SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1666
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES RUESTMAN (Sponsor), HUNTER, STEVENSON, VIEBROCK,
WILSON (130), REINHART, MYERS, CROWELL, BEAN, DEMPSEY, MAY, KINGERY, WRIGHT,
ST. ONGE, DOUGHERTY, BAKER, SANDER, NIEVES, SELF, ICET, DIXON, BIVINS, SCHAAF,
ERVIN, SCHLOTTACH, MUNZLINGER, LEMBKE, THRELKELD,
PEARCE AND COOPER (155) (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 10, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 301, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to special license plates for the American Heart Association.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 301, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 301.3155, to read as follows:
301.3155. 1. Any supporter of the American Heart Association of appropriate age as prescribed by law may receive special license plates as prescribed by this section, for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight, after an annual payment of an emblem-use authorization fee to the American Heart Association of which the person is a supporter. The American Heart Association hereby authorizes the use of its official emblem Go Red For Women to be affixed on multi-year personalized license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution to the American Heart Association derived from this section, except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely for the purposes of the American Heart Association. Any supporter of the American Heart Association may annually apply for the use of the emblem and pay the twenty-five dollar emblem-use authorization fee at any local district council in the state.
2. Upon annual application and payment of a twenty-five dollar emblem-use contribution to the American Heart Association, the organization shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the owner to the department of revenue at the time of registration of a motor vehicle. Upon presentation of the annual statement, payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the registration fee and documents which may be required by law, the department of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Go Red For Women on the left side of the plate and the words "Go Red For Women" shall replace the words "SHOW-ME STATE". The words "Winning Women" shall appear beneath the words "GO RED FOR WOMEN". Such license plates shall be made with fully reflective material with a common color scheme and design, shall be clearly visible at night, and shall be aesthetically attractive, as prescribed by section 301.130. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalization of license plates pursuant to this section.
3. A vehicle owner, who was previously issued a plate with the Go Red For Women emblem authorized by this section but who does not provide an emblem-use authorization statement at a subsequent time of registration, shall be issued a new plate which does not bear the Go Red For Women emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2004, shall be invalid and void.