HB 1301-1_ Filed 02/23/2004, 10:46 Wyss
that Engrossed House Bill 1301 be amended to read as follows:
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SOURCE: IC 9-18-25-17.5; (04)MO130101.4. -->
"SECTION 4. IC 9-18-25-17.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 17.5. (a) This section applies to a special group
if at least five thousand (5,000) of the special group's license
plates are issued under this chapter during one (1) calendar year
beginning after December 31, 2004.
(b) Notwithstanding section 3 of this chapter, the
representatives of the special group may petition the bureau to
design a distinctive license plate that identifies a vehicle as being
registered to a person who is a member of the special group.
(c) The design of the special group license plate must include
a basic design for the special group recognition license plate with
consecutive numerals or letters, or both, to properly identify the
(d) A special group license plate must be treated with special
reflective material designed to increase the visibility and legibility
of the special group license plate.
(e) Beginning with the calendar year following the year in
which the representatives petition the bureau under subsection
(b), the bureau shall issue the special group's license plate to a
person who is eligible to register a vehicle under this title who:
(1) completes an application for the license plate; and
(2) pays the following fees:
(A) The appropriate fee under IC 9-29-5-38(a).
(B) An annual fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).
(f) The annual fee referred to in subsection (e)(2)(B) shall be
collected by the bureau and deposited in a trust fund for the
special group established under subsection (g). However, the
bureau shall retain two dollars ($2) for each license plate issued
until the cost of designing and issuing the special group license
plate is recovered by the bureau.
(g) The treasurer of state shall establish a trust fund for each
special group for which the bureau collects fees under this section.
(h) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund
not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the
same manner as other public funds are invested. Interest that
accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
Money in the fund is continuously appropriated for the purposes
of this section. Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year
does not revert to the state general fund.
(i) The commissioner shall administer the fund. Expenses of
administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
(j) On June 30 of each year, the commissioner shall distribute
the money from the fund to the special group for which the
bureau has collected fees under this section.
(k) The bureau may not disclose information that identifies the
persons to whom special group license plates have been issued
under this section to the special group.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to EHB 1301 as printed February 20, 2004.)