Reference is to Printer's Date 6/4/13-S.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 56-3-8100(A), as contained in SECTION 8. (B), by deleting lines 24 through 38 on page 9 and inserting:
/ "Section 56-3-8100.
(A) Before the Department of Motor
Vehicles produces and distributes a special license plate
created by the General Assembly after January 1, 2006, it must
(1) six thousand eight hundred dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate;
(2) a plan to market the sale of the special license plate which must be approved by the department; and
(3) the emblem, a seal, or other symbol to be used for the plate and, if necessary, written authorization for the department to use a logo, trademark, or design that is copyrighted or registered. If the individual or organization seeking issuance of the plate
submits six thousand eight
hundred dollars, the Comptroller General shall place that money
into a restricted account to be used by the department to defray
the initial cost of producing the special license
Amend the bill further by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTIONS:
/ SECTION __. Section 56-3-2250 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(A) The Department of Motor
Vehicles may provide, upon request, a sample motor vehicle
license plate which
shall not be displayed on any
vehicle registered or required to be registered in this State.
Any person displaying such plate is guilty of a misdemeanor and,
upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars
or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days. The license
plate shall be of the same size and general design of
regular motor vehicle license plates. and
the The fee for issuance of such license
plate shall be ten dollars. Provided, that the word
"sample" shall be imprinted on the license
plate. The department may retain the ten dollar fee
to recoup its cost for producing the license plate.
(B)(1) The department is authorized to produce, upon request, souvenir license plates for any special organizational license plate produced pursuant to Section 56-3-8000 or Section 56-3-8100 or any other special organizational license plate authorized by law. In order for a special organizational license plate to be available as a souvenir license plate, the sponsoring organization, if there is one, must agree to make the license plate available as a souvenir license plate.
(2) The fee for the special organizational souvenir license plate is twenty dollars. Ten dollars shall be retained by the department as specified in subsection (A), and the additional ten dollars shall be distributed to the sponsoring organization.
(C) The word 'SAMPLE' or the characters 'SAM123' shall be imprinted on the license plates described in subsections (A) and (B).
(D)(1) An individual may apply for a personalized special organizational souvenir license plate, with a license plate text to be selected by the applicant in a letter and numeral plate text format the department prescribes. The department, in its discretion, may refuse the issue of a license plate text that may carry connotations offensive to good taste.
(2) In order for a special organizational license plate to be available as a personalized souvenir license plate, the sponsoring organization, if there is one, must agree to make the license plate available as a souvenir license plate.
(3) The fee for the license plate contained in this subsection is thirty dollars. Ten dollars shall be retained by the department as specified in subsection (A), and ten dollars shall be distributed to the organization as described in subsection (B), plus an additional personalized fee of ten dollars, which also shall be retained by the department to design and maintain new online transactions allowing for electronic processing of vehicle transactions.
(E) These sample or souvenir license plates may be displayed only on the front of private passenger motor vehicles as defined in Section 56-3-630 or as otherwise allowed by law in the owner's home state and shall not be displayed on the back of any vehicle registered or required to be registered in this State or as otherwise allowed by law in the owner's home state.
(F) Any person displaying a license plate in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days for each violation."
SECTION __. Section 56-3-2340 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(A) The Department of Motor
Vehicles or its designated agent may allow licensed motor
vehicle dealers to issue first time motor vehicle registrations
and license tags directly from the dealership. A dealership
shall apply to the department upon forms approved and provided
by the department. The department may request information
necessary to ensure the integrity of the current licensing
system. The department may allow or refuse a dealership the
right to issue motor vehicle registrations or license tags based
upon criteria established by the department. If a dealership
previously is denied the privilege to issue registrations and
tags, upon meeting the established criteria, the dealership may
be allowed to issue registrations or tags. If in the opinion of
the department a bond is necessary to ensure the payment of fees
associated with the registering and licensing of a vehicle, the
department may require a bond not to exceed the estimated value
of new tags and validation stickers held by the dealership or
the department's designated agent.
(B) The department may certify third-party providers to process title, temporary tag, license plate, and vehicle registration transactions on behalf of the department. The department is authorized to develop program standards and specifications that would be required for certification. Third parties requesting certification must agree to the program terms, conditions, standards, and specifications in order to participate.
(C) The department is authorized to collect a transaction fee from entities who either transmit or retrieve data from the department pursuant to this section. The fee must not exceed the fee authorized in Section 56-19-265(B) for each transaction. These fees must be placed by the Comptroller General into a special restricted account to be used by the department to pay for the development and maintenance of the program.
(D) Third-party providers that process title and registration transactions on behalf of the department may charge a fee in excess of the fee charged by the department."/
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.