SS SCS HCS HB 2380, 2016 (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)
301.3162. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, any person, after an annual payment of an emblem-use fee
to the Nixa Education Foundation, may receive personalized
speciality license plates for any motor vehicle owned,
either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle
or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of [eighteen]
twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The Nixa
Education Foundation hereby authorizes the use of its official
emblem to be affixed on multi-year personalized speciality
license plates as provided in this section. Any contribution
to the Nixa Education Foundation derived from this section,
except reasonable administrative costs, shall be used solely
for the purposes of the Nixa Education Foundation. Any person
may annually apply for the use of the emblem.
2. Upon annual application and payment of a fifteen dollar emblem-use contribution to the Nixa Education Foundation, the Nixa Education Foundation shall issue to the vehicle owner, without further charge, an emblem-use authorization statement, which shall be presented by the vehicle owner to the director of revenue at the time of registration. Upon presentation of the annual emblem-use authorization statement and payment of a fifteen dollar fee in addition to the regular registration fees, and presentation of any documents which may be required by law, the director of revenue shall issue to the vehicle owner a personalized speciality license plate which shall bear the emblem of the Nixa Education Foundation. 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. In addition, upon each set of license plates shall be inscribed, in lieu of the words "SHOW-ME STATE", the words "NIXA EDUCATION FOUNDATION". Notwithstanding the provisions of section 301.144, no additional fee shall be charged for the personalized specialty plates issued under this section.
3. A vehicle owner who was previously issued a plate with the Nixa Education Foundation's 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 Nixa Education Foundation's emblem, as otherwise provided by law. The director of revenue shall make necessary rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, and shall design all necessary forms required by this section.
4. Prior to the issuance of a Nixa Education Foundation speciality plate authorized under this section, the department of revenue must be in receipt of an application, as prescribed by the director, which shall be accompanied by a list of at least two hundred potential applicants who plan to purchase the speciality plate, the proposed art design for the specialty license plate, and an application fee, not to exceed five thousand dollars, to defray the department's cost for issuing, developing, and programming the implementation of the specialty plate. Once the plate design is approved, the director of revenue shall not authorize the manufacture of the material to produce such personalized specialty license plates with the individual seal, logo, or emblem until such time as the director has received two hundred applications, the fifteen dollar specialty plate fee per application, and emblem-use statements, if applicable, and other required documents or fees for such plates.