. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.421(d) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 14 (16) special request masonic lodge plates ........................................$50 15 plus the fee required for that vehicle under (b)(1) or (2) of this section; the fee

01 required by this paragraph shall be collected only on the first issuance and on the 02 replacement of special request masonic lodge plates; the commissioner of 03 administration shall separately account for the fees received under this paragraph that 04 the department deposits in the general fund; notwithstanding (g) of this section, the 05 annual estimated balance in the account that is in excess of the cost of issuing special 06 request plates may be appropriated by the legislature to the Department of Education 07 and Early Development for the support of programs benefiting public education.