HB 200: "An Act relating to special request specialty organization registration plates."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 200 01 "An Act relating to special request specialty organization registration plates." 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 (ll) Special request specialty organization plates. The department shall adopt 05 regulations to allow for the issuance of special request specialty organization 06 registration plates sponsored by an organization that is based in this state and is tax 07 exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501(c), is an Alaska chapter of a national organization that is 08 tax exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501(c), is a department of the state, or is a municipality of 09 the state. The department shall determine a common design and color for the plates 10 and provide for the placement of the logo of the organization and a short piece of 11 descriptive text on the plate. If the department denies an application to create a 12 specialty organization registration plate under this section, the department shall notify 13 the commissioner of the denial. The commissioner may reverse the decision of the 14 department and require issuance of the requested plate. The department may 15 disapprove the issuance of registration plates under this subsection when the requested

01 plates duplicate an existing registration. Regulations adopted under this subsection 02 must 03 (1) provide that the entity requesting the issuance of the plates 04 (A) submit an application on a form provided by the 05 department; 06 (B) pay an application fee set by the department for issuance of 07 the new registration plates; 08 (C) pay the entire cost of developing and issuing the specialty 09 plate; 10 (D) may not be offensive in purpose, nature, activity, or name; 11 (E) may charge a fee for issuance of a specialty registration 12 plate in addition to any registration fees set by statute or regulation; 13 (2) provide for notice to the entity sponsoring the plate not later than 14 six months before a proposed cancellation of the specialty organization plate; 15 (3) establish procedures for owners of vehicles to purchase specialty 16 organization registration plates under this subsection. 17 * Sec. 2. AS 28.10.421(d) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 18 (26) special request specialty organization plates under 19 AS 28.10.181(ll) ........................................ $100 20 plus the fee required for that vehicle under (b), (c), (h), or (i) of this section; the $100 21 fee required by this paragraph shall be collected only on the first issuance of and the 22 replacement of the plates; in addition, an entity sponsoring a special request specialty 23 organization plate may charge a fee on first issuance and renewal of the plates.