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HB 184: "An Act relating to a commemorative troops license plate; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 184                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to a commemorative troops license plate; and providing for an effective                                
02 date."                                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 28.10.181 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
05            (x)  Special request plates commemorating and supporting troops. Upon                                        
06       application by the owner of a motor vehicle, the department may issue "Support Our                                
07       Troops" registration plates to supporters of Support Our Troops, Inc. The                                         
08       commissioner, in consultation with Support Our Troops, Inc., shall determine the                                  
09       design and color of the plates. The department may disapprove the issuance of                                     
10       registration plates under this subsection when the requested plates are a duplication of                          
11       an existing registration. "Support Our Troops" shall appear at the bottom of the plate                            
12       and may be alternated with "Support Our Heroes" if Support Our Troops, Inc., agrees                               
13       to be responsible for any costs incurred from lack of sale of plates.                                             
14    * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.421(d) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                            
01                 (17)  "Support Our Troops" special request plates commemorating and                                     
02       supporting troops ................................................................................................
03       plus the fee required for that vehicle under (b), (c), (h), or (i) of this section; the $40                       
04       fee required by this paragraph shall be collected on issuance and biennial renewal in                             
05       the same manner as the fee required under (b), (c), (h), or (i) of this section; the                              
06       commissioner of administration shall separately account for the fees received under                               
07       this paragraph that the department deposits in the general fund; notwithstanding (g) of                           
08       this section, the annual estimated balance in the account that is in excess of the cost of                        
09       issuing special request plates may be appropriated by the legislature to Support Our                              
10       Troops, Inc., for the benefit of the troops and their families in accordance with its                             
11       articles of incorporation and bylaws.                                                                             
12    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2007.