CSHB 217(STA): "An Act relating to special request registration plates commemorating the arts; and relating to the Alaska State Council on the Arts."

00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 217(STA) 01 "An Act relating to special request registration plates commemorating the arts; and 02 relating to the Alaska State Council on the Arts." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 28.10.181(u) is amended to read: 05 (u) Special request plates commemorating the arts. Upon application by the 06 owner of a motor vehicle, the department may issue registration plates 07 commemorating the arts. The commissioner, after consulting with the Alaska State 08 Council on the Arts, shall determine the design and color of plates commemorating the 09 arts. The commissioner shall choose a new design for the plates commemorating 10 the arts every four years and discontinue issuance of the previous design. The 11 department may disapprove the issuance of registration plates under this subsection 12 when the requested plates are a duplication of an existing registration. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.421(d)(15) is amended to read: 14 (15) special request plates commemorating the arts .......... $50 [$150]

01 plus the fee required for that vehicle under (b), (c), (h), or (i) of this section; the fee 02 required by this paragraph shall be collected only on the first issuance and the 03 replacement of the special request plates [BIENNIALLY IN THE SAME 04 MANNER AS THE FEE REQUIRED UNDER (b), (c), (h), OR (i) OF THIS 05 SECTION]; the commissioner of administration shall separately account for the fees 06 received under this paragraph that the department deposits in the general fund; 07 notwithstanding (g) of this section, the annual estimated balance in the account that is 08 in excess of the cost of issuing special request plates may be appropriated by the 09 legislature to pay the artist of the winning design and for the support of programs 10 benefiting the arts; 11 * Sec. 3. AS 44.27 is amended by adding a new section to read: 12 Sec. 44.27.070. Competition for the design of the special request plate 13 commemorating the arts. (a) The council shall hold a competition every four years to 14 select a design for the special request plate commemorating the arts under 15 AS 28.10.181(u). The council shall select a panel of judges to judge the submissions 16 for the contest and shall include the previous design winner on the panel. The panel 17 shall select the top submissions, and the council shall conduct a public vote to 18 determine the winner of the competition. The council shall use the winning design 19 when consulting with the commissioner of administration under AS 28.10.181(u). 20 (b) The council shall, in consultation with the Department of Administration, 21 recommend an amount to be appropriated from the annual estimated balance in the 22 account under AS 28.10.421(d)(15) to pay an artist for a winning design. 23 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 24 read: 25 TRANSITION. The Alaska State Council on the Arts shall hold the first design 26 competition within one year after the effective date of this Act.