04RS SB39


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SB 39/LM (BR 1064) - J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to special license plates.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to create a Choose life license plate; set forth procedures for transfer or replacement; require a minimum of 900 applications before the plate is to be printed; set the fee for the plate at $53 for the first 900 applications and $15 for all subsequent applications; specify that if 900 applications are not received within one year of the effective date of the Act, the provisions establishing a Choose Life license plate are automatically repealed; provide that an applicant for a Choose Life license plate may also give a voluntary $20 contribution when applying for or renewing a registration under this section that a county clerk will forward quarterly to the Kentucky Foster/Adoptive Care Association, Inc.; create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to set forth accounting procedures to allowable uses of contributions given under this program; require the association to use money contributed from the sale of Choose Life license plates for qualified agencies that promote counseling for pregnant women about the option of adoption.


     SCS/LM - Delete Section 1 of the Act and replace with the following: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186, relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, to create a special Choose Life license plate; require the Kentucky Foster/Adoptive Care Association, Inc. to obtain a minimum 900 applications along with a $25 state fee for each application before the Transportation Cabinet is required to print the plate; provide that if the 900 applications are not submitted to the cabinet within a year of the effective date of the Act, the provisions creating the special plate expire; establish an initial fee for the plate of $28 and a renewal fee of $15; permit initial applicants and persons renewing their registration to make a voluntary $20 contribution that will be sent to the Kentucky Foster/Adoptive Care Association, Inc.

     SFA (1, D. Karem) - Retain the provisions of the Senate Committee Substitute and add two sections to create a Protect Choice special license plate; define a "qualified agency" to mean an agency or organization that is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that provides family planning or reproductive health services; provide that the term shall not mean any agency or organization that prohibits or limits access to abortion services; establish that 900 applications with the appropriate fee must be presented to the Transportation Cabinet before the license plate will be printed; allow persons to make a voluntary contribution of $20 when initially purchasing or renewing a Protect Choice license plate; require the county clerk to transmit the contributions on a quarterly basis to the qualified agency or agencies that applied for the plate to be printed.

     Jan 6-introduced in Senate
     Jan 9-to Transportation (S)
     Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 29-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 3, 2004
     Feb 3-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 27-4 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-received in House
     Feb 5-to Transportation (H)

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