(SB 109)

Specialty license plates, certain provisions revised.

         ENTITLED, An Act  revise the time requirement for the purchase of temporary permits associated with certain specialty license plates and to declare an emergency.


     Section  1.  That § 32-5-140 be amended to read as follows:

     32-5-140.   Upon the sale or transfer of a vehicle bearing specialty license plates that display an organization decal, the plates shall remain with the owner and upon approval by the department may be transferred to another vehicle. Anyone receiving organization license plates shall may at the time of obtaining the specialty plates purchase from the county treasurer a temporary permit. The owner of the specialty plate shall purchase a permit before the sale of the vehicle to an individual. The permit is valid for fifteen days and costs fifteen dollars. The permit shall be vehicle specific and shall be affixed to the vehicle by the seller at the time of sale or transfer of the vehicle. The new owner of the vehicle may use the permit in the interim of registering the vehicle. The permit may not be used for any other purpose than stated. Misuse of the temporary permit or failure to purchase the temporary permit before the sale of the vehicle is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

     Section  2.  That chapter 32-5 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

     If, before the effective date of this Act, an applicant requests a refund of the fifteen dollar temporary permit fee, the department shall authorize the refund upon receipt of the request, the temporary permit, and a copy of the registration.

     Section  3.  Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect on April 1, 2000.

     Signed February 28, 2000.


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